Les Schwab Tire Centers sells a variety of tires for cars, SUV's, light trucks and commercial vehicles. Each vehicle class of tire is sold in several styles, including all-weather tires, winter tires and performance tires.
Les Schwab Tire Centers was founded in Prinevelle, Oregon, in 1952 by Les Schwab when he purchased OK Rubber Welders. The company was founded on the basic principle of providing customers with the best experience and appropriate tire for their needs, not on making sales exclusively. As of March 2015, Les Schwab operates over 450 stores in the United States and is one of the largest employers in the state of Oregon.
Customers interested in purchasing tires can view the store's entire catalogue from its website. Tires are categorized based on the vehicle for which they are intended. Each vehicle category also contains multiple styles of tires, with all-weather tires being the largest selection. The all-weather tires are designed to be used all season, which mean they can withstand a variety of weather conditions including rain and snow. The company also sells specialized winter tires that are meant to provide a higher level of stability and control during heavy snowfall, along with ensuring better handling on ice- and snow-filled roads.