As tire dealers all over the country work to adapt to the pressures of online tire sales, the looming question about Amazon.com Inc. in the market is price.
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Monro Inc.'s tire installation partnership with Amazon.com is expanding to another 330 stores in 10 states.
Amazon.com Inc. does not own a single retail tire outlet. But it suddenly finds itself with potential access to more than 1,500 of them.
Monro Inc. will install tires bought on Amazon.com. The company will initially offer the installation service to consumers in the Baltimore area, but eventually it will expand to include all of Monro's 1,174 stores in 27 states.
Amazon.com has picked the company that will be the first to offer tire installation and balancing services for consumers who buy any tire on its website. It's Sears Auto Centers.
"Next they'll be selling tires. They sell almost everything else."
Beginning in early 2018 Sears Holdings Corp. will offer its DieHard-brand tires and automotive batteries on Amazon.com.
In her hit song, "Ironic," singer Alanis Morissette clearly shows she doesn't know what the word means. Walmart, however, does.