LOCAL FOCUS: King’s Tire & Car Care

 Reggie Callahan, on left, and Ruben Gordillo stand at the back of a car on the rack at King's Tire and Care Care. King's Tire has been repairing vehicles in Houston since 1998. (Floyd Ingram)


Reggie Callahan, on left, and Ruben Gordillo stand at the back of a car on the rack at King’s Tire and Care Care. King’s Tire has been repairing vehicles in Houston since 1998. (Floyd Ingram)

When it comes to car care you have to trust the people who keep you rolling down the highway.

Reggie Callahan has been in business for 15 years and learned early on people have to know they are getting quality work for a good price when they bring their car in to King’s Tire.

“It’s all about customer service,” said Callahan. “This is my business and I know the people who come in this shop. I’ve got to sleep at night and I won’t do people wrong.”

Callahan has been at his location at 558 West Madison since 2006 and constructed his building with customers in mind.

“I wanted a paved parking lot for people to walk on – not gravel,” said Callahan. “And I wanted a waiting room that women with kids could sit in while we fixed their car.

“I’ve got a lot of widows and single moms who count on me to keep their car rolling,” he added. “My customers trust me and know I am a man of my word.”

Billed as a tire shop, King’s Tire is so much more.

“Yes, if it deals with tires we can help you,” said Callahan. “We also do brakes and alignments and just about anything dealing with the front-end.

“But we also do oil changes, light mechanic work, inspections stickers and batteries,” said Callahan. “The general repair part of our business is growing every day and most people don’t realize if they have something wrong with their car, we can probably fix it.”

King’s Tire also unlocks doors.

Callahan pointed out cars are getting more and more complex and technical and he urged people to bring their vehicle in for regular maintenance and work.

“There are three of us who work down here,” said Callahan. “If we can’t fix it, we can send you to someone we trust who can.”

Mike Westmoreland handles most mechanic needs at King Tire. Ruben Gordillo does the rest.

“We just ask people to check with us first,” said Callahan. “Times are tight and you’ve got to keep rolling. Our prices are reasonable and we are always up front with you about the cost.”

 

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