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Buying Car Tires Online?

YanksIn2009 3,111 773 August 24, 2015 at 08:52 PM
Anyone try ordering car tires online instead of going through your local STS\Pep Boys\etc.? If so, can you recommend a site?


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Discount Tire Direct, TireRack. Two of the best stores I go to.
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Discount tire direct over anyone else for their prices and ESPECIALLY their road hazard protection.
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I've bought from DTD a few times... you'll see deals on SD which usually include rebates. The REAL trick is finding a local place to install them that won't rape you on the install fees - they aren't selling you the tires so they usually try to make up the sale in increased install fees. A few local places refuse to install tires they don't sell, period, claiming liability issues (I can understand that).
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Costco if you have a membership
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Quote from sushigaiden View Post :
Discount Tire Direct, TireRack. Two of the best stores I go to.
Iagree
Generally DTD has the better deals for me, but sometimes TR beats them.
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Generally DTD has the better deals for me, but sometimes TR beats them.

I'll also mention that DTD has some good deals sometimes on complete tire & wheel packages - nothing better than everything being all mounted and balanced, just put the new wheels on.
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$200 for local mounting and balancing so weigh that against buying online.
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When you purchase tires at DTD any local Discount Tire store will install them for $16.00 each. Hard to beat DTD when they do their rebate/credit card/free shipping thing combined with a manufactures rebate. I got four Yoko 245/60/18's, for my Ford Edge, shipped to my door for $264.00 last year. All the rebate cards came in the mail really quick.
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Also, if you go to your local Big-O/DT you can also try to get them to match. Don't just call one call a few different locations in the area as they can vary vastly in price ($100+).

I have never had an issue with either matching the cheapest price from a reliable online dealer + installing it.
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$200 for local mounting and balancing so weigh that against buying online.
Whaaaaa? Where are you taking your tires to be mounted and balanced? Confused
Even when I took mine to Tires Plus (the one near me has a Hunter GSP9700 balancer), it was under $80, and it's cheaper than that at Walmart.
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Whaaaaa? Where are you taking your tires to be mounted and balanced? Confused
Even when I took mine to Tires Plus (the one near me has a Hunter GSP9700 balancer), it was under $80, and it's cheaper than that at Walmart.
DC Metro area where everything is a ripoff.
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Quote from Frogstar View Post :
Whaaaaa? Where are you taking your tires to be mounted and balanced? Confused
Even when I took mine to Tires Plus (the one near me has a Hunter GSP9700 balancer), it was under $80, and it's cheaper than that at Walmart.

WM around here refuse to mount tires you did not purchase from them. $20-$30 a tire is par for mount and balance for the places that will install any tire.
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All DTD locations will vary as they compete against other DTD locations so yeah its better if you call around and talk to the manager. Here in Austin there is a DTD that has a cool manager and always has customers rolling in, even though there are a couple DTD in Austin. I always ask for the road force balance because it really makes a difference so yeah it might cost a bit more but its really worth it.
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WM around here refuse to mount tires you did not purchase from them. $20-$30 a tire is par for mount and balance for the places that will install any tire.
That's interesting, given that they specifically list the pricing for mounting non-Walmart purchased tires on the Walmart website.
I have had larger places refuse to mount used tires, but never new tires purchased elsewhere.
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