How to Get the Best Deal with Tire Sales

Many car owners approach buying new tires the same way they approach how to survive a root canal – get as numb as possible and get it over with as quickly as possible. However, you can get a great deal on tires if you take some time to ask your dealer some questions about Tire Sales.

Should You Keep the Same Brand?

If your vehicle is relatively new, then you’ll want to evaluate how good the original tires have been. Have you had problems in bad weather? Have you recently moved to an area with horrible winters or monsoon-like rainstorms? How bad are the roads around your area? If you have been happy with how your tires performed, then there’s no reason to change the brand. Now you can do price comparisons on a new set of the same brand of tires. Make sure that the cost includes installation as well as the tires.

It Can’t Hurt to Ask

Chain stores have non-negotiable tire prices. They push their most expensive tires. If you can avoid going to a chain store, do so. Stores that are individually owned are more open to negotiating tire prices, free warranties or adding other goodies to sweeten the deal. As long as you ask politely, you may be able to get a discount. Bring some print-outs or circulars from other tire dealers in order to show the dealer that you have options. It never hurts to ask.

Ask About Mile Warranties

Many dealers offer mile warranties with your new tires. Sometimes this is free — sometimes not. If you do a lot of driving every day, then consider getting this warranty. If you mainly take public transportation to work and only drive to local stores on weekends, then the mile warranty is less important.

Stay Away from Used Tires

Never be tempted to purchase used tires, even if the tread still looks good. It’s safest for you to get brand-new tires from a reputable dealer then purchase anything from eBay or Craigslist.

 

   

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