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At Downtown Tire & Auto our philosophy is simple: we never promise more than we can deliver, and we always give customers more than they expect. The people of Hastings know customer service is not enough, and we do, too. That's why we strive for customer loyalty every day. We service the Cottage Grove, Hastings, Red Wing, Inver Grove Heights area so stop on by next time you are in the Hastings area and see the latest we have to offer in tires and tire technology. With names like Michelin® and Bridgestone in stock or just a phone call away, we know you’ll find what you need.

  • 1974: The business was incorporated in December of 1974 as Downtown Shell Inc. by Tom Kingston and Jerry Kasel. Jerry had been working for Tom since 1965.
  • 1983: Jerry purchased the remaining interest in the company from Tom Kingston.
  • 1985: August of 1985 name was officially changed to Downtown Tire & Auto Inc.
  • 1986: In June of 1986 Greg, Jerry's son, came to work full time in the business after graduating from Dakota County Technical College
  • 1998: On January 1, 1998 Greg purchased the business from his father and has been running it ever since.
  • 2014: Celebrating 40 years of family ownership and service to Hastings and the surrounding area.


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