How To Find Good Deals On Tires

By
Sophia Evans / July 13, 2024

Tires are a very important part of your car, but are also expensive. There are many sources to buy tires from, including a local gas station, tire shops, large chain store repair shops and even online. Getting a good deal on tires involves more than just the tires themselves. There are many things involved in buying tires – the tires themselves, installation, balancing the tires, wheel alignment and services like rotation, flat repair and road hazard warranties. So, buying tires is like a “package” purchase. Also, you need to do some research before you shop around, to pick a few possible brands out of the dozens that are available. Below are listed the top six places to buy tires from, based on a combination of all the elements of the tire buying package.

Walmart

The famous discount super retailer has auto shops at many of their locations – which sell and service tires. They have about the lowest average prices on tires than anyone else, but the service can be slow or spotty.

Average Price per tire: $102

Installation per tire: $15

Road Hazard Warranty: $10 per tire

Selection: Over 30 tire brands

Costco

The popular membership warehouse chain has auto shops at most of their locations. However, you need to be a Costco member to buy here.

Average Price per tire: $165

Installation per tire: $19 (They usually include this with the tire quote)

Road Hazard Warranty: Best available – for 5 years

Free lifetime maintenance (rotation, air, flat repair)

Selection: Only three major brands

Sam's Club

Another membership retail chain with auto shops.

Average Price per tire: $139

Installation per tire: $20

Road Hazard Warranty: for 5 years

Selection: Over 10 brands

BJ's Tire Center

Average Price per tire: $147

Installation per tire: $20 (They usually include this with the tire quote)

Road Hazard Warranty: for 3 years

Free lifetime maintenance (rotation, air, flat repair)

Selection: Over 10 brands

Tire Rack - Online store

Average Price per tire: $161

Installation per tire: Online – shipping is included to you or your car shop

Selection: Over 25 brands, one of the largest selections of models and sizes

Discount Tire Direct - Online store

Average Price per tire: $144

Installation per tire: Online – shipping is included to you or your car shop

Selection: Over 25 brands, one of the second largest selections of models and sizes