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Old 02-19-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Where is the best place to get a good deal on tires in Fairfield? Most likely will end up at Town Fair, but thought I'd ask...
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I almost bought mine online and just had mechanic install. But I didnt. I always find myself price checking at Mavis, Town Fair, Mechanic, and Costco. I've dealt with them all and dont prefer one over the other. Whomever has the better deal comparing the same tire wins the business. If you're a Costco member you might like their selection and prices. Town Fair gaurantees and backs up the tires pretty good.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Sears had a good deal a couple of weeks ago. Maybe that's still going on.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:51 PM
 
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Town Fair drives me nuts when they try to push the Toyo brand, which is the only reason why I no longer shop there. I do however continue to go there if I'm in the area and need a rotation since they do it for free regardless of where you purchased the tires.

I was told by a former employee that they push Toyo because their highest profit margins are made up from this brand. Not sure if this is true, but I wouldn't be surprised based on my experience.

I'm not saying Toyo is a bad brand, but I do want an unbiased opinion when it comes to the safety of my family.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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check tirerack.com and look for an installer to mount them. The other option is discounttiredirect.com. Physical stores are usually pricey. A lot of dealerships will actually match online prices for tires if you find one you like.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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I hate the toyo push at town fair too, but I usually go in there knowing exactly what I want. I do like using their website to see what they have in stock before I set foot in the store, and you can even have the tires sent to your local store if they aren't in stock.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Oh! Also: tirebuyer.com -- free shipping!
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I do Tire Rack and then find a shop that can do a halfway decent job at balancing.

All my experience with Sears, Pep Boys and Town Fair Tire and the lot is their balancing sucks. At least on bigger wheels. I hate vibration.

Since then, I got my last car balanced at Daniel Jacobs and take my BMW's to the dealership. Rock solid at all speed.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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Town Fair is far and away the worst bait and switch shop that i've encountered. Even worse than Pep Boys.
The only chain that i've found to be decent with tires is Firestone. Selection is small though, and i would never use them for car repair.

I've heard a few people mention that DeSantie(independent) in Fairfield is good.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Just avoid the Firestone in Brookfield. Complete crooks. They've ripped off a few people I know.
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