In 1963, Dallas “Dick” Wallace started selling tire repair products from his VW Beetle to service stations in the Washington D.C. area. Originally the business was known as M-T-Y which stood for Manufacturer To You. This innovative and efficient distribution model offered the industry direct sourcing for preventive maintenance products including: commonly replaced auto parts, tire repair, wheel weights and shop supplies. During the 60’s a thriving network of local and regional distributors grew into the Mighty Distributing System.
In 1970, Mighty employed the franchising model, recruiting independent owners for growth and expansion.
In 1993, automotive-related service companies began adding Mighty franchises to their company portfolios. This complemented their existing operations with the expertise and efficiency of Mighty’s business model. In 2009, Mighty began to expand internationally.
How Far We’ve Come
Over the years, Mighty has been recognized as a top franchise by The Wall Street Journal, Franchise Business Review, and The Atlanta Business Chronicle, just to name a few. We are also consistently recognized by National Oil & Lube News magazine as one of the top brands in the industry.
Today, Mighty supports a nationwide network of franchises and company operations located in 44 states serving more than 15,000 automotive service facilities. Headquartered just outside of Atlanta in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, Mighty also supports operations in Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico. Our automotive franchises – consisting of individual business owners, tire dealers, quick service specialists, car dealerships, and automotive-related distributors – operate specialty wholesale distribution warehouses in exclusive, protected territories.
Trusted for Over 55 Years
Mighty has been dedicated exclusively to the automotive professional for more than 57 years. And like a finely tuned machine, we will continue driving forward to serve the ever-changing automotive service industry.
Throughout our history, our stubborn insistence on top quality parts, obsessive dedication to service and simple belief in genuine relationships have fueled our success – and will continue to drive us in the future.
Our big wigs don’t have big egos. They do have decades of experience and plenty of enthusiasm for the automotive industry. Our service-oriented, relationship-driven philosophy starts at the top and runs throughout our company.
View our latest press releases and announcements as we continue to rev up the automotive service industry.
Mighty Distributing System is proud to welcome Dahl Automotive, the latest car dealership group to vertically integrate a Mighty Auto Parts franchise. The new portfolio company will serve as a centralized distribution division to supply Mighty’s automotive products to the Dahl dealerships. Based in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Dahl Automotive was founded in 1911 and is one […]Read More
Mighty Distributing System continues the trend of partnering with car dealership groups by welcoming Billings, Montana-based Underriner Motors. The new Mighty Auto Parts franchise will operate as a separate vertically integrated portfolio company doing business as Mighty Underriner. Founded in 1944 as Whitaker Buick, Underriner Motors features the Honda, Hyundai, Volvo, Buick, and Subaru brands […]Read More
Mighty Distributing System of America (MDSA), dba Mighty Auto Parts, a leader in automotive aftermarket products and services, announces the recent addition of executive Sean Milligan as the new Vice President of Operations. “Everyone at Mighty is excited that Sean has chosen to join our management team. In this new role as Vice President of […]Read More