Netflix killed Blockbuster because it was convenient, affordable, and offered an array of options without users ever having to leave their house. The current tire buying experience is archaic, forcing you to look online for a shop with good reviews and the right tires, take time out of your busy schedule and sit in a waiting room that smells like stale popcorn and burnt coffee (or have to bug a friend for a ride back and forth to the shop). Tire subscriptions like Treads, improve this experience by offering a set it and forget it option that allows you to give your car the love it needs without having to deal with any of the inconveniences of a traditional tire shop.
Treads leverages technology to compare and evaluate all of the available tires in stock then help you schedule a convenient time for a Treads installation van to come install or rotate your tires at your house or place of work. If for some reason you want that traditional shop experience, well, we offer that too through our national installer network. From there we will even track all of the miles you are putting on your tires and send you friendly scheduling reminders to get your tires rotated on time and even replaced when its time for a new set of Treads.
How does a tire subscription work?
We can’t speak for all tire services but when it comes to Treads, the process is relatively simple.
1. Pick your Treads
Simply download the Treads App, create your account, select your vehicle and we’ll help match you with the best tires 🚗️ based on your vehicle and budget
Easily schedule 📅 a convenient time for a Treads installation van to come install, rotate or repair your tires at your location or choose a physical location in our national installer network
The Treads App captures your drives and miles automatically and notifies you when it is time to schedule to rotate or replace your tires – all from your phone 😀
More than a tire service
A premier tire subscription service like Treads offers a lot more than just tire changes. Treads goes beyond being a service by being educational and proactive with notifications to make sure you’re not letting anything slip through the cracks when it comes to your car’s health. Of course, we put all of these options in a flexible package, allowing you to pick and choose the services that fit your needs and budget. Here are some of the other car maintenance services we offer:
Key to maintaining healthy tires and efficient gas mileage is having your tires rotated regularly. This typically means having the rotated once every 5,000 miles (or 6 months). The Treads app will also gently remind you monthly to check your tire pressure, another key aspect to car and tire health.
According to the NHTSA, it’s important to change your tires every six years regardless of how many miles are on them. We’ll help you stay on top of tire health, change them when needed, and offer custom recommendations based off your driving habits.
Vehicle and Tire Recall Notifications
The Treads App will notify you of any car or tire recalls in real-time, and help you schedule a visit with your local dealer to get parts replaced. These recall modifications typically don’t cost you anything.
Wiper Blade Replacement
Drivers depend on their vehicles’ wiper blades to clear away rain, sleet and snow, which is why we recommend Wiper blades should be replaced every six months to a year or as soon as you notice a difference in driving visibility.
Not only can it be dangerous pulling off to the side of a freeway when incident strikes but it can be challenging, dirty, and sometimes impossible when little ones or pets are in the car. We can help keep you up and running when you need a tow, get a flat, run out of gas, or lock your keys in your car. With road trips becoming ever more popular since the pandemic, this is an invaluable service to have.
Windshield Rockchip Repair
Rock chips may seem harmless but can quickly spider to cover your entire windshield and negatively impact your visibility. We can help fix the rockchips in your windshield at no cost (depending on your insurance).
Winter Tire Storage
Garage space is tight and there’s nothing worse than having to try and find space for four, large tires. Let us take those winter tires off your hands and we’ll notify you when it’s time to put them on again.