River City Tire & Automotive has been in operation since 1987 and has been located at 312 East 35th St. in Davenport, IA for the last 26 years. We serve the auto repair and new tires and wheels needs of customers in Davenport, Bettendorf, Eldridge, and the surrounding areas.
About River City Tire & Automotive
River City Tire & Automotive is a locally owned and operated automotive service center founded in 1987. We strive to deliver quality products to our customers. For auto repairs, or new tires and wheels, come see us in person or request a quote online.
River City Tire got its start in 1987 on Locust St. in Davenport, Iowa. Owned by Charles Jones and his son, Chet, the first location was a one-bay operation with a wholesale route. Chet was in charge of the retail business while Charles “Charlie” ran the wholesale route and focused on delivering tires to nearby communities with the charm of a small, upcoming, family business. Wife and mother, Patricia “Jane” Jones was also involved in the business and operated as a public relations specialist.
Significant growth in the early years led to River City Tire (RCT) moving to new location across the street in 1989, the shop expanded to a two-bay operation and a larger wholesale route. In this time, daughter Denny and brother “Jonesy” also joined the family business and RCT hired two additional technicians. Daughter Jackie joined the team in 1993 and, with the business continuing to grow, a move was moved to the current location at 312 East 35th St. in Davenport. The present building began as a five-bay shop, but has since expanded to a 13-bay operation, currently employing seven technicians. We are pleased to announce that another Quad City family, Tony and Angie Grau, are the new owners of River City Tire effective Monday, May 24, 2021.
Tony and Angie were born and raised in northwest Davenport, both graduating from Davenport North High School. Tony worked for John Deere for 25 years, and Angie continues to work at Deere with over 23 years of service. The Grau family is a “car family” who enjoy cars and racing as both a hobby and business for over 30 years. They currently own Rennkraft Motorworks, a road racing prep shop and customer service representative for the Sports Car Club of America.
Tony and Angie “believe in the value that River City Tire provides to this community and the trust and expertise that has been built over 34 years. We look forward to working with this amazing team to strengthen that value in the future. We understand the reliable operation of your family and business vehicles are absolutely vital and the River City Tire team will continue the same dedication to our customers.”
River City Tire & Automotive is a NAPA Auto Care Center. We are part of the Independent Tire Dealer Buying Group (ITD) and are certified by Advanced Auto Parts, and AC Delco.
As a locally owned and operated family owned business, River City Tire, knows the importance of family and community. We work with the great organizations in our community such as Family Resources (Domestic Violence Shelter), CASI (Center for Seniors), Unity Point Trinity’s Caring Canines and Caring Closet programs, River Bend Foodbank, Goodwill, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Family Enrichment Center, John Deere Foundation, local churches and schools, and more. The dollars you spend at River City Tire enrich the community that we all share.
From our family to yours, we work to keep you, your family, and your vehicle safe.