Mobile Tyres? The idea just came to us
Mobile Tyre Shop is one of those ideas that we all wish we thought of ourselves.
The company removes the wait and the hassle from changing tyres, saving people’s time, money and patience.
But Mobile Tyre Shop founder, Travis Osborne is the first to admit a fleet of tyre stores equipped with the most advanced tyre fitting equipment available and operated by professional tyre fitters wasn’t his idea.
Like most Australians, he had no idea the concept had been quietly making life easier for New Yorkers for years.
On a business trip to the Big Apple in 2011, Travis was walking down the street when he spotted what he thought was someone knocking the wheels off a luxury car. The car was up on jacks in the middle of the street and none of the locals seemed to want to do anything about it.
So being a decent red-blooded Aussie, Travis stepped in to stop the would-be robber on behalf.
You can imagine his surprise when the robber turned out to be a tyre technician in a crisp uniform, holding credit card reader. By the time the car’s owner had walked out of a near-by barber, swiped his credit card and driven off, Travis was hooked.
He saw a chance to change the way Aussies changed their tyres for good.
Travis registered Mobile Tyre Shop.com.au the moment he returned home, and his first van hit the road in 2012. It was based in Oakleigh and serviced most of Melbourne.
And it didn’t take long for Australian’s to see the value in the idea of a Mobile Tyre Shop.
Travis won a Vic Small Business Award for innovation within a year of starting the business and in 2015, he was invited to appear on Network Ten’s, ‘Shark Tank’. He received offers of investment from two of the Sharks, but politely knocked them back – determined to keep his business independently owned. The publicity generated by more than 700 enquiries within 48 hours and broke the company’s first website.
The Shark Tank experience gave Travis the confidence to begin taking Mobile Tyre Shop nation-wide. In 2017 6 more vans were added to the fleet and Mobile Tyre Shop began servicing Syd as well as Melbourne. Brisbane, Adelaide, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast were added in 2018. And today, Mobile Tyre Shop now provide online/onsite tyre services across all major capital cities throughout Australia. Operations recently commenced in Geelong, Wollongong and the NSW Central Coast, with planning underway for Canberra, ACT.
To date, Mobile Tyre Shop has over 40 vans on the road, services 3,644 suburbs around Australia and proudly averages 4.9 stars in Google reviews.
We’ve also expanded to offer extensive fleet services; supplying tyres and managing roadworthiness and compliance for many of Australia’s leading companies.
If you haven’t taken the wait and the hassle out of changing your tyres yet, give us a call. Mobile Tyre Shop is proudly the first, the best and the largest mobile tyre service in Australia.