Best Places to Buy Tires

1. Discount Tire Direct

As the name implies, Discount Tire Direct focuses on offering excellent deals on tires. In fact, they’re my favorite place to shop.

According to reviews on multiple websites, customers are happy to find that store associates are helpful, kind, and love to talk about tires. In some reviews, people even expressed that Discount Tire Direct offered to patch or fix a tire before replacing it, free of charge.

When it comes to the tire selection, Discount Tire Direct has over 100 different brands, sizes, and styles. You’re bound to find either an exact match to the tires you have now, or something close (or even better).

Also, if they don’t have your choice in stock, they’ll place a special order for you at no extra charge.

Discount Tire will also install your tires for you. It’s better if you book an appointment in advance, but they do offer walk-in services, like winter tire change or tire rotation.

The retailer also offers a payment plan, if you need one.

2. Tire Rack

Tire Rack built their own track to test product options. That’s how serious they are about selling the best ones to customers.

Beyond that, they will also ship both your tires and your wheels to you, and they offer some of the best tire deals online.

If you work on your own car, you can install Tire Rack tires yourself. Or, you can work with one of their thousands of independent contractors who will install the tires for you.

They even have some contractors who will come to your home so you don’t have to go to a store.

Tire Rack carries hundreds of tire and wheel options so you should have no trouble finding what you’re looking for. If you live near a Tire Rack distribution center, you’re also eligible for a discount by picking up your tires directly from them.

Tire Rack occasionally offers Visa cash cards to customers as a way to increase savings.

3. TireBuyer

TireBuyer is an excellent resource to purchase tires on the internet. They have a smart guide that helps you select a perfect set of tires.

This is a terrific tool for those who aren’t sure what tires are best for their car and area (think climate, road conditions, etc).

The second great thing about TireBuyer is you can order your selected tires and have them shipped to the place you want them installed. Shipping is free and shipments usually arrive in two business days or less.

TireBuyer also partners with tire installers so they can give you the TireBuyer Installation Advantage. This means that your installation rate is guaranteed.

The retailer bases its recommendation on over 100 different characteristics, including customer reviews and mileage warranty information.https://2b0a456a019bcac106f2ac8535977060.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

If you have any issues and the tires aren’t exactly what you’re looking, you can have them returned for free (if going through a TireBuyer installer).

TireBuyer regularly offers promotions to help increase savings.

4. PriorityTire

Do you like to install your own tires? PriorityTire is an excellent option to buy tires online. It offers tires for a wide variety of vehicles, from passenger to all terrain and trailer.

You can find tires from numerous brands, including:

  • BFGoodrich
  • Bridgestone
  • Continental
  • Firestone
  • Goodyear
  • Toyo

PriorityTire claims to offer savings of up to 55 percent off what you will find at other retailers. All pricing includes free shipping via FedEx unless you live in Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico.

If you place your order by 1:00 P.M. EST, your order will ship same day. If you place an order after 1:00 P.M. EST, or on the weekend, your order ships the following business day.

5. Goodyear

Goodyear is one of the most recognized tire brands. The retailer has sold tires, and other auto-related products for over a century. If you need higher end or performance tires, Goodyear is a good choice.

The tire giant has over 4,000 nationwide retail locations. You can purchase tires online and have them shipped to your home.

If you prefer to have an experienced installer place the new tires on your car, Goodyear can ship them to one of their locations for free.

If you can’t get to one of their locations, Goodyear has a mobile installation option. This service allows you to stay at home or work and get your tires installed at no added cost.

Additionally, Goodyear provides you 30 days to decide if you like a new set of tires. If you choose not to keep the ones you purchase, you have 30 days to exchange them for another set.

6. Amazon Tires

Amazon sells everything, including tires. The best thing about buying tires from Amazon is you get to take advantage of Prime and discounts.

If you’ve ever had doubts about buying tires online, Amazon offers solid deals that make them worth considering.

Amazon carries hundreds of affordable tire options. They even have tires for RVs, tractors, and motorcycles — just in case you need more than one style.

