Buying Discount Tires Online

If you have a need for a new set of tires and have been comparing prices, you have probably noticed that the price of the same tires can differ from ten dollars to a hundred dollars from one place to another. Considering the cost of delivery and installation, you can still save money if you can spot the right steep deal.

Start your tires search at is an online portal to tire retailers, online shops and warehouses. Online retailers in general tend to have less overhead and expenses so they are able to offer the same products you will find at your local store at lower prices. Even with the added cost of shipping and handling, online shopping can really save you some cash. Many people find that tire prices at online stores simply cannot be beat by local tire shops.

As an example of the kinds of online discounts, I recently did some comparison shopping for a new set of winter performance tires for a 2000 Nissan Maxima SE. In the northeastern United States and in other parts of the country, winter driving is often fraught with poor road conditions and real danger. I went about checking Goodyear tire prices both online and at a few tire stores near me. The best price I could find locally for the tires I wanted was $195.66 each or $782.64 for the set, with most places charging over $200 and as high as $225.99 per tire. The prices I was quoted from the local stores did not include balancing and mounting. Online, the best price I found for those same exact tires was $142 a piece. Shipping a set of four new tires to me would cost an additional $40.22, bringing the total to $608.22. As you can see, in my case, buying discount tires online would result in a savings of $174.42.

While the savings can be substantial as illustrated above, one should not automatically jump to the conclusion that you should buy discount tires online whenever you need new tires.

First, depending on where you live and availability of the tires you need, the savings could be less or nonexistent. Secondly, if you need new tires right away, buying tires online may not make sense. Delivery charges and other services such as tire mounting and balancing also add to the cost of your tires thus eating up savings. Lastly, local tire shops may be willing to haggle a little bit to win your business. For example, you might get free installation with tire purchase.

If you are looking for convenience and one-stop service, you may not wish to buy discount tires online. Regardless, start your research on is always a good choice.