Tire Rack is an online tire store. They make it really easy for you to buy tires and their prices are lower than you’ll find locally.
But unless you have a local tire shop that’ll install “customer-supplied tires”, you’re pretty much on your own. That’s because most of Tire Rack’s touted “8,500 Independent Recommended Installers” are national chains and company-owned stores offering you a $13 mount and balance to get you in the door, ripe for the upsell.
Think about it: A Firestone store installing Firestone tires that you bought on the internet, is not going to be a hassle-free service experience.
Yes, Tire Rack is a good place to start looking for tires but watch out for their chain-store recommended installers who’ll treat you like a $10 oil change customer.
My advice is to research your next tires online then call your local tire shop. Most of the time you’ll come out ahead buying locally.
I hope this helps you in the realm of online tire buying and internet tire installation – Stay safe and let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Spencer Carruthers – Owner@ Kenwood Tire & Auto Service.
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