Local tire prices. Interesting

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by boatme98, May 8, 2014.

  1. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    I need 2 New tires for one of my cars.
    Michelin Primacy MXV4s. 225/60H16s.
    I went to three places for quotes. I got the totals-tax, disposal fees, valve stems, balance, etc. Out the door prices.
    Here's the line up.
    1. The Michelin Company store - $349.95 Of course, you get the factory warranty.

    2. Wal Mart - $347.58 These are not Primacy' s. They're Defenders. Slightly lower rating. Michelin dealers will not honor WW warranay.

    3. Local dealer that sells Michelins - $338.80 Also includes factory warranty.

    I was surprised. WW is only $1.19 cheaper per tire than the company store!
    I'll be going to my local dealer for tires.
     
  2. MoreAltitude

    MoreAltitude New Member

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    Just some peace of mind for ya if you have no experience with them, but I bought four Primacy's about a year ago. I have been very happy with them; pretty quiet tire, good wet weather traction, and while not sporty they handle the twisties surprisingly well.
     

  3. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Thanks. Somebody mixed tires on the car before I bought it and 2 Primacy' s are on the rear, so I'm replacing the fronts.
    It's a fwd car, so it should make a big difference.
    I don't put nearly the miles on my vehicles I used to. Now I usually have to replace tires due to dry rotting rather than mileage. :D
     
  4. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Did you try tire rack website?

    www.tirerack.com
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    WallyWorld ain't always the cheapest. it does pay to shop around.

    if there isn't that big a difference, i'll use a local shop over WallyWorld.
     
  6. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    What kind of car ? And do they have to be Michelin`s ?...................
     
  7. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I just put 2-215/60R16`s on the front of my Taurus Wagon. They are 60,000 mile Coppers, mounted & balanced for a 100 bucks each !...................
     
  8. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Unless you're buying the high end Michelins don't bother and get something else for much less. Their quality has suffered on their lower end tires for years, somewhat of a back story and a certain retailer, but anyway don't bother unless you buy the best! Their high end tire is worth every penny btw. I have their costco brand on my 4runner (came with the vehicle) and they suck in the snow, bad!!!

    Edit: if you're not in snow check out BFG traction T/A


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    Last edited: May 9, 2014
  9. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I had a VW GTI with Michelin's 225R4517's on them. They were okay; but, driving on the autobahn in the unlimited portions, the tires would loos grip at 100 mph in a slight bent. Driving on the cobble stone streets of Mainz, Germany at slow speed of 10 to 18 mph, no traction what so ever. It was scary!

    I ordered new tires, Pirelli P Zero Nero tires, loved the rain and the dry. Snow not so good, I purchased some winter tires, Bridgestone Blizzak WS50 (No longer available), great on snow and ice. I later picked up some Pirelli high speed winter tires after the Blizzak's.
     
  10. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    The two remaining tires are Primacy' s.
    I only need 2 tires.
    I won't mix radials, so the same tire goes on the front.
    I've used Michelins for decades, on more vehicles than I can count. I have no reason to switch.

    I tried Tire Rack. By the time I drove to the nearest one, I wouldn't be saving anything.
     
  11. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    on average, Sears in cheaper than anyone else in town.

    last year I went to walmart/sam's club for 2 tires for my Charger. they had 2 different tires, that's it, 2. they couldn't order anymore, 2 brands was all they had. I went to Sears & they had half a dozen different brands in a dozen different styles...and they were cheaper for the same 2 that Wal-Mart had.

    the wife works at Sears now so I also get the employee discount which makes them hands down the cheapest out there
     
  12. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I worked in a tire store & as a mechanic for 40 years & there are better tires out there than Michelin`s, you don`t see them run on race cars !.............
     
  13. potenza

    potenza New Member

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    It's JUST a tire!! Michelins tend to dry rot!
     
  14. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    And they have very soft sidewalls !..................
     
  15. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    FWIW: I use WalMart on vehicles and prescriptions. Because I travel, and because WalMarts are everywhere, I make my life a little easier.

    My last tires were GoodYear from Discount Tire..... They also have locations where I travel.
     
  16. potenza

    potenza New Member

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    I've been in the tire business for 40 years and have managed a Major retailers store(s) for over 29. I like Bridgestone tires!, have never had a problem with them, michelin when made in Europe was one of the best!! Now they are made in SC by machines, don't let the advertising fool you. It's a commodity, like sooo many other thing