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By: John V.
Mr Tire Auto Service Centers
After reading the two negative reviews I crossed them off my list until a local fellow told me that’s where he goes. The tire pressure warning light on the dash of my 2013 SUV had come on. Being an old guy (74) with a bad leg I didn't want to fool with the pumps at the stations (they don’t tell you the pressure and cost $1 to run; plus, it could be a nail. I went to them, was there less than ½ hour, all tires needed air and the spare was checked. They couldn't have been friendlier and more accommodating. When I asked, “I how much do I owe you?” they said, “Nothing, air is free.” If ever I need a tire I know where I’m going!
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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