Wheel Warehouse / Orange Tire
Wheel Warehouse / Orange Tire

Brothers-in-law Mike Yablonka (left) and Chris Granger have a combined 55 years of experience in wheels and tires.  They enjoy the relationships they build with customers while helping them find wheels and tires for their vehicles that are focused on performance and good looks.

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Wheel Warehouse / Orange Tire

Chris Granger and Mike Yablonka know a thing or two about wheels and tires.  Located at the corner of Katella and Batavia since 2016 is Wheel Warehouse / Orange Tire.  Founded in 1979 in Anaheim, Wheel Warehouse has a long history in the wheel and tire industry.  Being one of the original boutique wheel stores and creating one of the first websites in the wheel industry in 1996, they have built a loyal customer following.

Ted Bernez is a local car enthusiast who has known Granger for more than 20 years and only gets his tires from Wheel Warehouse.

“Chris is the most ethical businessman I’ve ever met,” says Bernez.  “Customer and safety oriented, he is fair and has saved me a lot of money.”     Granger’s early knowledge came from working for a wheel importer, before moving on to manufacturing and installation.  While serving as manager at Wheel Warehouse, he started a company that resold the factory wheels that are traded in.  This has become a big part of Wheel Warehouse today.

“For many of our customers, we are their next stop after the dealer,” says Granger.  “There are a lot of reasons why someone would come here.  Generally, you want wheels, but you need tires

The staff at Wheel Warehouse pride themselves on educating their customers, whether catering to the seasoned automobile enthusiast or simplifying the technical aspect of wheels and tires to satisfy requests for different cosmetic looks.

Granger has been involved with the aftermarket wheel industry since 1986.  He brought brother-in-law Mike into the business in 2005.  With Granger’s technical experience and Yablonka’s business skills, combined with a long-time knowledgeable staff, this family business has evolved into a full-service shop that sells and installs wheels and tires, as well as lift kits, vehicle lowerings and alignments.

“What has kept us going is we know wheels,” says Granger. “Everything associated with wheels and tires is actually engineered for performance, but 90 percent of what we sell and install is to enhance the cosmetic appeal of the vehicle.  We know what fits cars, pickups, trucks or hot rods.  Every car is different in size, bolt pattern, offset and brake clearance.”

As an independent dealer, Wheel Warehouse is there to match the proper brands with customer needs.

“The wheels you put on a car affect a lot of other things such as your ride, your look and how your steering wheel feels when you’re driving, says Granger.  “Our goal is to provide the best wheel and tire options to match each customer’s needs.  We stand behind all products and services we offer.”

Wheel Warehouse / Orange Tire
805 West Katella Ave., Orange CA 92866  /  714-772-1281

Article Published in the
Mar / Apr 23 edition of the Old Towne Orange Plaza Review
Written by Sheri Ledbetter Photo by Kristin Smetona
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