ARLINGTON, Texas — Discount Tire/America's Tire has installed a RoboTire robotic tire-changing system at a second retail store, this time in Arlington, eight months after commissioning its first such unit at a store in Fountain Hills, Ariz.
With 1,119 locations, Discount Tire is considered the largest tire dealership in North America. It more locations in Texas than any other state.
RoboTire's tire-changing system use state-of-the-art robotics and advanced algorithms to change tires while maintaining the highest levels of safety quickly and accurately for both customers and technicians, RoboTire said. The system can change tires in as little as 25 minutes, significantly reducing service time compared with traditional methods.
"We're thrilled to bring our innovative technology to a second Discount Tire location," Victor Darolfi, CEO of RoboTire, said. "We're committed to partnering with leading tire shops, improving the customer experience, and providing the best possible service."
The installation of the RoboTire system at Discount Tire's Arlington store is the latest in a series of deployments to continue its expansion and reach across the country. RoboTire has already implemented its automated systems at a Discount Tire location in Arizona, a Creamery Tire location in Pennsylvania and several other retailers, the company said.
RoboTire plans to launch more systems in the coming months and seeks new opportunities.
"Discount Tire is excited to have RoboTire's technology installed in another one of our stores," Christian Roe, chief revenue officer at Discount Tire, said. "The system will help our experts continue to provide the best service and experience to our customers."