How To Size Your Tires

Installing Your New Tires

Where To Get Your New Tires Installed & How Much Should It Cost?

Like a kid on Christmas morning, your doorbell rings and the FedEx guy has your recently purchased used tires ready to unwrap. The next question is:
"Where do I go to get them installed and how much will it cost?"

>Where Not To Go

Where Not To Go

Before you head on over to a national tire dealer or new tire distributor, there is a good chance that they may not mount your tires for you. If shops are in the business of selling tires they may choose to only install their own and not the tires you bring to them.

National retailers are in business to sell you tires directly and make profits. Even when they offer special deals like buy 3 tires and get the 4th one free, the total cost to you is still much higher than the savings you enjoy when buying high quality new tires.

Thankfully gives you a full 90 Day Money Back Guarantee for the tires you buy, so you have nothing to worry about in the rare case there is an issue with a tire.

Where To Go

Make sure to go to a professional, experienced installer for your tires. They will inspect each tire and ensure their safety for your vehicle. Check online to make sure they are reputable and customers have positive things to say about them and their service.

So where do you go to have your new tires installed?

  • Most local tire shops
  • Gas stations
  • Oil change centers
  • Body shops

These service centers will install your new tires and high speed balance them. Prices are usually a bit cheaper at these local businesses so you’ll even same some extra cash by avoiding the larger chains.

How Much Will It Cost?

When you have your new tires installed, this process consists of several steps:

  1. Remove existing tires and disposal of them
  2. Mount your tires on your wheels
  3. Inflate them to the correct tire pressure
  4. High speed balance them

How Long Will It Take To Install My Tires?

If you’re getting 4 tires installed, the entire process itself takes about 45 minutes. The real wait time depends more on how many vehicles are ahead of you and whether one or two guys work on your car together. If you’re going to have your wheels aligned as well, expect that to take another 45 minutes to one hour.

What Other Services Should You Consider While Installing Tires?

If you take your hands off the wheel and you notice the vehicle pulls to the left or right, you may have an alignment issue. Bad alignments will ruin your tires by causing excessive treadwear prematurely. So the best time to fix the alignment is when you’re having your tires mounted and high speed balanced.

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