With a lifelong passion for cars, Ramil Reyes had long dreamed of one day opening his own mechanic shop.
Ramil’s roots in the industry reach back 25 years, when he started working in his first shop in the Philippines at age 22.
“I really enjoy working with the public and I love working with cars,” says Ramil, who has worked extensively in the Lower Mainland’s auto industry over the years.
Today, as he welcomes the community to his own Big O Tires shop on King George Boulevard in Surrey, he looks forward to sharing that passion with son Ian, who joins the team at the shop on weekends while he finishes his education and training.
“I had always wanted to open my own shop, and as I saw my son becoming so enthusiastic about cars, I wanted to have a business I could pass along to him one day,” says Ramil, who with friend and business partner Froilan Alejo purchased and re-branded the longstanding shop under the Big O Tires banner in November.
Appreciating the reputation Big O Tires enjoys in BC and throughout North America, the franchise was the perfect fit.
They’re BIG on more than tires
While “tires” are key in the Big O name, the truth is, they do far more than that. Here are a few things you might not know about Surrey’s newest Big O Tires shop:
- More than just tires, they’re a full-service shop with three mechanics and an apprentice hard at work at five service bays.
- And yes, they DO do tires! Everyone who purchases four tires from them will receive a free tire rotation and free tire repair for up to two years, Ramil says.
- It’s easy to book your next appointment or talk to the professionals. Not only can you schedule your next appointment online, but you can also request a service or tire quote!
- Questions? You can ask those too with a click of a button. Even better, come in and chat with Ramil or one of his experienced team in person. “We’re also thrilled to welcome back longtime store manager Derek Chandler, who our customers will be happy to see back behind the counter,” Ramil says.
Visit Ramil, Derek, Ian and the rest of the Big O Tires team at 7237 King George Blvd. in Surrey, or call 604-591-8322.