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Online Tire purchase - installation? #4569060
11/09/17 05:14 PM
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stockrex Offline OP
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I am buying 2 tires from amazon, where do I go to get them install on my fit?
Walmart? Costco?

I am getting General Altimax, anyone use them, good for snow? hwy?


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Re: Online Tire purchase - installation? [Re: stockrex] #4569070
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Originally Posted By: stockrex
I am buying 2 tires from amazon, where do I go to get them install on my fit?
Walmart? Costco?

I am getting General Altimax, anyone use them, good for snow? hwy?


Have you checked just buying from Discount Tire? The aggravation of dealing with the long waits at Costco or Walmart just aren't worth it for me, especially if you rotate them regularly.


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Re: Online Tire purchase - installation? [Re: stockrex] #4569072
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I bought loose tires this year, and had them installed at Costco. Can't beat their pricing.

Which General Altimax are you asking about? When I used the Altimax Arctic (older model), I loved them, they wore well, had excellent snow and ice traction, and did well for a winter tire on bare pavement, even at highway speeds.


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Re: Online Tire purchase - installation? [Re: stockrex] #4569073
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My local mom and pop install them for like $20-30 ea. Walmart here refuse to install low profile tires.

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Re: Online Tire purchase - installation? [Re: stockrex] #4569074
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The local tire shop charges $30 a tire to install mail order tires, balancing extra. Why? Because anything goes wrong who gets blamed? The tire shop.


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Re: Online Tire purchase - installation? [Re: stockrex] #4569076
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Originally Posted By: stockrex
I am getting General Altimax, anyone use them, good for snow? hwy?


I haven't tried them in the snow, but I like them so much that I'll keep buying them as long as they keep making them.

Re: Online Tire purchase - installation? [Re: stockrex] #4569079
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I go to Tire Kingdom and they charge $12 per tire to M & B.

Re: Online Tire purchase - installation? [Re: stockrex] #4569088
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Have used them for 2 winters now on all 3 of our vehicles, well now only 2 vehicles since HS daughter got in accident a couple of weeks back and so the 2002 honda is totaled, Honda going to salvage yard as soon as insurance settles out, so now only on Sonata and the Santa fe. I bought them from tire rack who drop shipped them to my installer. Before the General Altimax I had cooper snow tires for about 3 years. Can tell no difference, as both have a nice winter tread and had zero issues on snow, ice or slush. great traction and braking. Like any winter tire the rubber is much softer and will wear down quickly if you run them far into the warmer months. They are noisier on dry pavement, but that is to be expected as they are snow tires with an aggressive tread. Here in Nebraska I run them from mid October to late April. A few years back we had a big winter snow blast in mid April and I had just switched back to all seasons and was wishing that I had left the snows on. I would think that Amazon would drop ship your general Altimax tires to whatever local installer you choose, as long as you give the installer a heads up to expect delivery.


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Re: Online Tire purchase - installation? [Re: stockrex] #4569096
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I always buy my tires on ebay and have them installed at tires plus or firestone. Believe it's 12each. Local shop right up the road is 24 each so it's worth the 10 minute drive.


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Re: Online Tire purchase - installation? [Re: stockrex] #4569103
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I just bought a set of snow tires on eBay with the recent sale, took them to a local Mom and Pop store, they mounted and balanced them for $12ea, I think. They said they would have charged more if they had to remove and install the wheels on the car, I brought them in loose in my trunk.

Re: Online Tire purchase - installation? [Re: PandaBear] #4569105
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Originally Posted By: PandaBear
My local mom and pop install them for like $20-30 ea. Walmart here refuse to install low profile tires.


The local shop is $12 mount and balance (up to 17").

Wal-mart in Waco will not mount tires that are not purchased from them!


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Re: Online Tire purchase - installation? [Re: stockrex] #4569107
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I have had Wal-Mart install tires I've bought of the TireRack with no issues. BUT, I have been able to walk into Discount Tire, order tires they don't necessarily show on their website and get pricing that matches the cost of buying online and having someone else install them. Tell them your intentions and they will work with you. My wife ordered and got the new General GMax AS 05's for her Audi a few months ago at Discount Tire and they are great.


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Re: Online Tire purchase - installation? [Re: stockrex] #4569114
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I would wait for the Black Friday sale at DTD. Good rebate, no tax and free shipping. They have a list of installers online.


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Re: Online Tire purchase - installation? [Re: stockrex] #4569119
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Originally Posted By: stockrex
I am buying 2 tires from amazon, where do I go to get them install on my fit?
Walmart? Costco?

I am getting General Altimax, anyone use them, good for snow? hwy?


I would have taken that on-line price to my local tire shop to match/beat...which they always do since they advertise they will beat ANY advertised price. They they order them (1-2 days away) and install them for free during an appointment I set up. Takes about an hour if an alignment was needed going in. Also get free rotations for life.


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Re: Online Tire purchase - installation? [Re: stockrex] #4569127
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Originally Posted By: stockrex
I am buying 2 tires from amazon, where do I go to get them install on my fit?
Walmart? Costco?

I am getting General Altimax, anyone use them, good for snow? hwy?

Your tires are going to be useless, and dangerous if your only buying 2! Buy 4 or nothing. You are not saving a dime only buying 2.


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