Online tyre ordering, available through seat.co.uk, simplifies the process of getting a new set of tyres by bringing everything together in one place.
With a database that covers all makes and sizes of tyre, the innovative web tool scores over 3,000 of them on a monthly basis, rating them for price, fuel economy, wet grip, stopping distance and noise.
Using this information, the tool recommends a selection of suitable tyres for any customer that inputs their car details into the system. This selection can then be refined in a number of ways, including by make and price or by any of the EU labelling properties of fuel economy, wet grip or exterior noise.
It means a tyre change can be arranged online, from the comfort of the home or office; all a customer need do is type in their car registration, and the system will do the rest.
An all-inclusive cost of each set of tyres is shown, meaning that there are no hidden charges for the customer – it includes fitting, valves, balancing, disposal of old tyres and, of course, the price of the tyres themselves. Ordering is then as simple as a few clicks.
And despite the simplicity of this service, and the reassurance of main dealer service and fitting, SEAT’s online tyre service is extremely good value.
Prices begin at around £40, and currently a Michelin Energy Saver suitable for a SEAT Mii costs £59 fitted, and inclusive of all the above.
John Deed, Service & Parts Programme Manager for SEAT UK, said: “We’re really proud of the online tyre service, which we worked hard to make as simple and convenient as possible – much the same as our It’s Fixed! servicing programme.
“With online tyres, we’re giving all SEAT drivers the right tyre, at the right price, right now. Once again SEAT has proved that main dealer service and mainstream brand quality needn’t cost a fortune; it is programmes like the online tyre service that make owning a SEAT such a joy.”
Online tyre ordering is found at www.seat.co.uk, and it follows the hugely successful launch of SEAT’s It’s Fixed! servicing scheme – which has now passed the 33,000 customer mark.
Like online tyre ordering, It’s Fixed! helps make owning a SEAT as hassle-free and cost-effective as possible; a prescribed, easy-to-understand pricing structure that offers main dealer expertise and parts, but at local garage rates, is the basis of It’s Fixed!
A minor service for any SEAT from three- to 15 years old costs just £129 including VAT, parts and labour, while a major service is £249 – and both come with 12 months of SEAT Roadside Assistance absolutely free, when booked online. A first year service is £169, and a second year service £189.