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Old 07-09-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Hi!

I need to get new tires for my car and would appreciate recommendations for reliable shops in Pinellas County, where I can both buy the tires and have them set up. I tried searching Google, Yelp, Yahoo!, etc. but there are only a couple of reviews and they are usually from over a year ago.

Thanks!
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Kauffman Tire is great, imo. It's the only place we'll go.

TYRONE Kauffman Tire Store - St Petersburg Area Tires, Wheels and Auto Services
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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I always use "Tires +" clearwater mall 60 n 19 they never try to sell me anything and good prices,,, I do all my car stuff there... great place!
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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I've used that Kauffman -- they are very good. I even negotiated the price of my tires down to the TireRack.com price for that particular model.

Also, don't ignore TireRack.com. You can buy your tires at a huge discount, have them FedExed to an approved installer in your area and have them installed. You would be shocked at how much cheaper they are than typical retail prices, even after shipping.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:56 PM
 
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Check Sam's club too. A friernd told me he got a "good" deal there.

Remember that buying tire is tricky as it depends what type of car you have as well as for what you need the tire, strong grip vs. just longivity (sports car vs some boring sedan has different requirement, or a mini van or a 4x4 for that matter have all different requirement). Don't cut corner on tires, you will pay back one way or other. Make also sure that the rating milleage for them fits your need. Mostof the time people talk about getting a great deal from one place than other but if you ask them, they are not really sure what type of tire and why they bought it..

Here is to start a general info on how you read tires for your purpose:

Tire Tech Information - How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions

Good luck
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Butler County Ohio and Winters in Florida
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Your usual tire stores are usually hard to beat but be careful with all their strong sale add ons.
Many new car dealers have great tire prices as they have realized that is usual defection point of their customers.
The local Ford Dealer had $100 off major brands, that was a rebate back from Ford not a goofy marked up price, the regular price was great plus 100 bucks back and I didnt have to buy road hazzard, premium installation etc..( the usual Tire Kingdom upcharges).
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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Try Ace Tire and Auto (4900 49th st. St. Petersburg). About a month ago, got 4 new tires (newly made tires, not ones that had been laying around for a few months) that were about $75-100 cheaper than the other big name stores ( I ordered them on a Tuesday and they had them there by Wednesday and installed in 40 minutes. They didn't try to sell me any additional services or products such as an alignment or any other uneccessary items. My wife and son have also got tires from them over the last couple of years and are very satisfied. GREAT service!
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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I bought new tires at Costco, not sure if you are a member but the after sales service is pretty decent. Free rotations, road hazard warranty, free nitrogen refills, balancing, flat repairs. Worth checking out if you can.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Butler County Ohio and Winters in Florida
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Default Costco

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I bought new tires at Costco, not sure if you are a member but the after sales service is pretty decent. Free rotations, road hazard warranty, free nitrogen refills, balancing, flat repairs. Worth checking out if you can.
Not a negative but most of the tires at Costco and Sams are Club Tires. Due to the small mark up, the tire manufactures must cut cost and inturn make some changes. So you get a 90% tire, compared to the tire the manufacture wants to produce. Also if you get a flat, you can only get that tire from the same store. Again, may not be an issue.

Also, these discount warehouse stores do not check the alignment. It is smart to have it checked and adjusted ASAP after your new tires to keep the warranty intact. Usually once you notice you have a problem with tire wear it is too late.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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. Also if you get a flat, you can only get that tire from the same store.
That's not in their road hazard warranty. Is that your experience?
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