Global automotive care specialist opens outlet here

One of the world's largest automotive care specialists opened its first outlet here yesterday.

Tyreplus, which has more than 2,000 stores in 17 countries, has set up shop at Wave 9 - an industrial development at Woodlands Industrial Park.

Its facility, which is about the size of a full-length basketball court, will offer a one-stop car maintenance and repair service, including tyre changing, batteries, oil as well as the servicing of air-conditioning and brakes.

Tyreplus is a franchise owned by French tyre manufacturer Michelin Group.

The local operator is Hock Tyre, which has worked with the group for more than 10 years.

Mr Pascal Nouvellon, Michelin's regional director for Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei, said he wants to change the purchasing experience for customers so that they understand where their money is going.

All cars that come into the Tyreplus store for any of its services will get a free complimentary safety check that complies with international standards.

Customers will also receive a safety report by the end of the check, which will take up to 20 minutes.

Tyreplus Singapore general manager Tay Hsing Yang said the aim is to expand to cover the whole of Singapore. Two more outlets are planned to open this year, likely in the west and central regions.

"In three years' time, we want all drivers to be 15 minutes away from any of our outlets," he added.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 01, 2018, with the headline 'Global automotive care specialist opens outlet here'. Print Edition | Subscribe