Built in 1990, this University Park business has become the first choice in Automotive care for USC and downtown loft residents.


University Tire Center's history started with the vision of one man: John J. Bitterolf. After spending his youth as a tire specialist at a prominent tire wholesaler, John initiated and developed University Goodyear, beginning with tires and expanding to include complete mechanical repair.

John saw a need for an automotive service center to help people with the upkeep of their vehicles, so he created University Goodyear. He believed that the characteristics found in dealers - clean, well-organized, and great customer service - could be applied to the independent automotive service business model. In 2009, his vision became a reality.

On Dec 1, 2009, University Goodyear opened its doors. John was the sole office employee, and along with one mechanic, sales that day totaled about $10.

Today, University Goodyear is University Tire Center -  a leading auto service center the Los Angeles, with more than 13,000 loyal customers who bring in more than 15,000 vehicles.

University Tire Center continues to fuel growth by exploring new technology and staying current . In 2010, University Tire Center launched a campaign to educate and deliver critical information to it's professional technicians. Access was then granted to the nation's leading provider of electronic automotive diagnostic and repair software. 

University Tire Center has come a long way. Today, University Tire Center serves customers from 48 U.S. states, Canada, & even Mexico. One of the constant, core foundations to our success has been our strong culture of customer satisfaction.

Our goal is to provide our customers with trustworthy advice and correct solutions ensuring the customer leaves with the best experience possible.

No matter where the business takes us in the future, customer satisfaction will remain our number one priority.



Loc. – LA, CA near USC
Bays – 9
Crew – 8
Waiting Area –  Indoor, TV, tables
WiFi – Available, Secured


Free Wi-Fi
O-T-A Television
Indoor Waiting Area
Vending Machines
Close to nearby restaurants
USC shuttle,
MTA bus stops
Expo Line (0.7 mi)