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OUR CUSTOMERS ARE OUR PRIORITY!


For more than 98 years, Max Finkelstein, Inc. has provided quality products, competitive prices and reliable service to consumer and commercial retailers, redistributors and service providers throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. We understand that our customer’s success is our success.

Our industry leading fill-rates, inventory availability and prompt dependable delivery services are second to none. Providing professionally trained sales and customer service staff to assist our dealers in choosing the right products and proper fitments for today's educated and discerning customer is our primary goal.

With 15 strategically located distribution centers across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, Max Finkelstein, Inc. has become one of the nation’s largest independent, family-owned tire distributors of passenger and light truck tires. We pride ourselves on the quality of the brands we carry, including Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Pirelli, Kumho, Kenda, Presa and Vercelli.

Commercial, OTR, trailer and specialty tires are also a significant part of the Max Finkelstein product offering. We have complete coverage of lawn and garden, farm, construction, industrial tires and tubes. Our brands include Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Sumitomo, Americus, Carlisle, Omni Trail, and Noble.

MFi is committed to providing our dealers with the best products, training and business resources available in order to meet the challenges of today's retail and wholesale marketplace. We also

support consumer and commercial manufacturer associate-dealer marketing programs such as Goodyear’s G3X and G3X Commercial, Pirelli FasTrack, Kumho Premium Fuel and Kenda Traction.

CONSISTENCY, LOYALTY AND SERVICE - THAT'S THE MAX FINKELSTEIN PHILOSOPHY.

FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1919


In 1919, Max Finkelstein and his brother Irving, along with Lloyd Giardino, got into the tire business by accident. They would pick up used tires along their scrap metal route and sell them for nickels and dimes. Together they set up shop next to the 30th Avenue station in Astoria, Queens.

After a while, without an inventory, the three junk shop owners started selling new tires. If a customer would call up and want tires they didn't have, Max would jump on the subway and hotfoot it to Manhattan, pick up the tires at a dealer there and jump back on the train to Astoria. Irving would handle things at the store, and Lloyd would fix flats and pump gas.

By the 1990s, Harold and Jerry Finkelstein (Irving's sons) expanded the business into a multi-location wholesale distributor with locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Over the years, the company philosophy has remained the same: fast service following a strict code of ethics, and the customer is still the most important person in the business. We are founded on the principles of consistency, loyalty and superior service, which continue to drive our success today.

Now in our fourth generation, we are still very much a family business. Grandparents, children, cousins, siblings and in-laws, working alongside each other to ensure the integrity of the business is not compromised.

But family is more than blood lines at Max Finkelstein; we believe in loyalty and dedication to our employees, as witnessed by our high employee retention rate, where many remain with us until retirement.

Like us, many of our dealers are family owned and have been doing business with us for generations. Many of our dealers tell us that doing business with Max Finkelstein is like doing business with family.

It's this culture of excellence that makes it possible for us to provide the world-class customer service that makes us the envy of the industry.

DEPENDABLE. RELIABLE. SINCE 1919.

Irving Finkelstein , Lloyd Giardino, Harold Finkelstein, Jerry Finkelstein