Learning Center / TreadHunter and Dunlap and Kyle Tire Co. Announce Partnership


The Internet tire buying experience is becoming more and more fragmented. Consumers are buying tires from online retail stores and having them installed at other local neighborhood shops. But at TreadHunter, we connect online consumers directly to local retail tire stores in the area, bringing the online tire sale back to neighborhood tire stores and unifying the purchase and installation experience for our customers. That is why we are excited to partner with Dunlap & Kyle Co., Inc., also doing business as Gateway Tire and Hesselbein Tire. Our partnership with Dunlap & Kyle Co. now provides their retail customers easy access to the online tire marketplace.

Founded in 1929 and based in Batesville, Mississippi, Dunlap & Kyle Co., Inc. is a leading wholesale and retailer tire dealer selling to independent dealers and retail stores from seventeen U.S. wholesale locations. This partnership agreement covers all retail tire store customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

Our online tire marketplace, at TreadHunter, is one of the key ways that Dunlap and Kyle Tire Co. connects consumers to the local store and ensures future growth. Consumers can search for tires based on location, tire size, tire brand and type of car.

President and CEO of Dunlap & Kyle Co., Robert Dunlap, agrees as he stated, “the TreadHunter marketplace solution allows our dealers and retailers to move easily onto an online marketplace to sell their tires and keep 100% of the tire profit.”

If you are a retail customer of Dunlap & Kyle Co., Gateway Tire or Hesselbein Tire and would like to participate in this exciting opportunity to increase your online sales, contact us for more information or register today. In less than minute, you can be selling tires online and not just installing tires bought online.