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Best place to buy tires?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by 92bluexj, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. 92bluexj

    92bluexj Oregon Member

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    I'm looking to buy tires for my 90s Mercury Tracer what would be the best store to go to buy the tires? The tires are to be primarily used for commuting so all season tires would be what I want I just don't know if there's good prices at certain stores or what tires I should get? Any recommendation for tires? Thanks.
     
  2. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I've done just fine with Discount tire. I know Les' place is the favorite,but I just can't justify paying another $300 for the same 4 tires
     
  3. 92bluexj

    92bluexj Oregon Member

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    Thanks for replying. I will check them out. I've usually dealt with les Schwab but wanted to check out other places this time.
     
  4. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    If you have a membership Costco has excellent prices on tires
     
  5. Dinged

    Dinged Portland, OR Active Member

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    Discount Tire is generally my go to place. They price matched my last set of Yokohamas from Tire Rack and sent it to my place with free shipping, installed and mounted them myself. I try to avoid Les Schwab as they rip you off way too much.
     
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    mattt Salem Or Member

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    I've bought 4 or 5 sets from americas tire. They smoke Schwabs even with the commercial account discount my company has. And the warranty at Americas tire has paid for itself a few times over.
     
  7. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the others that Americas/Discount tires has really good prices on brand name tires. They will usually beat COSTCO as well.
     
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  8. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    as long as you dont custom order from Discount tire. Waited 3 months for a set of Kumho v710 (competition DOT slicks) from them and they decide to replace 2 with the w710 (the rain tire version) without telling me. They didnt think it was a problem to run slicks on the front and rain tires on the rear for a track car.
     
  9. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    Lovely's Tires on SE 82nd, (S. of Stark St. before Division,) competes well with the other stores and excellent service> I just bought a set for my V70 and a happy camper.
    BUY LOCAL: support the little guys.
     
  10. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    I've bought tires from Les Schwab, Discount, Costco, Sears, etc....
    I like the customer service at Schwab so if finances arent a problem thats where I usually go.
    Normally I am looking for specialty tires, for offroad or performance street tires. if I was looking for some basic all seasons for your ride then I would scan all the ads and find the best deal on a reputable brand and not worry all that much about where I got them from. Except for Goodyear who I hear has a no firearm policy in their stores.
     
  11. Dinged

    Dinged Portland, OR Active Member

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    Yeah, back when I used to track my car I would just buy my tires from Tire Rack directly, wouldn't take the chance with local stores, but for regular tires I've had no issues.
     
  12. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Pep Boy's has a buy three get the fourth tire free deal right now. But I don't know how their quality or warranty is.

    I'm going to be needing tires for my truck come next Fall, so I'm keeping an eye out even though prices will be different then.
     
  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Been a loyal Schwab user for 42 yrs! Like the ads say, they reopened the Hermiston store to get us out of a real jam! That said I split it up these days. Big Toyo all weather tires from Schwabs for my truck. Michelin all weathers from Costco on the spousal units Outback.
     
  14. nwdrifter

    nwdrifter troutdale oregon Active Member

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    i worked for Discount tire once, and no i wont shop there. i buy from les, no inever worked there. Just better customer service and i have warranty on the road in oregon when i am away from portland. If you never leave portland and are OK with hack mechanics go to discount.
     
  15. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Tirerack.com
     
  16. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    go to one of the many local russian tire shops in the area. russians are known for being super reliable, having super low prices, and doing the best quality work anybody could ask for! :rolleyes:
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I hope that's sarcastic.
     
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    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Discount/Americas tire. I'll never shop at Les Schwab again, their honesty died when Les died and his daughter took over.
     
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    Glockman19 Hillsboro Active Member

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    And you are mis-informed as his daughter died of cancer before he died. A life long friend and business partner has been running it ever since Les passed away.
     
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    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    I used to buy from Schwab's exclusively, no more. Went to Discount Tire and bought the same set of tires (same warranty and a little higher mileage rating) for $600 less than Schwab's quoted me. I don't know about you, but my money tree died several years back and I am always looking for ways to save the endangered greenbacks in my wallet.