CHICAGO — Les Schwab Tire Centers, the nation's sixth largest tire retailer, has allied itself with CarAdvise L.L.C., an online comparison-shopping platform for vehicle maintenance and repair.
Word of Les Schwab's move comes just a week after the nation's No. 1 independent tire retailer, Discount Tire/America's Tire, agreed to be part of the CarAdvise service network.
Les Schwab's move expands the CarAdvise network by over 480 points of sale, predominantly in the Northwest, Rocky Mountain states and California.
Bend, Ore.-based Les Schwab did not comment on its decision.
CarAdvise CEO Greg Tapas called the late Les Schwab, founder of Les Schwab Tire, an "innovator" for the business principles he employed when founding his company nearly 70 years ago.
" …today, we've added to those innovative ways by creating our unique partnership," he added, noting that "innovation through technology" has enabled CarAdvise to create a new way for consumers to interact with tire and maintenance vehicle services.