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Old 01-09-2014, 05:42 AM
 
Location: New England
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Need to buy new tires for our car. Can anyone give their recommendation for a reputable place that doesn't gouge you in price.

Thanks.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I've found that buying online is normally the best option for me. I bought a set for my Nissan Rogue on eBay for $147 delivered. That was about 2 weeks ago. They were barely used (had 6/32") remaining on them. The only hard part you may run into is finding someone to install tires you purchase yourself, as many won't install for liability reasons. Try little tire shops or if you have a mechanic, he or she may be able to do it for you. There's a small tire place on Providence St. in WW near Bradford Soap who also sells preowned tires. My lease was up and I needed to put some tires on so I didn't get charged for bald tires. I had 4 tires purchased and installed for $187 total. Then silly me ended up trading my lease in instead of turning it in, so it was a waste of money :/

Other than that, it's the usual suspects (Sears, Town Fair, Tire Rack, etc).
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: East Bay RI
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I second buy online then have a local shop install them. I got my (first ever) brand new set of tires from Tread Depot for a little more than the going local price for used tires.

A few words of wisdom: If you do pay a small shop install them, make sure they torque the wheels properly. I trusted a cheapo side of the road shop once and they cross threaded and over torqued a lug. Found out months later and ended up spending a good several hours drilling it off. Tons of fun. Now I just bring the wheels over and put them on myself
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:29 AM
 
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Tirerack.com prices can't be beat and they have a zillion local preferred installers. You can have tires shipped to any one of them (and will even quote you on each's installation costs), totally guaranteed.

In addition they typically give another 5% off through certain credit card websites (such as Discover).
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:29 AM
 
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Need to buy new tires for our car. Can anyone give their recommendation for a reputable place that doesn't gouge you in price.

Thanks.

Tire Pros are reliable and very good. They have more than a few locations in RI.
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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If you have a Towntire nearby, can't do better than that. They beat even BJ's prices. The whole package is pretty good, lifetime rotation and balancing, reasonable priced alignments when your car needs one and usually a free alignment when the tires are first purchased.
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