CINCINNATI, Ohio (June 24, 2013) — Tire Discounters Inc. is rolling out a package of fleet management services aimed at providing companies in its distribution area that operate car and/or light truck fleets with improved billing and invoicing and other perks.
Tire Discounters is offering its Fleet Services package through all 82 of its retail stores in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana after test-marketing it in the Cincinnati area in January. The program is designed for fleets with vehicles up to to ¾-ton gross vehicle weight.
"Tire Discounters has always been dedicated to providing the most professional, highest quality service to all our customers" said Nils Olsson, director of business development.
"Our focus with Tire Discounters Fleet Services is on outstanding customer service while maintaining a pulse on the fast-paced business needs of our fleets — specifically, professional service with an emphasis on safety while still providing highly competitive pricing."
The program provides centralized billing to all major fleet management company national accounts, electronic centralized invoicing and billing options to local fleet accounts, as well as exclusive offers not available to the general public, the dealership said.
Tire Discounters suggests businesses using its Fleet Services can save time and money in their vehicle maintenance through by reducing the time spent on tracking these expenses together with getting it done right the first time, although it declined to quantify the savings.
"We know that managing a fleet of vehicles…goes far beyond the cost of the repair" Mr. Olsson said. "Timeliness, commitment to vehicle safety, and quality products from Tire Discounters makes the nuisance of fleet maintenance and repair so much easier for our accounts."
The dealership also said it understands the need for centralized billing and competitive pricing, which is controlled by the point-of-sale system, ensuring price consistency from store to store.
Tire Discounters Fleet Services provides customers with a choice of paper-based or web-based billing, the latter provided through the dealership's dedicated fleet website, TireDiscounters.MyFleetCenter.com.
Tire Discounters said it has experienced a "significant" increase in same-store fleet sales and vehicle count since launching the Fleet Services initiative.