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04/09/2016
By: Jamie N.
Faison's Tire & Service Center Inc
I'm not from here but I was driving through with my five-month-old and my hungry, autistic five-year-old. My inflation light came on and when I pulled off, it was nearly flat on Friday evening. Faison's is near the highway so I limped along to their shop after finding it on Google. Knowing nothing of this town, appearances made me a bit nervous, but this place was a gem. They didn't have a tire for my van, so the owner himself drove across town to get one, in work hour traffic. He could've charged 10x what he did for after hours, or having to pick up a tire, or for my clear lack of knowledge, but he gave me a total price MUCH cheaper than the price I bought my tires for during a scheduled time elsewhere. While I was there I saw some guys stop in that clearly knew the place, and I realized, this type of place, you go there the rest of your life. I don't live in this town, don't know anybody there to refer, so I'll probably never go there again, but he still did the right thing.
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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