A flat tire can be a huge hassle. It can prevent you from going on your planned vacation or from getting to work on time. And it can cost you time and money because of the extra trip to a shop and the time wasted sitting around in the waiting room. With the rise of Mobile Tire Shop, these issues are becoming a thing of the past. These companies will come to you at your home, office or even on the side of the road and replace your tires in less than two hours!
This is a fairly new service that is growing in popularity. It involves having a technician drive to your location in a specially equipped van to perform services like tire replacement, balancing, mounting and removal, and TPMS (time pressure monitoring system) setting. They will also take the old tires off your vehicle, clean and dispose of them if necessary, and then install the new ones. Some of these companies will even offer a tire rotation or a mobile oil change as well, if the customer needs it.
The best part is that these services are surprisingly affordable. Compared to the price of a tow and the time wasted in the shop, it is a small price to pay to have someone come right to you to repair your flat tire.
Besides flat tire services, these companies can also do wheel alignments and make sure that your brakes are working properly. They can also offer advice on your car’s maintenance needs. Some will even inspect your car’s air conditioning and battery as well!
One of the more interesting developments in this field is that many of these services now accept online payments. It is an added convenience for the consumer and makes it easier to schedule a service that fits in with their busy lives.
As these companies continue to grow, it is important for other tire retailers to start thinking about how they can compete with them. They need to understand that the millennial generation will not tolerate the current tire-buying experience, which requires driving to the store and sitting around in a waiting room for hours. These consumers want the ability to buy their tires online and have a convenient and efficient service come to them.
Fortunately, some major tire stores have already started to adapt to this trend. For example, select America’s Tire stores now offer mobile tire installation. Customers can order their tires or rims online, call the store to confirm their order information and then ask for mobile installation when they check out. In addition to being a great convenience for the consumer, this service can help boost sales for the tire retailer by attracting new business. This is a trend that is sure to spread as other tire dealers see the value in offering this type of service.