TECHNOLOGY

eBay rolls on with tire installations

BY Dan Berthiaume

eBay is targeting drivers with a new partnership.

The e-tailer’s eBay Motors division is teaming up with vehicle repair and maintenance technology platform CarAdvise to expand its tire installation program. The new partnership with CarAdvise initially adds 3,500 locations to eBay’s existing network of 9,000 tire shops, which includes national chains like Firestone, Tires Plus, National Tire and Battery, and Tire Kingdom.

Thousands of additional brand-name shops within the CarAdvise network are slated to roll out over the coming months. Through the collaboration with CarAdvise, eBay customers can shop tire brands and add professional installation services with their purchase. At check-out, customers are prompted to choose a service provider in their local area and complete the transaction.

Following payment on eBay, customers select a preferred date and time for their installation appointment and can add additional services like a wheel alignment or oil change via the CarAdvise platform. eBay first introduced tire installation services in summer 2017 in the U.S. and Germany. The feature ships customers’ tire purchases directly to nearby automotive repair shops for installation at no additional cost.

“We are thrilled to partner with eBay Motors, allowing their customers to leverage our technology and extensive network to further streamline eBay’s online tire buying process,” said Greg Tepas, founder & CEO, CarAdvise. “Through this partnership, we’re able to connect with millions of eBay automotive shoppers offering increased convenience and selection when it comes to servicing their vehicle.”

“By expanding our tire installation Program with CarAdvise, we’re providing a broad selection of tires from top brands, coupled with competitive pricing and local installation, to satisfy the needs of our eBay Motors customers,” said Marie Niewiroski, director of parts and accessories, eBay Motors.

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