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Old 12-05-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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Where is a good place to actually buy tires? I wouldn't get them at a dealership so where do most people get a new set?...Sears, Mavis,...???
Mavis & Firestone. Firestone's a little more money but better service and they have buy 3 tires get 1 free deals sometimes.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:58 PM
 
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Where is a good place to actually buy tires? I wouldn't get them at a dealership so where do most people get a new set?...Sears, Mavis,...???
Tirerack.com
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Tirerack.com
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:30 PM
 
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The main problem in the snow is really not you but other drivers. IF you go slow and have decent all seasons you will be fine.

The problem is trucks and big suvs thinking their invincable skidding down the LIE and smashing into you. Snow tires will not stop that from happening.

Keep in mind that having snow tires on long island can get expensive. Snow tires when driven on regular dry pavement will wear away the tread quicker. So if it snows like twice here you might get one season out of them.

I save my sick and vacation days for the winter. Its not worth it to have winter tires on the one or two days i will have to go out onto non plowed roads.
i have my blizzaks for 3 seasons and most likely they will be just fine for a 4th .

i drive mostley on pavement on long island roads.i put about 6000 -7000 miles a year on them.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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Mavis & Firestone. Firestone's a little more money but better service and they have buy 3 tires get 1 free deals sometimes.
Mavis is the only place I go for tires and alignments, balancing, etc.
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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mavic is pretty decent. i would get my prices from tire rack and then use that to get the right deal locally. the dealers around town will be high unless you push them .
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:18 PM
 
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Where is a good place to actually buy tires? I wouldn't get them at a dealership so where do most people get a new set?...Sears, Mavis,...???
Costco
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Firestone, Mavis, Gabriel tire in Deer park, costco, and you can check online for deals too. We got my mom new tires for Christmas for her 2005 Chevy malibu online at tirerack.com
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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Be carefull at costco and sams club for tires. usually their tires are made for them and are not the same as in tire stores.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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We had a 1971 pinto growing up and man that car went throught snow and ice like nobody's business. While other cars would be slipping and sliding my mom would just hit the gas and go. Not sure of the brand of tires it had but we never had a problem. Does anyone remember having to put chains on their tires in snow storms??
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