AutoApp lets you shop for new tyres using just your phone



Need new tyres for your car? AutoApp lets you buy and have them fitted simply by tapping on your phone


SINGAPORE

Shopping for new tyres can be a troublesome and time-consuming affair, but AutoApp aims to take the headache out of the process with a new service that it has launched in collaboration with Bridgestone.

The service, which is a result of a tie up that sees AutoApp appointed as an official online retailer for Bridgestone tyres, is called the Bridgestone Concierge E-Tailer. It allows users to shop for new tyres through the app, and arrange for installation at a time of their convenience. Once a date has been confirmed, an AutoApp service ambassador will come to collect your car, have the new Bridgestone tyres fitted, and return your car with a fresh set of rubber.

If you’re unsure of what tyres are suitable for your car, AutoApp even has a simple guide to advise you accordingly. Simply fill up a short questionnaire online with the details of your car, and a representative will contact you to suggest recommendations, quote you a price and arrange for an appointment date for fitting.

Pricing varies depending on the choice of tyres selected, but the quoted price will include tyre balancing and installation services. A S$68 (excluding GST) car collection and delivery fee will also be levied, but AutoApp says that the fee will be waived for first time users of the app.



“AutoApp is proud to be part of this innovative collaboration with Bridgestone,” said Joel Tam, chief executive officer of Ignition Labs, the company behind AutoApp. “As an online dealer, we offer customers value pricing and exclusive convenience services such as home or office pick-up and return assistance, performed by our Service Ambassadors who are professionally-trained and comprehensively insured.”

The tie-up with Bridgestone is the latest service being offered by AutoApp, which was launched earlier this year as a mobile car concierge service of sorts. The company has its own fleet of fully-insured drivers to take users’ cars for servicing appointments and other related car maintenance services like grooming and repairs.

It also recently introduced an EV charging service where it can take your electric vehicle to the nearest charging station for a small fee, and a company spokesperson revealed that it is looking to collaborate with more automotive partners in the future to offer even more services to its users.


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