A Legacy of Quality Auto Care
Pace Tire Pros has a rich history dating back to 1965 when Pat Simonetti opened his first car wash at 84-06 Queens Blvd in Elmhurst, NY. Over the years, the business expanded its services, evolving into a full-service Firestone service center under Pat's stewardship. In the 1970s and 1980s, Pat brought his two sons-in-law into the business, establishing Queens Tire Pros as a thriving tire and auto repair enterprise, which remained in the same location for another two decades.
The Move to Long Island City
In 2001, Pat's son-in-law, Larry Vollano, took the reins and relocated the business to Northern Boulevard in Long Island City. The new location provided more space for vehicle repairs, tire storage, and servicing fleet vehicles. In 2017, the business expanded further, adding a second location in Astoria under the MIC Tire Pros banner.
A Neighborhood Icon
Not far from the original Queens Firestone location on Queens Boulevard, Tom and Linda Wolfe partnered with Goodyear in 1974 to become the go-to Goodyear location in Queens, NY. They gained a reputation for their diagnostics work and made a bold move in 1979, shifting their focus entirely to diagnostic auto repair by removing the gas pumps. Over the next four decades, Pace Tire became known as the go-to place for solving vehicle issues that no one else in the area could handle, all while maintaining a strong sense of neighborhood and family.
Passing the Torch
In 2019, Tom decided to retire after 40 years of dedicated service. He entrusted the business he called home to his longtime friend Larry, with whom he had shared a friendship spanning over three decades. Now, Larry's son, Lawrence, manages the day-to-day operations at the reimagined Pace Tire Pros.
A Modern Auto Care Hub
Today, Pace Tire Pros stands as a beacon of quality auto repair and tire service in Middle Village, NY, and the broader Queens area. We employ ASE certified technicians who have access to the latest tools, equipment, and diagnostic software in the industry. Many of our technicians have been with Pace for over two decades, contributing to our wealth of experience and expertise. For added peace of mind, we provide a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty on qualified services.
Today, we’re proud to be an affiliated TechNet location, and a member of the Goodyear Tire and Service network. As a New York State Safety And Emissions Certified Inspection Station, we provide comprehensive auto repair services, including New York state inspections. We understand that you have choices when it comes to auto care, but we want you to choose Pace Tire Pros.
Our dedication to excellence extends beyond just servicing vehicles. We aim to build long-lasting relationships with our customers and foster trust and loyalty within our community. While we take care of your vehicle, enjoy our clean facility with a comfortable waiting area. We offer complimentary Wi-Fi and a local shuttle service.
Visit Us Today
Let us demonstrate the best customer service in the area and prove why Pace Tire Pros should be your first and last stop for all your vehicle's repair and maintenance needs in Middle Village, NY. Please give us a call or visit our auto service shop soon!