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Sears Auto Centers said yesterday that it is partnering with Amazon “to provide full-service tire installation and balancing for customers who purchase any brand of tires on Amazon … With this collaboration, Sears Auto will become the first nationwide auto service center to offer customers the convenient Ship-to-Store tire solution integrated into the checkout process, which is easy and convenient. Amazon customers simply select their tires, the Sears Auto location and their preferred date and time for the tire installation. Sears Auto Centers then contacts them to confirm their appointment.”

The service will roll out nationally in coming weeks.

Business Insider notes that “Sears' relationship with Amazon began in July 2017, when the company started selling its Kenmore branded products on In December, Sears added DieHard products like jump starters and battery charges to the list of products available on Amazon.”
KC's View:
This is good for Amazon, but only serves to put off the inevitable for Sears for just a little bit longer.