By Oliver Hall
The economic downturn has crippled new car sales and forced motorists to drive down their vehicle maintenance costs.
But as they turn to the internet to find the best deals, etyres, the UK’s leading online tyres retailer, is seeing double-digit growth – last week saw record sales up 24% year-on-year.
Its mobile tyres fitting service which means there are no expensive garages to maintain and therefore low overheads. The savings are passed on to customers in the form of lower prices which are up to 40% cheaper than leading high street tyres depots.
Tony Bowman, etyres Managing Director, said: ‘We’re delighted that we’ve seen continuous double-digit growth for the past 12 months, even during these difficult economic times.
‘Consumers are turning to the internet to find cheaper prices on everyday essential items, like tyres. They are not exciting products, but everybody needs them and they don’t want to pay a penny more than they have to.
‘Many people think that if they have to economise on tyres they have to buy economy brands, but that’s not the case with us. Our customers get premium range tyres for the same price that the high street depots are charging for mid-range and economy products.
‘And we fit them at their home or work, saving our customers time and hassle as well as money.’
The news comes on the back of Admiral Group Plc posting record profits and strong growth for its insurance services and online comparison website.