Would You Buy Tires Online?

If you’re in the market for tires the Internet knows it, and you’ll start to see ads in your feed by online tire stores like Tire Rack and Simple Tire offering amazing deals and making it all look so easy.

Coupons, discounts, free shipping, and a selection of recommended installers in your area ready to receive and install your tires — Sound great, but would you buy tires online? 

Probably not — the reality is less than 10% of tires are bought online. Why?

Tire and auto shops don’t like installing tires or parts you’ve bought somewhere else.

That’s why most of the recommended installers near me are a who’s-who of chain stores and franchises. 

Online tire stores have little interest and no responsibility in how your service experience goes — No matter how good they make it sound, buying tires online is rarely as satisfying as shopping locally. 

Buying tires from a small business means they’re going to be there for you when you have a problem. That’s the whole point of a tire shop. 

I have welcomed customer-supplied tire installations, it’s a great way to meet new people, but you won’t find my business listed on Tire Rack. 

There’s nothing wrong with shopping for tires on the couch, but don’t hit the buy button until you’ve shopped at your local tire shop and read their reviews, because most of the time you’ll pay less, and have a much better experience buying tires locally.

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