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    4 Tires for $450.00 Good Deal?

    I am Looking to get 4 new tires for our little elantra
    P195 65R15s 65K warrenty

    Firestone quoted me $450.00 for installed and balanced.


    So, Let me know CyFanatic Tires guys.
    Reasonable deal, or am I getting hosed?

    If so, where else should I look?


    Go State.



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    Re: 4 Tires for $450.00 Good Deal?

    Yes thats a good deal.



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    Re: 4 Tires for $450.00 Good Deal?

    Go to tirerack.com and check their price for the same model tire. That will be near the lowest price you can find.




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    Re: 4 Tires for $450.00 Good Deal?

    That sounds pretty good installed and balanced.


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    Re: 4 Tires for $450.00 Good Deal?

    I got 4 tires at Tires Plus came out to be $400 even that was with extra coverage if i get a flat tire at etc...

    it was a buy 3 tires get one free, brand falken

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    Re: 4 Tires for $450.00 Good Deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Go to tirerack.com and check their price for the same model tire. That will be near the lowest price you can find.
    Solid advice to check tirerack, but don't forget to factor in the installation cost once the tires arrive. Costs can vary widely (~$30 at Walmart with no lifetime balance/rotate to ~$100 at other places).


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    Re: 4 Tires for $450.00 Good Deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Go to tirerack.com and check their price for the same model tire. That will be near the lowest price you can find.
    Another ditto for tirerack.com. It's like a Consumer Reports service dedicated to tires with great prices. Awesome site if you take tire-buying seriously. They will ship your order to your choice of local installers as well.



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    Re: 4 Tires for $450.00 Good Deal?

    Reasonable deal, yes.



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    Re: 4 Tires for $450.00 Good Deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by StevieISU23 View Post
    I am Looking to get 4 new tires for our little elantra
    P195 65R15s 65K warrenty

    Firestone quoted me $450.00 for installed and balanced.


    So, Let me know CyFanatic Tires guys.
    Reasonable deal, or am I getting hosed?

    If so, where else should I look?


    Go State.
    Depending on what tire they're selling you for $450, I wouldn't be so fast to consider that a good deal. If it's a Firestone, you can get the a set of 4 of tirerack's highest rated Firestone for $292. For $450, you should be able to get some nice Michelins that will be a MUCH better tire.

    Check out this link for some tires in that size: Tire Search Results



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    Re: 4 Tires for $450.00 Good Deal?

    if they (Firestone) are your go to mechanics, it's not a bad deal. and you should do it.

    if they ain't, you could have these tires delivered to and installed at your local wally world super center for 350 or so.

    it's what i did.


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    Re: 4 Tires for $450.00 Good Deal?

    Sounds like a "regular" deal to me


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    Re: 4 Tires for $450.00 Good Deal?

    Here is a thread from about 2 months ago on the same topic.

    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...car-tires.html

    The message below from that thread may help.

    Quote Originally Posted by cychosis View Post
    Just got tires installed about a week ago.

    I used TireRack and ConsumerReports to pick out the top 2-3 tires that fit my preferences, then price compared those at Sams Club, WalMart, and TireRack. TireRack has "preferred" installers that will charge about $80 to install all 4 tires, and the tires will be shipped directly to them. Another bonus with TireRack is no tax, but the shipping costs are actually a little higher than what you save in tax. If you have the tires shipped to your residence, you can bring in the tires to WalMart and they will install them for about $60.

    After all was said and done, Sams Club had a free install for Goodyear tires, so the price ended up being the same as going through TireRack and paying for the install.


    Last edited by isu_oak; 01-06-2012 at 07:46 PM.

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    Re: 4 Tires for $450.00 Good Deal?

    Tirerack does identify preferred installers, but you can have them shipped/installed elsewhere. The last set I bought through tirerack I had had mounted and balanced for $12 per tire.



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    Re: 4 Tires for $450.00 Good Deal?

    Not for firestones.



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    Re: 4 Tires for $450.00 Good Deal?

    Tirerack good idea but use it to read the reviews on the tires your thinking of buying, you can even find a review of somebody with the same car. Check out big O tures too.



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