MILWAUKEE, Jan. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARI Network Services (ARI) (Nasdaq:ARIS) has unveiled its state-of-the-art, online Wheel Studio. The Wheel Studio is an extension of ARI's Wheel and Tire website solution used by tire dealers nationwide that allows consumers to research and buy wheels and tires online. The Wheel Studio moves the experience forward by allowing consumers to see side-by-side, high resolution images of wheels on their personal vehicle make and model.
The Wheel Studio includes more than 700 wheels from more than 89 brands and allows dealers to easily select and manage which brands they carry. Once Wheel Studio is added to an ARI-powered website, dealers can additionally take advantage of the tool in-store to help customers select and buy the perfect wheels for their vehicle. The tool also includes a mobile version that gives dealers and their customers the ultimate in shopping flexibility.
"Wheel Studio offers dealers an innovative new tool that will allow consumers to see what their vehicle will look like with new wheels. We are confident that this new tool will help dealers sell more wheels, and it will help differentiate that dealer from their competition," said Roy W. Olivier, President and CEO of ARI. "This product demonstrates our dedication to the ongoing success of independent tire dealers and the continued growth of the tire and wheel industry.""I definitely think there's a need for a product like Wheel Studio. It will give my customers a chance to compare wheels on their vehicles, side-by-side, which I haven't seen before," said Wes Tatum of Leete Tire in Petersburg, Va. "It's like having a wheel salesman online." An easy-to-use filter allows customers to search by vehicle brand, wheel diameter, color or finish. When customers find their perfect combination, the tool gives shoppers the ability to request a quote or buy online. The site also allows customers the option to save, email and print their results.