After teaming up with Amazon.com in May with a 47-location rollout, Sears Auto Centers in the U.S. announced the expansion of its program that provides full-service tire installation and balancing for customers who purchase any brand of tires on Amazon.com across the U.S.
Initially launched at 47 Sears Auto Centers in eight metropolitan areas, the Ship-to-Store tire option, which is integrated into the Amazon.com checkout process, is now available nationwide including Alaska and Hawaii. Amazon.com customers select their tires, the Sears Auto location, and their preferred date and time for the tire installation. Sears Auto Center then contacts them to confirm their appointment.
“The response from Amazon customers around this program has been extremely positive. Our competitive bundled price for tire installation, which includes the installation of the tire, wheel balancing, valve stem or tire pressure monitor rebuild kit and the tire disposal fee is resonating with these customers. We’re thrilled to extend this valuable service across even more areas and into hundreds of additional stores,” said Mike McCarthy, vice president and general manager of Sears Automotive.
“Providing excellent auto service, such as fast installation and free Performance Snapshot evaluations, is at the core of our business and partnerships. By working with Amazon, we’re proud to further meet and surpass that commitment, thanks to the ease and convenience of their program.”
As the first nationwide auto service centre to offer Amazon.com customers the Ship-to-Store tire option, Sears Auto Center also conducts free multi-point Performance Snapshots.