By Tatiana Ortiz

Owners Scott Love and his wife Gay Lynn Love from Love’s Tire and Service Center in Valrico are celebrating their 20th anniversary. Love’s Tire and Service Center is family-owned and operated, and the owners are local.

“By the grace of God, putting people first and our employees is what helped our business reach its 20th anniversary,” said Gay Lynn.

Love’s Tire and Service Center has been in operation since April 1, 1996. Its location was chosen because of the good opportunity. Major, minor and full service repairs are just a few examples of the various types of services that are provided to its customers. Goodyear products are sold at Love’s Tire and Service Center, which is supported by the Goodyear company.

A special sale event will be conducted on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, in honor of being in business for 20 years. Gay Lynn mentioned there will be all kinds of sales going on. It is a free event to the public. The event will include a cookout, beverages, a car show, door prizes and a service sale. The cookout is going to be held during both days. Food will be served from 11 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. The car show is on Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

“Once a year for our anniversary, we have a big cookout. My husband makes a huge pot of collard greens and it has become quite a tradition with the customers, since they come back every year for them,” said Gay Lynn.

Hold tight to your dream and do not give up, is advice that Gay Lynn Love shared.

For more information, visit It is located at 1701 Hwy. 60 E. in Valrico. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Call 661-3955.

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