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Buying tires online? (Are savings to be had?)

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Bowtied, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Rebel_Bowtie

    Rebel_Bowtie New Member


    Just bought a set of Nitto Trail Grappler M/Ts for $300 cheaper than I found anywhere else (including tirerack, 4wheelparts, big o' tires and discount tire) and FREE SHIPPING!! Then again, it pays to have a buddy who owns his own shop for installation.
  2. BRB46

    BRB46 Member

    I bought a set from Tire Rack on line and picked them up at one of their regional warehouses so shipping wasn't an issue. Had my local tire shop mount and balance them. They were $75 dollars cheaper than any place that carried that same tire. That was $75 per tire. i was happy with that. It was only 1 hour drive to the warehouse.
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    [MENTION=45366]BRB46[/MENTION] $300 savings for a couple hours of driving. Thats not a bad tradeoff.
  4. BRB46

    BRB46 Member

    It cost me about $27 dollars for fuel and the mounting and balance was also free. I couldn't pass up on that deal.
  5. JimmyA

    JimmyA Member

    I bought mine online and wally world will mount them and provide lifetime rotation and balance! I had mine mounted by local shop though!
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    What's Walmart charge for the mounting and balancing service?
  7. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    Also ... i'm guessing they have no mileage guarantee when you order online ... not that I ever got all that much out of one of those.

    CKNSLS Member

    My son works at Walmart as security. He said they will only mount tires not purchased at Walmart if they are new and still have all the stickers on the tires.

    It's a liability thing.
  9. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    That makes sense. What's the cost per tire?
  10. CKNSLS

    CKNSLS Member

    Don't know-he got his tires that he bought online mounted for free since he worked at a particular store and the main auto guy knew him!

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