Ingram Tire has resided in the Historical District of Clinton for the past 56 years. Finis and Betty Ingram, founders of Ingram Tire, started their business in its current location in 1962. The Ingrams rented the building from Bonner from 1962 to 1964 and then purchased the building in 1964. The building originally a DeSoto Dealership built in 1939 converted nicely to suit their needs. Over the years the Ingrams business saw many changes. Ingram Tire started as a retread-recap of tires servicing most of the north central area of Arkansas. Finis would run routes picking up tires to be retreaded from Batesville to Heber Springs and Morrilton to Berryville and many points in between. The Ingram’s continued to retread tires until 1986 when they switched over to service radial tires.
Ingram Tire has adapted with the ever changing world of technology to provide quality service. Ingram’s offers many services from batteries, oil changes, new and used tires, brakes, suspension repair, tractor and lawn mower tubes, tire repair, and alignment. Ingram’s is a Cooper Tire Dealer and carries a knowledgeable staff to handle your auto needs.
Mrs. Betty was born in Oklahoma and was raised in California. It was in California that she met Finis. Finis had moved to California for the summer to work at a fruit packaging facility where Mrs. Betty happened to be employed. They would soon realize over that summer that they had found there one and only and both moved home to Arkansas that following year. They have spent the past 50 plus years giving back to the Clinton community through many hours of volunteer work and charitable donations.
The Ingrams are charter members of the Archey Fork Car Club where Mrs. Betty still holds the title of Treasurer. Ingram’s Tire Service has been a cornerstone of the Clinton landscape for over half a century and will continue for the foreseeable future. Ingram’s Tire Service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 625 Highway 65 B Clinton AR and you can reach them at 501-745-2470.