New tires - where to buy, how to get a good deal?

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Re: New tires - where to buy, how to get a good deal?

Post by itstoomuch » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:23 pm

FandangoDave5010 wrote:I used to think Costco was best place for ...

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Radial or bias ply?
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Re: New tires - where to buy, how to get a good deal?

Post by mm3619 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:59 pm

Discount Tire - definitely. Here's why:
1. Discount Tire will match CostCo's price. Even when CostCo has the $70 off Michelin or Bridgestone coupon.
2. Discount Tire's warranty is transferable when you sell the car. CostCo's warranty is not.
3. CostCo warranty is only for five years. Discount Tire's warranty does not have a time limit.

I learned about the non-transferable warranty and the five year limit when I took my five and a half year old tire in for a nail and they would not fix it. I quickly drove to Discount Tire and got the tire fixed. My car is always parked in a garage and the tires looked fine. CostCo is good at many things. But not tires.

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