eBay announced a partnership with CarAdvise to expand the marketplace’s tire-installation program.
The new partnership with CarAdvise initially adds 3,500 tire shops to eBay’s tire-installer network, including top national chains such as 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.
“As the nation’s leading automotive repair and maintenance technology platform, 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 and CEO of 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.”
eBay first introduced tire-installation services in the summer of 2017 in Germany and the United States. With an initial 9,000 locations across the country, shoppers have the ability to bundle new-tire purchases with professional installation in their local area. The feature ships customers’ tire purchases directly to nearby automotive repair shops for installation at no additional cost.
Through the collaboration with CarAdvise, auto buyers shop top tire brands and add professional installation services with their purchase. At checkout, 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 such as a wheel alignment or oil change via the CarAdvise platform.
“eBay Motors customers are able to shop our marketplace knowing they’ll get an exceptional end-to-end automotive shopping experience,” said Marie Niewiroski, director of parts and accessories for eBay Motors. “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.”