PITT’S ALL-TIME HOME RUN LEADER AND CHAMPTIRES FOUNDER
Brad Rea started all four years during his Pitt baseball career and concluded his time as “the most prolific offensive performer in the history of the Panther program.”
When he graduated, Brad owned school records for career at-bats (731), hits (237), runs (148), home runs (46), RBIs (198) and doubles (44). He also broke the single-season mark during his senior year for hits (76) and RBIs (66) and finished his final season batting .369 with 18 home runs and 43 runs scored. He was also named a Senior of Distinction and selected to the first team All-Big East as well as second team All-Big East.
Following his senior year, Brad was named an All-American and began a successful professional baseball career in which he played for four teams in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system (Bradenton, Hickory and Lynchburg twice) and two independent leagues.
As of February 2023, Brad is still the University of Pittsburgh’s career home run leader (46) and holds career total bases (428) and career RBIs (198).
After baseball, Brad began to put his business degree to work and joined a recycling company. He was shocked at how many tires with decent tread remaining ended up in landfills, so he founded Champtires in 2009 to resell premium used tires. Champtires is now one of the largest companies selling high quality used tires in the United States. Headquartered in West Mifflin, PA, it operates two retail locations as well as other warehouse locations along the east coast and has transformed how businesses and consumers spend money on tires.
CHAMPTIRES SPECIALIZES IN THE BEST AND MOST AFFORDABLE USED TIRES
New tires are expensive and needing to buy them can sneak up on you, like when you get a flat tire or turn in a leased vehicle. Premium used tires — just like used cars — are an affordable, safe and eco-friendly option.
At Champtires, we sell the highest quality preowned tires, which can help you save up to 80% off steep new tire prices.
MORE THAN 40,000 TIRES IN STOCK
We have a huge inventory of used tires — in all of the brands that you trust, from BFGoodrich, Bridgestone and Continental to Goodyear, Michelin, Pirelli and dozens more. Whether you’re looking for one, two, three or a full set of tires, you’ll be able to find the right brand, size and tread depth — while saving up to 80% off of new tires prices.
Although, if you’re looking for deals on new tires, we also sell those.
THE CHAMPTIRES INSPECTION PROCESS
When you purchase tires from Champtires, your satisfaction is guaranteed. We’re able to do this
because we use a three-step inspection process to ensure that we are only selling the best used tires that do not have any holes or other defects.
Each tire is visually inspected for obvious defects such as nails, screws, broken beads and dry rot.
Then, tires are air-tested on our state-of-the-art Matteuzzi specialty testing equipment.
When a tire is purchased, it is given a final inspection and test before it ships.
LOCATIONS AND SERVICES
We sell tires to drivers across the continental United States — and ship them for free.
Our headquarters is in West Mifflin, PA, right outside of Pittsburgh. We also have two retail locations in
the Pittsburgh-area, where we offer installation and other services.