From Our Editors
TireVan began with two friends: one who wasted hours waiting for a dealership to outfit his car with overpriced tires and another who found a windshield-repair company that traveled to his car. Through conversation and basic arithmetic, an idea was born: simplify the process of buying tires by taking the business onto the road. Today, TireVan's customers place their orders online, choosing from brands such as Bridgestone, Michelin, and BFGoodrich, and schedule their appointments for later. Technicians then seek out the requested tires and arrive at home curbsides or office surface parking lots at the specified time. Using scratch-free mounting equipment and computerized balancing technology, techs swap out a full set of tires in as little as 45 minutes while customers cook dinner or attempt to determine the origin of the flying toasters that have invaded their computer. Additionally, the auto gurus can repair brake systems by replacing the pads and rotors with OEM-equivalent parts. TireVan is not able to enter parking garages or underground parking lots.