Where to Buy Tires | Where to Buy New Tires | Where to Buy Used Tires
If you’re looking to buy tires for your car or truck any time soon, you might be facing a bit of frustration in trying to find just the right place to buy them. Where do you go? Which tire shop do you buy from? And how do you know that you’re getting the right price or the right deal?
These are common questions that many people face when trying to buy new tires for their car. So let’s try to answer some of these questions and narrow down our choices, shall we?
Where to Buy Tires
We all know that there are many different places that sell tires. This list includes local car dealers, independent tire stores, regional chains, “club” stores such as Costco and Sam’s, tire-company stores like Goodyear and Firestone, and online outlets such as Tire Rack and Discount Tire Direct. Sales and rebates are common, and prices can vary dramatically. Any of those outlets might offer the lowest price on a given day. The key is to shop around.
In late August, for example, we priced our top-rated all-season tire, the Michelin LTX M/S2, at several retail outlets. They included tire retailers and discount chains in California, Colorado, Connecticut and Illinois, as well as several online vendors. The price per tire ranged from $212 to $271 at tire stores and $206 to $245 online. Buying online usually adds shipping costs, normally $20 to $25 per tire, but sometimes it’s free.
The X factor could be the cost for mounting, balancing, and related costs. They can add $12 to $30 per tire. At regular tire stores, our installed, out-the-door prices for a set of four tires ranged from $944 to $1,225. If we had bought the same four tires online, we would have paid $924 to $995, including shipping. Then, if we assume an average of about $20 per tire for installation at a local shop, our totals would have been $1,004 to $1,075.
Some tire stores also push extras like road-hazard insurance, although it probably isn’t worth the cost unless you have to replace tires often because of road-induced damage. In some areas, you might also have to pay a disposal fee for your old tires.
Compare the installed, out-the-door price when looking for where to buy tires. If you can get a good discount from an online site, call around to local shops to find the best price for installing them. Websites can often ship directly to a local tire store. And if a local store promises to meet or beat other legitimate price quotes, that could be the best route of all.
Of course, if you live in the Chantilly, VA or the Alexandria, VA areas (and their surrounding areas), you’ve got it made when it comes to where to buy tires! All you really need to do is give your friends at Xtreme Tire Sales a call at 703-622-1777 today, and you’ll be well on your way to buying the best new or used tires for your car – at the BEST price possible!
Xtreme Tire Sales takes the guesswork, wasted time & frustration, and confusion most people face when trying to find where to buy tires, while at the same time helping you to keep your money in your pocket.