Best place to buy tires?

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  1. Miss Critter

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    Mr. C's Chevy truck needs new tires. Who's got the best deal in our area - including Niceville, Freeport, Fort Walton and Panama City, in addition to Destin. Is Wal-Mart any good? Is it better to wait until January to buy? I know nothing about tires. Help!
     
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    I too am in need of new tires. After researching I am going to Sears in PC tomorow to get 4. I called Big Ten in Destin, priced Tirerack.com on line. Sears seems to have the best prices and are also offering a $70 rebate on the Michelins I am getting. Hope this helps.
     
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    Try Goodyear in Destin!

    Also, try Sam's Club in Ft.Walton!

    Have used both in the past, happy with both :D
     
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    We've had reasonably good experiences with the Sears at Santa Rosa Mall in Mary Esther.
     
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    Big 10 Tires, Destin (across from Destin Commons). They are quick with great customer service.
     
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    Firestone in PC has always done me right. They even drove me and Imy to a movie theatre and picked us up once when they had alot of work to do on my truck...
     
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    Buy on-line from tirerack.com and have them mounted locally. Delivery to your door in days.
     
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    Yep, that's what I did and went to the Oil Change place next to Papa John's in Destin.

    I use Home - Discount Tire Direct they have free shipping and will drop ship to that shop. They also offer a 3 year warranty and point out necessary things like new Tire Pressure Monitor Sensors.
     
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    Great folks and easy to work with.I have been going there for years(since it was Coram Tire).They repair/fix my flats for free.You will be in and out in a jiffy and with a thicker wallet.:D
     
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    Buy them at TireRack.com and have them shipped to a shop near you to be installed. Saved me lots of $$...

    Walmart is another good option...
     
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    Thanks, everyone! I really appreciate your input. :wave: Tires are a fairly pricey item, so I'd like to go somewhere where I know we'll have a good experience. Looks like I've got several good options. Thanks!!
     
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    What size do u need?
     
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    Goodyear store in Freeport, local owned. Best deal on tires plus install I've found any place in the area.
     
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    Here is a video from ABC news about aged tires being passed off as brand new ~ very interesting! Aged Tires: A Driving Hazard? - ABC News

    I of course immediately went outside after watching this video the first time to check my tires that I purchased in 2008. 3 of the 4 tires I bought were manufactured in 2006. They were purchased at the Sears - Santa Rosa Mall.

    Just make sure to check your tire dates before they put them on your car.
     
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    Do a google search about buying tires from Walmart or Sam's Club before you do it. Buyer beware.

    Checking the date on the tires is very important. Some folks have cheaper tires because they buy a million at a shot and then take 4 years to sell them all meaning some people get old brand new tires that have already started to rot.
     
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    Tire Rack's prices are often low enough that you save over buying locally, even though you've got to pay separately for mounting and balancing.

    They also have local affiliates where you can have your tires drop shipped for installation. Check their web site. I used a shop in PC several years back - bought the tires online, drop shipped, installed in PC. Painless and simple.

    You can get the tires you want, too, not whatever the tire store has in stock and wants to unload on you.

    I'm a fan.
     

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