With more than 4,000 stores in the United States, Walmart is considered the king of the retail industry. Out of the said number of stores, there are more than 2,500 Walmart outlets with state-of-the-art auto services or auto centers. Here, highly skilled and well-trained technicians perform different types of vehicle services.
Walmart is considered as one of the top companies in the world. Every week, it is estimated that nearly 250 million clients visit its stores in 27 countries worldwide, including its e-commerce websites in 11 countries. It has remained very successful despite stiff competition, with sales of approximately $473 billion registered in 2014. It employs around 2.2 million people around the world.
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Convenience is arguably the greatest strength of Walmart auto service. Many motorists prefer to have their vehicles inspected or repaired here as they can drop off their vehicles at the auto center, and then shop in the store with their families.
In fact, motorists can buy accessories at Wal-mart stores like tires and have it installed at Walmart auto centers free of charge. Motorists can also shop online at Wal-mart.com, and have their orders delivered to a Wal-mart auto center of their choice.
This convenience has attracted many vehicle owners who can have their cars checked and repaired while they spend time with their family members shopping at the Wal-mart superstores.
The first Wal-mart was opened in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas. It would soon open new stores in nearby areas, mostly on rural towns where its outlets would become the central retail outlet of host communities.
The following decade, the company experienced tremendous growth. It purchased stores in Michigan and Illinois before the end of the 70s. It was also during this decade when the company would add auto service centers in its stores, with the aim of making its superstores a one-stop shop for the entire family.
There are numerous Wal-mart vehicle services that can be avail. These include tire services ranging from basic tire installation, lifetime tire rotation and balance, and valve stem installation. It also offers flat tire repair, tire mounting, lug nut replacement, and reset of tire pressure monitoring sensors.
Motorists can go to Wal-mart auto centers for their battery needs, such as battery installation which is for free as long as the battery is purchased at Wal-mart. Installation of a battery not purchased from the store has a fee, as well as battery non-corrosion treatment, and battery terminal end replacement.
Wal-mart auto centers have different install services. These services include fuel system service which includes cleaning of the fuel system of the vehicle; fuel system service with standard oil change; and fuel system service with a high mileage oil change.
Engine air filter installation is free at Walmart auto services. However other services such as an installation of the feature wiper blade and cabin air filter have fees. The auto centers also accept headlight restoration and installation as well as miniature bulb installation.
Motorists can also go to Walmart auto centers for oil change services, ranging from standard oil change, high mileage oil change, and pit crew oil change.