Amazon makes it convenient to buy tires. With thousands of reviews, hundreds of products, and the ability to get two-day shipping, you could find the exact tires you’re looking for in less time.

However, it can be overwhelming to search through their inventory.

If you’re a DIY installer, Amazon is worth considering.

7. TireMart.com

Buying used tires may sound unsafe, or an unwise way to save money. Wouldn’t you put yourself at risk or not have a long tread life?

TireMart.com, formerly BestUsedTires.com, doesn’t sell used tires, but blemished tires that have minor cosmetic imperfections. They have never been installed on a car, and have the same tread life and performance capacity as a new set of wheels, but at a discount of up to 65 percent off retail.

The tires can’t legally be sold as new, but only differ on looks. The site carries over 50,000 brand name tires. You can find any of the following manufacturers on the site:

  • BFGoodrich
  • Bridgestone
  • Continental
  • Firestone
  • Goodyear

All tires come with a 90-day money-back guarantee and ship for free via FedEx

8. SimpleTire

SimpleTire is an easy way to replace your car tires whether you need specialty, commercial, farm, or regular car tires. Their online catalog has over 55 million tires from over 300 brands to find the tires that are right for your vehicle.

After making your selection SimpleTire will ship the tires free to your home or a nearby shop.

They have a nationwide network of more than 20,000 local tire installers allowing you to schedule an installation appointment at a time that’s convenient for you.

SimpleTire has sales, rebates, and installation deals to save you money on new tire purchases. For instance, you can sign up for their emails and text alerts to receive up to 20 percent off when you buy new tires.

Their prices are all-inclusive and they offer the convenience of paying online. They also offer military discounts.

You can return unmounted tires within 30 days of delivery minus a $15 per tire handling fee.

9. Costco

If you’re wondering, ‘where can I get the best tire deals near me?’ Costco is one of the best places to buy a set of wheels. Costco won’t work for everyone, but if you have a membership, it’s a good way to save money.

The best time to get your tires from Costco is when they have their yearly “buy four tires” deal. When you buy four tires, you’ll receive a discount, plus each tire costs only one penny to install.

Costco fills their tires with nitrogen instead of air to help with fuel economy. They also have a five-year road hazard warranty, which means if your tires are damaged, they will repair or replace them.

If you buy your tires through Costco, you also have lifetime of the tire benefits like balancing, pressure checks, rotations, and flat tire repairs.

Costco usually doesn’t offer the widest selection, but they offer some of the best tire deals in the market.

10. Big O Tires

Big O Tires is similar to Discount Tire Direct. You can order your tires online or in-store and have them installed. If your tires aren’t in stock, you can order them and set an appointment for a day and time that works for you.

Based on initial research, Big O Tires doesn’t have the highest ratings for customer service, mainly for one specific issue: their installation time. Many customers say that it took Big O Tires around three to four hours to install tires.

However, this doesn’t mean it would actually take them that long to complete every installation. To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, get a time quote and try to go when it isn’t too busy.

Big O Tires has multiple options to choose from, many of which are affordable. The retailer also offers payment plans.

Quite a few people on review threads and websites mentioned Big O Tires having the best tire deals online. Don’t forget to check out their coupons, as they offer deals every month.

The tire retailer is one of the largest in the space with over 450 locations, according to their site, so you should be able to find one near you.

11. Tire Barn

Tire Barn boasts millions of installations a year, and the retailer is an excellent option for cheap tires. It also carries all of the major brand names.

Tire Barn offers two different types of installation services – standard and premium. Standard installation includes the usual services like an alignment check and inspection.

The premium installation package includes everything from the standard installation, plus lifetime rotations and balances, and tire repairs.

Tire Barn also includes a 30-day or 500 mile guarantee. If you don’t like the tires and are within those parameters, you can return them, free of charge. That’s a great way to test tires if they aren’t your usual brand or type

Carlos G. Hill

Carlos G. Hill

Carlos joined TireReview in 2019 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire, Professional Motorsport World, Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and Crash test Technology International

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