DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1233 times:
It's probably China and India's fault for using all the rubber along with all the oil.
I pay $130 per tire for my Honda Accord. For some reason the tire places in and around ATL have some high and mighty approach to tires and won't put a lower speed rated tire on my car than the manufacturer suggests. Never mind the fact my Accord won't do 160mph they still want to put those type of tires on it.
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KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12213 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1175 times:
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I need tires for mine. 205/60R16. About $370 for a set and free rotation and flat repair. Think I'll stick it out until the end of the summer though, since I'll be putting on probably 7-8000 miles this summer.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13029 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1154 times:
Buying tires in the USA is kinda of joke as to pricing. You see sale prices of "4 for $99". That is for the cheapest (maybe 30K miles wear), smallest tires (like 155 R 13 and similar to those used on some of the cheapest small cars, like your Tingo). Then you have to add on top of that base price:
Installation and Balancing $10/tire ($40)
Disposial fee for old tires at $3-6 each ($12-24)
Sales Tax 0% to 8 1/2%, so if 6%, then $10
Total: like about $169.
For my Mercury Cougar, it cost me $300 for 2 tires on 2 occasions on my car(or $600 for 4 total, for all-season, correct speed rated tires, and tires are only used on a few cars, mostly on my model).
Corey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1147 times:
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 11): Buying tires in the USA is kinda of joke as to pricing.
Another joke is if you trade your car in, in some states you get nailed with a "tire disposal fee." I forgot how much it was here in FL, but I remember noting how ridiculous it was considering the fact that they were still using them on the car and weren't "disposing" them at all
I just put new tires on my car. I have a BMW 323i Sportwagon. The tires are directional, and staggered. 225/45/17 front, and 245/40/17 rear. I bought General Exxclaim UHP (Made by Continental, and the same exact tire as the Conti Extreme Sport Contact) Price at www.tirerack.com , $73.00US(front), $89.00US(rears). Had them mounted and computer balanced for $34/pair. delivered next day via UPS.
Can't beat those Tire Rack deals!
BTW, the same tires, carrying the Continental branding: $143.00(front), $168.00(rear)
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