TOP PHOTO: J.R.’s Tires is WLAF’s business of the week. They’re a currently offering an alignment special for $39.95 with the purchase of four new tires.

Grandfather and granddaughter business partners, Jaylynn Kitts and J.R. Kitts.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – J.R.’s Tires is WLAF’s business of the week. J.R.’s has been serving the community for more than 40 years with tire, vehicle maintenance and repairs and used cars. Whether you need tires, rims, an oil change, alignments or vehicle repairs, J.R.’s is your one stop shop. 

Owned and operated by J.R. Kitts and his granddaughter Jaylynn Kitts, the business also has a second shop location in Caryville. J.R.’s also has two used car lot locations, one in LaFollette and one in Jacksboro next to UGO. 

J.R.’s is a full-service shop performing just about any “vehicle repair or maintenance you might need,” according to Jaylynn Kitts.

J.R. started the business around 1980.  Prior to starting his own business, he had worked at a tire recap shop for George Burcham. Kitts said it was there that he learned how to “grade tires.”  His dad had also retired from working at the Uniroyal Tire Company up in Detroit, so you could say it was in J.R.’s genes to go into the tire business. 

J.R.’s Tires is located at 811 Jacksboro Pike in LaFollette and can be reached at 423.566.3945.

“I knew I wanted to work for myself and started the business and the good Lord has been good to me,” Kitts said. His first tire shop was located in front of the Church of God on old 25 W.  The business was also located on the other end of LaFollette near the hospital for years, before moving to its current location in 2014.

“We appreciate all the people who have helped us get where we are; and all of our loyal customers that have stuck with us and followed us for 40 years to get us where we are,” J.R. Kitts said.

Currently J.R.’s is offering a summer alignment special; when you buy four new tires, you get an alignment for $39.95. 

The business is also currently promoting membership cards for $20. The membership card provides savings and deals on tires, repairs, vehicle maintenance and more. Inquire at the shop about membership card details and purchasing a card.

J.R.’s has a large stock of new and used tires for trucks, cars, semis, tractors, trailers, as well as tire tubes. The shop also has a large selection of like-new tires to help your money go farther.

J.R.’s Tires is WLAF’s business of the week. They’re a currently offering an alignment special for $39.95 with the purchase of four new tires.

“We have the fastest service in Campbell County and there are no hidden costs. Every tire purchase includes free mount and balance of your tires. Come see us for the best deals in town,” Jaylynn Kitts said.

J.R.’s is located at 811 Jacksboro Pike in LaFollette between the Sonic and the car wash. Hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 8 am. to 5 pm. Call the LaFollette shop at 423-566-3945 to make vehicle repair appointments. You can also check them out on Facebook at J.R.’s Tires Inc. 2.0.

J.R.’s also has a Caryville location at 354 John McGhee Blvd. This location can be reached at 423-562-2746. Stop by and talk to Mike for tire and vehicle needs. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/09/2021-6AM)

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