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4 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ Tires from Canadian Tire

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  • Feb 9th, 2018 10:58 am
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4 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ Tires from Canadian Tire

Hi guys,

I just purchased 4 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ Tires from Canadian Tire (CT) for $618.29 (tax included) for my 2011 Corolla S. Was originally going to purchase and get them installed at Costco but prices for the tires were cheaper at CT. Is there anything I need to check for when I pick up my tires from the store? Also I was planning on taking the tires to my mechanic shop and getting them installed instead of CT. Any thoughts?

Thanks
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Check date code (DOT)
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What is considered a bad date code? Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question!
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tt1688 wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2018 12:21 pm
What is considered a bad date code? Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question!
I suppose 1-2 years isn't that bad but fresher the better of course.

From the last 4 digits, the first two are the manufacturing week and the last two are the year.
EG: 1217 would be 12th week of 2017 etc
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It's only a 2 year old tire so it should be ok.
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tt1688 wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2018 11:57 am
Also I was planning on taking the tires to my mechanic shop and getting them installed instead of CT. Any thoughts?
Some CT stores balance & mount tires free purchased there, other CT franchises charge for balancing. Might be worth it either way to have the tire warranty. Keep an eye on the install, be sure they don't put the lug nuts on with an impact gun set to 140psi and your good.
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Are you running these in the winter?
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Supercooled wrote:
Jan 29th, 2018 7:56 am
Are you running these in the winter?
Yes, decided to get brand new all seasons instead of winter tires
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poonpower wrote:
Feb 8th, 2018 11:29 am
Oh, so you're one of those people
Yep! We will be getting a new car soon so wasn't worth it to get winter tires anyways.

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