Seattle-based auto startup Wrench, a company based in Seattle, intends to challenge traditional auto care with its fleet of on-demand mobile mechanics. It is apparent that the traditional auto industry is interested in joining.
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mobile mechanic Washington DC The following day, Wrench announced that Bridgestone Americas had made a 10- percent minority investment into the business. The companies did not disclose the amount of their 10 percent stake was worth. Wrench raised money in an an earlier $20 million Series C round which was announced in the month of November 2022.
The 90-year old Japanese firm Bridgestone is the largest tire manufacturer worldwide, and established a greater U.S. presence after it acquired American rival Firestone in 1988. Although the company is known mostly for its tires, Bridgestone is also a supplier of other automotive parts, manufactures bicycles, supports sports events, and has over 2200 of its own automotive service shops owned by the company.
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Bridgestone mobile mechanic Tucson Arizona Bridgestone plans to leverage these complementary services to extend its reach in the auto-service industry. Wrench provides on-site auto repair, roadside assistance and towing, vehicle detailing and used vehicle inspection.
The two companies will start offering partnership programs for their customers later in the year. There is also an Wrench referral bonus from Bridgestone retail stores and you can use Wrench to schedule appointments at Firestone Complete Auto Care shops.
Brian Goldstine of Bridgestone Americas Mobility Solutions, said in a statement that “consumer desires for car maintenance are evolving due to the increasing popularity of the internet and online services.” With Wrench and our associated dealers retailers and partners owned by the company, we will create an international service platform which provides reliable automobile service with added flexibility. mobile mechanic Wilmington North Carolina for consumers
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Ed Petersen, Wrench CEO explained that Wrench offers a technology-forward solution that is able to combine convenience with a complete suite of vehicle maintenance and repair. Our partnership with Bridgestone will help accelerate the digital change in the industry. Both businesses will be able to improve their customer service offerings and expand our technology and vehicle care expertise together.