Tyre retailers offer the supply of the latest tyres and tyre technology to suit a customer’s vehicle and driving style. Tyre retailers will not only sell tyres but will also fit replacement tyres to vehicles and provide maintenance and repair services. The range of services offered by retail tyre businesses can include self-service sales, courtesy cars to replace customer’s vehicles, fittings by appointment, wheel, brake and tyre inspections and maintenance, safety inspections, installation, rotation and wheel balancing.
Tyre retailers may specialise in products for cars or truck only, or may carry a wide range of tyres for trucks, utes, cars, lawn mowers and even agricultural, commercial, industrial or military vehicles. Additionally, some tyre retailers may specialise only in particular brands or may offer a range of discount, or conversely, high performance tyres. Tyre retailers will often sell wheels and wheel rims, made from alloy, aluminium, and steel. Retailers may offer flat tyre and puncture repair services and may also see other vehicle parts like batteries.
Some tyre manufacturers and retailers are now offering eco-friendly tyres which have been endorsed by prominent environmental groups. These tyres are formulated to reduce rolling resistance and therefore reduce fuel consumption when compared with traditional tyres. Retail tyre suppliers can offer a range of payment options such as interest-free, lay-bys, leasing, no deposit, package deals and seniors’ discounts. Many retailers will have extended trading hours and are open weekends.