Picked up 3 new tires for my car
I have always felt I get screwed when it comes to maintaining on my car. This is in large part to my own ignorance.
So when I decided I couldn't put off getting new tires any longer I thought I was going to do some serious comparative shopping for my new tires.
I checked out BJs, The Tire Rack, and Super Walmart and ultimately went to Walmart getting 3 new tires. The 4th tire was replaced not too long ago and look like it would be good for a long time - we will see if that was the right decision.
Here is a line item breakdown of the Walmart fees:
|(2) Goodyear tires @ $48.74||$97.48|
|(1) X-trac tire @ $30.00||$30.00|
|(3) Valve stems @ $1.75||$5.25|
|(3) Mounting, installation, balance @ $8.01||$24.03|
|(3) Tire Disposal fee @ $0.70||$2.10|
|State Sales Tax (tires, valves) @ $132.73||$9.29|
|2% scrap fee on tires @ $127.48||$2.55|
I don't know if I got a great deal, but I don't feel like I got screwed like I usually do. How do all these fees compare to my previous tire purchases?
I dug out my previous tire work receipts and compared the fees.
|Store||Valve Stem||Tire Disposal||Balance|
|Atlantic Tire (3/03)||$2.50||$1.50||$15.00|
*Walmart mounting & install package also came with free rotation and road hazard (which I believe means if I put a nail in the tire they will plug it for free).
Walmart end up with the cheapest fees compared to all my previous tire purchases.
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