TyreOnWheels is an online mobile tyre fitting service that allows customers to buy tyres online and get them fitted to their car at their home or their office. The company claims to have served around 700 customers since its launch in February 2013.
Speaking to Medianama, TyreOnWheels founder Rajat Malhotra said that the mobile fitting service which includes tyre fitting, wheel alignment, battery replacement, TPMS and wheel balancing services is currently available for cars and is provided only in the Delhi and NCR region for the time being. However, customers can also buy tyres for their bikes through the website and have them shipped through Bluedart or FedEx to any part of the country for a nominal fee.
When we checked, we noticed that one can buy a tyre by choosing the make of their car/bike, model, variant and state, followed by size details of the tyre like width, profile, and rim among others and then choose the brand of tyre of their preference. Based on the given criteria, the site provides you a list of available tyres. Each tyre has a product page that gives more information about the tyre.
Customers can choose between availing a standard shipment or mobile fitting (if you are in Delhi & NCR region), after providing their personal details.
In case of standard shipment, the company claims that the tyre will be delivered to customers within 1-7 days while for mobile fitting service, customers can set up the date, time and location to avail the service before making the payment.
Payment options: Customers have the option of either making the entire payment during purchase or pay through a 3-6 months EMI. Malhotra said that they do not offer cash on delivery option due to risk of cancellations, however, customers who avail mobile fitting service (Delhi & NCR region) can make partial payment while buying the tyre and pay the rest during fitting.
Expansion Plans: Next month, TyreOnWheels plans to launch new car services beyond tyre related services, although Malhotra didn’t disclose any specific details on this. By July 2013, the company plans to extend its mobile fitting services to Bangalore and Mumbai. Going forward, it also plans to launch mobile fitting services for bikes.
On the mobile apps front, TyreOnWheels is presently testing a Windows mobile app and plans to launch it shortly. It also plans to launch apps for other mobile platforms in the future.
Competition: Changemytyre, also based out of Delhi, is a direct competition to TyreOnWheels and offers car and bike wheels for sale. There is also Rescue First which offers roadside vehicle assistance service along with a mobile tyre fitting service.