Sears Auto Center and Amazon.com Expand Tire Purchase and Installation Program
First-of-its-kind collaboration creates nationwide Ship-to-Store capability
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- After teaming up with Amazon.com in May, Sears Auto Center announced today the expansion of its program that provides full-service tire installation and balancing for customers who purchase any brand of tires—including DieHard—on Amazon.com. Initially launched at 47 Sears Auto Centers in eight metropolitan areas, the Ship-to-Store tire solution, which is integrated into the Amazon.com checkout process, is now available nationwide including Alaska and Hawaii.
"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 center to offer Amazon.com customers the Ship-to-Store tire solution, Sears Auto Center also conducts free multi-point Performance Snapshots to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Amazon.com customers simply 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.
Sears Auto Center is proud to offer this service to customers through a nationwide network of locations conveniently located across the U.S.
About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading integrated retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through Sears-branded and affiliated full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Craftsman and DieHard -- among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.
About Sears Auto Center
Sears Auto Center is a leading provider of automotive maintenance and repair services and parts, with locations nationwide offering a full array of passenger, performance and light truck tires, including Michelin, Goodyear, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Hankook, Kumho and DieHard; DieHard® batteries, Craftsman® auto accessories and more. Sears has a long history as America's trusted place for car care, having offered auto parts since 1905 and service since 1931. Sears Auto Center offers customers convenient locations and hours – open seven days a week, as well as an extensive menu of services. Sears Auto Center is a division of Sears, Roebuck and Co. For more information on Sears Auto Center please visit www.SearsAuto.com. Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SearsAuto | Twitter @SearsAuto.
About the DieHard brand
Introduced in 1967, Sears designed the original DieHard automotive battery to produce 35 percent more usable starting power than other similar batteries. Featuring a revolutionary tough, thin-walled case of translucent polypropylene plastic, which was 50 percent thinner than conventional black rubber-type battery enclosures, the design's extra room meant bigger plates, more acid and extra starting power. During testing, not a single failure was reported in over 26,000 starts in temperatures ranging from sub-zero to more than 100 degrees, hence the name "DieHard." See more DieHard history and compelling "Battery Torture" video at www.DieHard.com.
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