AKRON—Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. has launched a Web site linking consumers with its approximately 1,300 Firestone MasterCare Car Service outlets. Created by the Bridgestone/Firestone Retail Division, the site includes information on vehicle service and various BFS tire products.
Visitors to www.mastercare-usa.com can locate the nearest Firestone Tire & Service Center by typing in their zip code. They also can obtain online guidance in determining the tire best suited to their needs.
The site provides information on several Bridgestone, Firestone, Triumph and LeMans passenger, light truck/sport utility and performance tires, including speed ratings, anticipated treadwear and suggested retail prices.
By year-end, BFS said, the site will offer maintenance recommendations specific to each user's vehicle, including in-formation on tune-ups, shocks and suspension, brake service, batteries, alignments and air conditioning.
Later, as the site evolves, consumers will find additional features such as their vehicle's maintenance history and the ability to make service appointments on line, the company said.