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Donovan's Auto & Tire Center in Cincinnati

About Donovan's Auto & Tire Center

About Donovan Tire - Serving Cincinnati For Over 50 years

The Founding of Donovan Tire Written by The Donovan Family

Dad got out of the Marines in 1945. He enlisted while at Xavier University his freshman year. Don's first business was Donovan's Cafe at the age of 17. It was left to him by his older brother, Pat, who had just joined the Navy.

Don and Pat were both inducted into the XU Basketball Hall of Fame. Don was also indeucted into the Purcell High School Hall of Fame. Don left college after his junior year when his wife, Betty, was pregnant with their 3rd son and he could no longer attend school and provide for the family.

Don was hired by Firestone and eventually transferred to Louisville with the Firestone Farm division. Don promised his wife if he was ever transferred back to Cincinnati he would open his own store. He did this in 1958.

It was not an easy thing to do - already having four children and a 5th on the way! Don's first store was located at 6111 Montgomery Road and it consisted of a store front for appliances, office, a small room with a hand operated tire changer, and a cement slap out back with no roof or walls for changing tires with a floor jack.

One thing the store did have was a color TV. Every Sunday Dad would take all the children (and any he could round up from the neighborhood) to the store to wactch Walt Disney on the color TV.

50 years later Donovan's Tire is still serving the Cincinnati community.

Donovan's Auto & Tire Center Location Information

Donovan's Auto & Tire Center
5601 Ridge Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45213
(513) 351-3388

Services: Tire Dealers, Auto Repair Centers

Servicing: Audi, Chrysler, Ford, GMC, Honda, Jeep, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, Bridgestone, Firestone, Fuzion

Joined September, 2009

Donovan's Auto & Tire Center Reviews

Overall Rating 10.0
Customer Service 10.0
Friendliness 10.0
Product Knowledge 10.0
Quality of Repair Work 10.0
Overall Experience 10.0
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