Sam’s Club Review

Company Name: Sam’s Club

Website: www.samsclub.com

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Deals and Discounts

Sam’s Club offers the best “all-in” price on a set of 4 tires and installation, and they’ll prove it. With their “Dare to Compare” offer, if you find a better all-in price on Good Year, Michelin, Pirelli, or BF Goodrich then they’ll match it. Did you know that buying a matching set of 4 tires better for your car? Tires are designed and constructed to work together, not independently. So, having 4 matching tires working together is what makes your vehicle meet the safety and performance standards promised by vehicle manufacturers. Buying 4 tires is also better for your wallet. You’ll save $80 off a set of 4 Goodyear or Pirelli tires every single day at Sam’s Club. If you’re not sure which kind of tires you need, you can use their tire search feature to find which ones you need based on your vehicle make, model, and trim level.

How Much Do Tires Cost at Sam’s Club?

Compared to other tire stores, Sam’s Club is one of the cheapest places to buy your tires and get them installed. The average price at Sam’s Club is about $143 per tire. If you choose to have your tires installed at the tire center, you’ll find that the installation price averages around $20 per tire for most vehicles. 

Between Fall 2019 and Fall 2020, Consumer Reports (subscription required) polled nearly 50,000 of its subscribers to ask about cost, selection, sales service and perks when it came to purchasing tires. Below, you’ll see how Sam’s Club Tire Center’s average prices compared to other popular tire stores. 

As you can see, Sam’s Club offers the second-lowest average price per tire. Still, you may be able to find cheaper installation at Walmart, which will install tires no matter where you bought them.
In addition to great prices, Sam’s Club also offers price matching if you find a better “all-in” price on tires at a competing store. To get a price match, you can bring a recent “all-in” quote to your nearest store. “All-in” pricing includes the cost of several things including the tires themselves, mounting and balancing, lifetime balance and rotation services. For more details on “all-in” pricing and the “Dare to Compare Promise,” visit the website.
Finally, be sure to check out available deals and promotions online to get the best price. When I visited the website in November 2021, there were offers for $80 off sets of four Goodyear, Pirelli and BF Goodrich tires as well as a Plus Member offer for $40 off installation.

How To Schedule an Appointment at Sam’s Club Tire Center

Making an appointment is easy. Plus, you’ll be able to get all of your shopping done while the tire techs work on your vehicle! If you’re shopping in-store, you can schedule an appointment in person. Otherwise, you can call your nearest tire center to book a time

To find a location near you, you can use the store’s online locator. Check “Auto & Tires” before entering your ZIP code or city and state.

How Much Does Installation Cost?

When it comes to installation, you can generally expect to pay $20 per wheel. This is the cost for Sam’s Club’s Premium Tire Installation Package. It’s available only for passenger and light truck tires purchased from the warehouse, and it includes the following services:

  • Demounting, mounting, balancing, and a new valve stem (if applicable)
  • Emergency roadside assistance for three years from the date of purchase (towing, flat tire assistance, fuel delivery service, lockout service, jump start and winching/extraction)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensor removal and installation if required
  • TPMS reset if necessary
  • Waste tire disposal

In addition to the Premium Tire Installation Package, Sam’s Club also offers a Dually/RV Installation Package for $20 per wheel, NHS/non-DOT tire installation for $9.50 per wheel and trailer/specialty tire installation for $20 per wheel. One-time balance and rotation is also available for $3.88 per wheel if you’re a warehouse member who has purchased tires elsewhere.

What Free Tire Services are Available at Sam’s Club?

Sam’s Club Tire Center offers several no-charge services to active members including road hazard protection and lifetime tire repair

Road hazard protection applies to all tires purchased and installed at Sam’s Club. The protection expands the tire manufacturer’s warranty to include the pro-rated replacement of a damaged tire for four years from the date of purchase. Tires with 2/32nds or less tread remaining are excluded from road hazard protection. It’s important to note that you will be required to purchase the appropriate installation package for the replacement tire.

If your tire isn’t eligible for replacement, the no-charge lifetime tire repair may still cover it. This service includes wheel removal, tire inspection and damage analysis along with repair (if repairable), mounting, air pressure adjustment, balancing, a new valve system (if applicable) and wheel installation. Again, tires with 2/32nds or less tread remaining won’t be serviced.

Other free services include the following: Advertisement

  • Wiper blade installation
  • Balance and rotation
  • Balance only
  • Air pressure & tread depth check
  • 50-mile re-torque
  • Battery installation
  • Battery check

For more information on free services available for Sam’s Club tires (including road hazard protection and lifetime tire repair), be sure to visit the Tire Center’s website.

What Services Aren’t Offered at Sam’s Club?

While you’ll find great prices on tires and installation at Sam’s Club Tire Centers, there are a few services that you can’t get there.

Sam’s Club does not offer the following automotive services:

  • Oil change
  • Transmission flush and fill
  • Brake services
  • Radiator flushing
  • Tire alignment/realignment
  • Shocks/suspension
  • Body/chassis work or repair

Most notably, Sam’s Club doesn’t do alignments when you get new tires. You’ll need to factor this in if you’re thinking about purchasing tires from the warehouse.

Final Thoughts

Overall, Sam’s Club is a great place to consider buying your next set of tires. On average, Sam’s Club is one of the cheapest places to buy tires (second only to Walmart), and installation typically costs $20 per tire for most vehicles.

Sam’s Club members also have access to free services and extended manufacturer warranties including road hazard protection and lifetime tire repair. The following services are also available at no charge as long as you’re an active member: wiper blade installation, TIP balance and rotation, air pressure & tread depth check, 50-mile re-torque, battery installation and battery check.

Of course, Sam’s Club doesn’t offer tire alignment/realignment, so you will need to keep this in mind if you decide to buy tires from the warehouse. 

Before you make your final purchase, be sure to check online for available deals and promotions. To see the available selection of tires that fit your car, visit the website online and enter the year, make and model of your vehicle. Of course, you can also shop in-person at your nearest Sam’s Club Tire Center.

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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