Just Who Is Frontier Tire & Service?

Blandon with the Hunter Hawkeye Elite Alignment Machine.

Blandon with the Hunter Hawkeye Elite Alignment Machine.

If you’ve driven through Comanche on Highway 377/67, I can guarantee that you’ve seen it. You know the one…the building with the gorgeous old barn wood siding and the huge deer on top. There’s no doubt about it; it’s an eye catcher, but, like all family-owned businesses, Frontier Tire & Service, Inc. has a story to tell.

Located right in the hub of Comanche, Frontier Tire & Service, Inc. has been in business since October 2002. They offer professional tire service, and, on any given day, you will see the hurry and scurry of men hard at work determined to provide the service on which they stake their reputation.

 And that reputation is important to owners Blandon and Mary Ann Gore, both of whom were reared right here in Comanche and have family ties in the County dating back for generations.

Vice President Blandon Gore has a history of family and business ties that date to the late 1860s. President Mary Ann Gore has strong family and business ties as well, dating back to 1959, and today she loves to talk about the business she and Blandon have built.

“We are a home owned business with traditional values. We offer a professional tire service with a mom and pop atmosphere. It’s a place where you can still drive in and get your tires and air checked for free. We make it a point to ensure that our customers are always greeted by an owner because we want them to know that they are that important to us.

“We have such a great rapport with our customers. They may call and say, ‘It’s 4:50, and we’re in Proctor (or wherever they may be). I have a tire that needs to be fixed, and I have to keep bailing hay. Will you stay open till we get there?’ Our answer is always, ‘Yes, of course!’ We leave when the last customer leaves. It’s just another perk for our customers. Special service, yes, it is. You don’t get that in the city. (I can personally attest to this great customer service!)

“That’s one reason we believe in shopping at home and can meet any price brought to us by any competitor, local or otherwise. This includes Walmart, Discount Tire, and many other large name competitors. It is usually not necessary to get a written quote from another business as our prices are always competitive and always the least expensive tire prices, truly backing the tradition of shopping at home simply because why drive when it’s less expensive here.””

HUNTER ROAD FORCE BALANCE MACHINE

Mary Ann and Blandon also love the community in which they live, and it is very important to them that they give back to the community that supports them. As Mary Ann puts it, “We believe that if you support your community, your community will support you.”

“We’ve able to give back to the community because of the customers who support us, the couple told us.”

Of course, there are other small-town perks that come with shopping with Frontier Tire & Service, not the least of which is the fact that the Gores offer financing through a third party entity in the form of 90 day same as cash with no credit check terms.

“It is very, very important to us that each customer leaves here with a positive experience, and we will do whatever it takes to accomplish that. We have people who drive from as far as Austin, Midland, Mexico, Arizona, Sonora, and Colorado to shop with us because we can provide them with quick, professional service at a fair price.

“The city folks say they can get here early in the day, get four new tires, and be back at work by lunch. In the city, it takes all day long, and they have to take a number. At Frontier Tire, if you need a number, call your telephone company because we are going to service your vehicle in a timely, professional manner. We realize you are busy, and time is important. It’s our job to perform your work efficiently, professionally, and in a timely manner, no number necessary.

“We are Certified Dealers for Bridgestone and Firestone. We are a Yokohama Advantage Dealer and the only Michelin Associate Dealer in the area. We are the Multi Mile dealer for the area, Mastercraft, Nitto, BF Goodrich, Toyo, Continental, General, and Goodyear. If it is a name brand tire, we carry it and can get it for you at any time.

“Frontier Tire & Service, Inc. values each and every customer that walks in our door. We know that it is a choice to come to us, and we value that very much. We look forward to surpassing and superseding any tire store in the surrounding area.

“Of course, it does not stop there. We speak with our tire companies daily, negotiating each and every tire deal to bring the best name brand tire to you, the customer. We work on lawn mower tires, tractor tires, car tires, trailer tires, ATV tires, RV tires, pickup tires, eighteen wheeler tires, and industrial equipment. We sell tubes and rims; we even sell airplane tires! We also offer government pricing for exempt entities.

“Frontier Tire & Service is the only place in Comanche who offers a biodegradable stop leak. We do tires, and we do tires only so we want to do them well. We don’t just sell you a tire. We know that money is tight, and we will always try to repair your tire if it is at all possible.

“We want you to know that when you, your mom, your aunt, your sister, your dad, your teenage son or daughter drives away from Frontier Tire & Service, safety is of the utmost importance to us. After all, there are lives at stake. A good, safe tire is the only thing between you and the road. Tire installation must be done safely, and the tire must be installed properly. When you leave our parking lot, you can be assured that this has been done.”

According to Mary Ann, at the end of the day, she and Blandon can smile at each other, remembering the couple who came into the store on Saturday saying, “Hello we called you earlier in the week about some times. You have them in stock, and they were the best price around. We just drove 300 miles from Sonora to buy them here.”

“Blandon and I look at each other, and we know that the goal we have set here to provide name brand tires at a fair price with good service has been accomplished.

“As the couple paid they said, “When we need more tires, we will be back to Comanche.'”

“We know that we have been blessed, and we can share our blessings with our community. Whether you are from the local area or from out of town, you can know that you have a direct link to Comanche, Texas through Frontier Tire & Service, Inc. and the goals we set here.”

And here at Texansunited.com, we understand the very hard work that goes into doing just that. We salute Blandon and Mary Ann for their love of their town and their community and their devotion to giving so much back to those who help make their business strong.

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About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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One Response to Just Who Is Frontier Tire & Service?

  1. Missy Jones says:

    I am a happy and very satisfied customer of Frontier tire. With Blandon and Mary Ann helping me, and their great staff, I know that I am in good hands. Of course, my husband did all of the tire “stuff”, and now it is up to me to take care of that. Every little old gray-haired lady needs a business like Frontier Tire that she can call on and count on, and I am fortunate to have friends like Blandon and Mary Ann and a business located here at home that can take care of me. Missy Jones

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