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01/11/2014
By: Alison W.
Pope Davis Tire and Automotive
I am thankful for the people who work at Pope Davis Tire & Automotive, located at 1531 Taylor Street, downtown Columbia, SC. Ela (the administrative assistant) met me with compassion, honesty, and a cup of hot chocolate...and I am nobody special. My vulnerable state would have been easy to take advantage of: 98 Chevy in need of engine repair (not to get too specific), which included a first estimate of, at least, $1,300!The mechanic I met (please ask for a first name), met my eyes with integrity after he evaluated my car and diagnosed the problem. After decades of experience he pinpointed the problem, and it was not according to the first diagnosis: He told me the problem was less complicated, my car was worth fixing, and it would cost less. This was a pleasant surprise.So, I entrusted my trusty car to them. They dropped me off at a car rental service, took care of my car over the weekend, and delivered as promised. My car is in good shape now. What a relief! I am thankful to have done business with an automotive company of noble character.
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12/12/2015
By: Gina B.
Tire King
I was just there Friday am and they sold me a used tire for a good price. They are very pleasant and have great customer service. I would definitely suggest their services to any n all friends & family, can't beat the service or the prices! Thanks again to All the guys at Tire King, I will be back!!
08/26/2013
By: henscola
Tire Kingdom
We took our Mazda 6 to the store to have an oil change & put the temporary spare on the vehicle because the rim cracked. They were very professional & courteous. They went out of their way to help us. They are MUCH BETTER than the Tire Kingdom on Two Notch neat Target.
07/31/2014
By: A S.
Franks Discount Tires
Excellent service. I have only ever had good experiences here, and everyone is very honest and helpful. It is quality work for a good price - I definitely recommend it.
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07/10/2015
By: Pam B.
Discount Tire
Very nice and professional!Will come back in the future if I need tires. Please shop with them you will not be disappointed!
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03/21/2016
By: Howard E.
Commercial Truck Service of Columbia
Great service. Technician got to me fast had exactly what i needed and got me back on the road fast.
02/04/2015
By: Jennifer K.
Buy & Save Tire Ctr
Got my tires changed today from here. The service was really good. Thank you !
01/30/2015
By: Derek D.
Commercial Truck Service of Columbia
used them for a tire blow out quick, service fair price.
11/16/2013
Buy & Save Tire Ctr
fair prices fast service military discount
Tips & Advices
Yes. New tires purchased online can often be priced lower than ones at a tire dealership. Buyers can often avoid state sales taxes and locate hard-to-find tire styles and sizes, but will still have to locate a local tire installer and pay sometimes high shipping costs.
The average cost of a set of new tires is $637, with a range of between $525-$725. In addition, installation includes mounting and balancing, alignment, and disposal of old tires.
The vehicle is raised and the old wheels are removed, then the old tires are removed from the wheels. The lug nuts, wheels, and valve stems are inspected and replaced as needed. The new tires are mounted and sealed, then inflated and balanced. The wheels are then replaced on the car. The average installation takes approximately 45 minutes.
Agencies such as the Tire Industry Association promotes tire safety through advocacy and education to the industry including: manufacture, sales, repair, service and recycling. Seek a full-service tire dealer who carries a wide variety of tire types and brands and asks about the type of driving you normally do.
  • Move your car to a safe location.
  • Turn on your car’s safety lights, apply the parking brakes and remove the hubcap if there is one.
  • Loosen the lug nuts with a lug wrench (but do not remove them), raise the vehicle with a jack and then fully remove the lugnuts.
  • Remove the flat tire and replace it with the spare tire.
  • Tighten the lug nuts by hand, lower the car and then tighten them fully with the lug wrench.

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