A second Discount Tire store has installed RoboTire, a robotic tire changing system. The newest installation is in a store in Arlington, Texas.
Discount Tire's parent company, the Reinalt-Thomas Corp., is a financial investor in the robotic automation company. A Discount Tire store in Fountain Hills, Ariz., is home to the tire retailer's first RoboTire system.
RoboTire says the system uses modern robotics and advanced algorithms to quickly and safely change tires. The system can change tires in as little as 25 minutes.
"We're thrilled to bring our innovative technology to a second Discount Tire location," says Victor Darolfi, CEO of RoboTire. "We're committed to partnering with leading tire shops, improving the customer experience, and providing the best possible service.”
In addition to the two Discount Tire locations, RoboTire additionally has installed its equipment in a Creamery Tire location in Pennsylvania, "and several other retailers." The company says it plans to launch additional systems in the coming months as it works to bring new technology to additional locations.
"Discount Tire is excited to have RoboTire’s technology installed in another one of our stores," said Christian Roe, chief revenue officer at Discount Tire. "The system will help our experts continue to provide the best service and experience to our customers.”
Here's a look at the RoboTire system installed at Discount Tire: