Auto Repair and Tire Service in Marion, NC
In 1971, the Baker family opened a small convenience store and a tire changing room on Sugar Hill Road, just outside of Marion. Father, George Baker, and sons, Paul and George Jr. each had a share. Later, Dad Baker turned the business over to the sons. Gas was pumped and windshields were cleaned for the customers back in those days.
As the tire business and store business grew, the market was expanded and other bays and lifts were added to the garage. In 1981, Paul Baker and wife, Frances, bought out brother George, Jr .and managed the market and garage six days a week. When sons, Ivan and Nathan, were old enough they began helping after school and on Saturdays.
The business grew and eventually outgrew the location, so plans were made to build a new automotive shop separate from the market. In 2008, the new shop opened just down the street. The new shop made it possible to accommodate more customers and add alignments and front end work, along with A/C work and to increase the brake jobs and routine maintenance. Then in November, 2013 an opportunity came to purchase a well-established downtown tire shop in Marion. The former owners, Randy and Lisa Parker, had called it City Tire. Thus Baker’s City Tire was formed and opened its doors November 4th. While son Ivan manages the Sugar Hill Road location, son Nathan manages East Court Street location.
We have been blessed of God to serve the people of McDowell County these many years! We would love to take care of your automotive needs. Come visit us! Both locations offer comfortable waiting areas with WiFi.
Serving Marion, North Carolina, we carry tires from Michelin®, BFGoodrich®, Uniroyal®, Continental Tire, General Tire, Kumho and other brands. Our friendly, experienced staff will help you sort through all the options to make sure that your new tires are the best possible for your truck, car or SUV. We also provide complete automotive services including Alignments, Brake Service and Repair, Computer Diagnostics, TPMS, Oil Change, Suspension, Shocks and Struts, Nitrogen, State Inspection and Scheduled Maintenance. We even can provide Shuttle Service.