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05/17/2012
By: sue.calvert.3
Discount Tire
I am from Mason City, IA and had been at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN all day. My sister and I were on our way home and had run over something. We pulled into McDonalds and discovered my tire was flat. As I looked across the field, I saw "Discount Tire". So, I walked over there and asked if someone could help me. These guys were just about to close for the day. However, they took it upon themselves to go above and beyond what they would have had to do. He put my spare on, had me drive over to their shop, and fixed my tire. And all of this was done for FREE!! I was so stunned, I almost cried! And all I had was $5 on me. I gave it to the young man and was on my way. This really renewed my faith in people! There really are real people, who really care!!!!!
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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