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Where is best (and cheapest) place to get tires for my car?
Posted by: Need to Know ()
Date: June 03, 2012 01:16PM

Anybody? I did some google searches and checked some reviews, but everything still seems pricey.

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Re: Where is best (and cheapest) place to get tires for my car?
Posted by: cheapman ()
Date: June 03, 2012 01:21PM

COSTCO

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Re: Where is best (and cheapest) place to get tires for my car?
Posted by: DH ()
Date: June 03, 2012 02:00PM

Tirerack.com

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Re: Where is best (and cheapest) place to get tires for my car?
Posted by: Dunn ()
Date: June 03, 2012 02:56PM

Costco. Cheapest and hands down the best warranty.

If you need no warranty and have the ability/equipment to install them yourself, try tirerack.

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Re: Where is best (and cheapest) place to get tires for my car?
Posted by: Jose Vargas ()
Date: June 03, 2012 03:00PM

there's this joint on Centreville road on the cusp of Manassas Park(across from the Wicker Place) that looks real cheap.
Just in case Se Habla

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Re: Where is best (and cheapest) place to get tires for my car?
Posted by: Charles Goodyear ()
Date: June 03, 2012 09:50PM

FWIW, tires are not something you should be looking to get cheaply. You don't need to buy racing Pirellis but, don't go cheap on your tires.

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Re: Where is best (and cheapest) place to get tires for my car?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: June 03, 2012 09:54PM

DH Wrote:
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> Tirerack.com



+100

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Re: Where is best (and cheapest) place to get tires for my car?
Posted by: DH ()
Date: June 03, 2012 10:17PM

Dunn Wrote:
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> If you need no warranty and have the
> ability/equipment to install them yourself, try
> tirerack.


My tires from Tirerack.com came with a warranty.

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Re: Where is best (and cheapest) place to get tires for my car?
Posted by: Lester Burnham ()
Date: June 04, 2012 09:32AM

Tire Rack is great and you can have them drop shipped to a recommended installer (see the website). They offer an optional warranty, but most installers can do the same thing and it may be easier in the long run to do this locally since it cuts down on the hassle if you ever need to make a claim.

However, I have found that some shops (e.g., Mr. Tire) will more or less price match Tire Rack if you buy from them directly. I say 'more or less' since many installers charge more to mount and balance a tire from Tire Rack than if you buy it there.

This is what I experienced about six months ago:

Tire Rack Mr. Tire
General Altimax HP $104 $120
Mount & Balance 25 12
Shipping 10 0
Sales Tax 0 6
Total $139 $138

Total for 4 tires with disposal, shop fees, etc. was around $590.

My suggestion is to research your options on Tire Rack and then see if a local shop will hook you up. If you walk into Costco/Merchants/Pep Boys they are going to sell you what they have readily available, but they all have access to tire distributors which carry nearly every brand and model.

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Re: Where is best (and cheapest) place to get tires for my car?
Posted by: Costco is da shit ()
Date: June 04, 2012 10:47AM

Costco has the best tire policy around. If you take a tire in that you have a nail in, hell you could hammer it in yourself, they will prorate the price of the tire based on the remaining amount of tread. No other place does this without a huge hassle.

I agree do your research, you'll find what I have found. I have purchased tires from Sears, Mr. Tire, Pepboys, Costco and hell, even Montgomery Wards (anyone here even remember them installing tires/auto work). I will never buy another tire from anywhere else as long as a Costco is anywhere near me.

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Re: Where is best (and cheapest) place to get tires for my car?
Posted by: David James ()
Date: June 04, 2012 11:57AM

Call or stop by Capital Care Care and speak with Mr.Stern (Ez)
Located behind Ravensworth Shopping Center.

703-321-8981

I have been going there for about 15 years since moving to this area.
Probably the most reasonalbe other then going to Costco, Great for any other kinds of Auto Service s well. Straight forward and upfront kind'a guy.

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