CHICAGO — Discount Tire/America's Tire has joined the service partner network of CarAdvise L.L.C., an online comparison-shopping platform for vehicle maintenance and repair.
Working together with CarAdvise will "ensure our customers have a safe and dependable experience," Mark Marrufo, vice president, fleet operations, for Discount Tire said.
"Our first consideration is the safety of our customers and our people. ... Utilizing the CarAdvise platform to search for tires and service, coupled with our 'touchless experience,' provides the safety and convenience that our customers expect."
CarAdvise's online vehicle service program helps drivers reduce vehicle tire service expenses while saving time and effort associated with maintaining their vehicle's tires, Chicago-based CarAdvise said. Through the platform's technology, drivers can schedule appointments, approve and pay for services, and view their service history from their digital devices.
Adding Discount Tire's 1,000-plus retail outlets throughout the U.S. will provide CarAdvise's 400,000-plus members more options to handle their vehicle service and repair needs, CarAdvise Founder and CEO Greg Tepas said. CarAdvise states members can book services at over 20,000 retail locations.
Other major retail tire and auto repair networks that are listed as part of the CarAdvise network include Firestone Complete Auto Care (and Firestone's Tires Plus and Wheel Works associated stores), TBC Corp.'s NTB and Tire Kingdom chains, Icahn Automotive's Pep Boys and AAMCO networks, Sears Auto Centers and Meineke Car Care Centers.
CarAdvise advertises that customers save on average 15% to 40% versus retail price for services, depending on the shop, service and type of vehicle. CarAdvise guarantees that the cost of services procured through its platform are lower than retail prices available directly.