We Are Experts in your Automotive Business

TBA & Oil Warehouse is an automotive parts/oils/chemicals/tools/equipment supplier to automotive repair facilities such as independent repair centers, fleets, fleet maintenance companies and automotive dealerships. Opened in 1956 and headquartered in Indianapolis, TBA is a 3rd generation family business.

For repair parts, TBA stocks and sells over 40 different brands well known in the market. Several of our OEM brands are ACDelco, Motorcraft, MOPAR, Denso, Akebono, KYB and Bosch. And a few of our well-known aftermarket brands are Raybestos, Continental, CRP, Spectra Premium, WIX, FCS, Dorman, Standard and Federated.

We are a member of The Group, the largest automotive supply network in North America.

Who WE are

TBA’s Mission:   Our defined Mission serves as a pillar of what we here at TBA do day in and day out.

  • To be the best overall local automotive parts supplier and partner by offering our customers; the best internal and external customer service; quality and reputable brands; and programs to maximize their potential. Continually looking for ways to improve our processes and policies. Be a company our employees and vendors are proud of.

TBA’s Vision:   Our defined Vision enables all of us to stay focused as we are continually moving into the future.

  • Growing by always being admired as the local independent automotive parts supplier moving forward strategically into new markets, products and technologies to benefit our customers, employees and company.

TBA’s Core Values:   Our defined Core Values are what it takes to be a team member here at TBA. These values make up who we are internally with each other, but also externally with our customers. It is the essence of TBA’s culture and it is what makes TBA and all of us successful.

  • Can-Do Attitude / Problem Solvers
  • Customer First / Professional
  • Teamwork / Positive
  • Dedicated
  • Humble

History

TBA is an Indianapolis based company that has its roots in the heart of the Midwest. After purchasing the business from their father, brothers Kim and Carl Crouse formed TBA & Oil Warehouse, and set up shop in the former Gulf Oil bulk plant on S. State Street.

We’ve come a long way from when our counter was a four-foot-long board, the delivery fleet was a single old Ford panel truck, and A/C was something other people had. In 2002, TBA settled in at 2425 E. 30th Street, where we continue to operate just as it was in the beginning, with customer satisfaction as our top priority.

With seven locations – Indianapolis, Carmel, Avon, Greenwood, Noblesville, Anderson and Muncie – today’s third generation partners, Charlie Crouse and Ryan Wrege are young, educated, and computer literate. They think as hard as they work and have the vision to carry TBA forward. TBA distributes brand name products to our large and loyal customer base. We don’t just have customers, we have partners.

We ask our Customer Partners to openly communicate with us regarding any problem – big or small – regarding quality, service, or price. Our small business intimacy, and the ever-evolving focus on the needs of our Customer Partners, gives TBA insight to understand our partner’s needs. It is somewhat of a collegial atmosphere, where we grow together and continually learn how to serve you better.

Technology has and will continue to change our industry. Today’s business climate demands that we do more with less, except where technology is concerned. We realize that doing more, means more technology. To rise to that challenge, TBA has invested heavily in computer capabilities and training. This underwrites our ability to continue to grow, allowing us to meet the needs of our customers, whether they are part of the Central Indiana professional auto service community or beyond. It is just another way to that we are Accepting, Adapting, and Acting.