E-commerce giant Flipkart.com is now retailing tyres online which will be delivered to your residence and will also installed free of cost as part of an introductory offer.
While e-commerce websites were primarily seen for purchasing electronic goodies or apparels, these websites have now started catering to the automotive industry, offering a host of spares, components, accessories and much more online for purchase. Taking a step forward in the same space, online giant Flipkart.com has introduced a new section for purchasing four-wheeler tyres on its website that allows the customer to buy the tyres of his choice and have the same delivered to his doorstep. The company is also offering free installation as part of an introductory offer.
Customers can select the tyre of their choice based on the car brand, model, tyre brand, dimensions, aspect ratio, section width and price range. Tyres from almost every mainstream manufacturer are listed on the website including Bridgestone, CEAT, JK Tyre, Goodyear, MRF, Apollo and Michelin. As part of an introductory offer, the free installation upon purchase will be carried out by the company’s fitment centres. The fitment though will take two business days post the delivery of the tyres, the site states and will include tyre fitment and wheel balancing.
While the effort is certainly a positive and peaceful one for car enthusiasts, we would like to see more brands listed on the site with premium tyre options available as well. The automotive retail sector is yet to grow online and these steps are certainly welcome that will help ease out part procurement for car buyers. In addition to tyres, Flipkart also retails products related to car interiors, exteriors, car care and bike accessories. Would you like to buy your car/bike tyres online?