McWhorter Tire & Auto Downtown

McWhorter Tire & Auto

1008 Texas Ave Lubbock, TX 79401

Phone: (806) 762-0231

About McWhorter Tire & Auto

Key Personnel

Rock Rickel, President: 37 yrs
Jim Riebel, Vice President: 35 yrs
Tom Keener, Sales: 37 yrs
Mike Rohmfeld, Service Manager: 37 yrs

What was once built as a 3-story parking garage for the Hilton Hotel in 1923 was transformed into McWhorter Tire Co. in 1942.

Ross and Pat McWhorter started selling tires in downtown Lubbock in 1942. Today, that parking garage is home office to one of West Texas' largest tire dealers and auto repair service centers.

McWhorter’s has expanded in the more than seventy years since its founding into multiple commercial and retail tire dealer centers and auto repair shops throughout Lubbock, Levelland and Midland.

Why McWhorter’s on Texas Ave?

At the original downtown location, McWhorter Tire & Auto on Texas Ave, serves all customers: commercial trucking, agriculture, construction and retail. Our downtown location also stocks the widest selection of tires and auto parts of any of our stores with a 30,000 square foot tire warehouse a few streets away.


Downtown is also the hub for our mobile tire service, providing onsite tire repairs and replacement throughout Lubbock for retail, and all over West Texas for commercial clients. McWhorter’s has more mobile tire trucks than anyone else in Lubbock, twelve trucks are constantly providing emergency repairs to residents and commercial clients.

McWhorter Tire & Auto on Texas Ave, has no shortage of talent. A majority of McWhorter’s downtown personnel can boast 20+ even 30+ years with the company. With ASE certified mechanics and trained tire service associates, having decades of experience gives McWhorter’s team the expertise to perform quality repairs and service.

There’s a reason we work with everyone from the Lubbock Police Department, the State of Texas, Secret Service, Lubbock Independent School District, Texas Tech University and more.

Some of the most respected government services, institutions and businesses in Lubbock all work with McWhorter and have for decades. Even Buddy Holly visited McWhorter’s in our early years, and we have the receipt to prove it in our downtown location's waiting area.

Stop by McWhorter Tire & Auto and see how we can become your go to tire dealer and vehicle repair specialist for years to come… Schedule a service request online or give us a call to discuss pricing, services and more!

McWhorter Tire & Auto
1008 Texas Avenue Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: (806) 762-0231
Downtown & Slaton Hwy
Sat & SunCall 24/7 for Emergencies
M-F7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
SunCall 24/7 for Emergencies
Truck Center
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