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[Canadian Tire] Michelin - x-ice xi3 Winter Tires asst. sizing 215/60r16

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[Canadian Tire] Michelin - x-ice xi3 Winter Tires asst. sizing 215/60r16

Not much of a winter here in southern ontario / Toronto. Checking tire prices out of curiosity for next year cause the Dunlop Wintermaxx's I have SUCK.

At CT the Michelin x ice i3 for a very common 215/60r16 size is only $103.59 that uh.. pretty cheap I think right for Michelin's.

Edit, wow never made a popular thread before.

Some more notes :

UPDATE unshavenyak : "My local CT waived the $20 per tire fee if I bought the $8 per tire upgraded Road Hazard warranty. I re-upgrade this deal to hot. "

Comparison according to user unshavenyak

"Michelin X-Ice Xi3: 4 x $120.39 + 13% HST = $560.21
Mounting and Balancing: 4 x $20 + 13% HST = $90.40
Total for purchasing and mounting at Canadian Tire: $560.21 + $90.40 = $650.61

Now, compare that to a reputable tire retailer in Toronto:

Michelin X-Ice Xi3: 4 x $170 + 13% HST = $768.40
Mounting and Balancing: Included in the price
Michelin Winter Tire Rebate = $70
Total: $698.40
"

User alienmaster says good idea to try pricematching (-5%)with KAL TIRE, I can vouch for KAL Tire in Mississauga Stanfield rd, great mechanic Shawn there
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turtleh wrote: At CT the Michelin x ice i3 for a very common 215/60r16 size is only $103.59 that uh.. pretty cheap I think right for Michelin's.
Last time I check they charge $20 per tire for installation & balancing that kills the deal. Local shops tend to throw free installation when tire purchased from them.
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comp_freak wrote: Last time I check they charge $20 per tire for installation & balancing that kills the deal. Local shops tend to throw free installation when tire purchased from them.
Ah that's the catch.
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Cant you purchase and take to your local shop to swap?
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costco has the best deal for snows.
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comp_freak wrote: Last time I check they charge $20 per tire for installation & balancing that kills the deal. Local shops tend to throw free installation when tire purchased from them.
A local shop will not sell you tires for this price. The same tire is $150 at where RFD members buy a lot of tires from. Even after paying for installation CT will be less expensive.
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Debating if the Michelins are worth $200 more (4 tires) after tax than these.

Weathermaxx Q Arctic SUV Winter Tire from Walmart. They can't be twice as good?


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Redscott wrote: Debating if the Michelins are worth $200 more (4 tires) after tax than these.

Weathermaxx Q Arctic SUV Winter Tire from Walmart. They can't be twice as good?
I can't speak for the quality of weathermaxx tires, but twice as good is unlikely. This is not one of the times where twice as good is a simple answer. Problem is how you determine tires being twice as good. if your just talking about handling/traction mileage performances, than comparing the numbers, the michelins can't be twice as good. It kinda depends on how you weight the individual characteristics of a tire and how important the differences are for you.

For me, I would rather buy the michelins than the weathermaxx.
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dyalect wrote: costco has the best deal for snows.
Not on the clearance Michelins. The ones I am looking for are $130 compared to $175 at Costco.
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dyalect wrote: costco has the best deal for snows.
Need more details.

Same tire at Costco is $138 + $15 installation per tire. I know Costco will fix nails and such for free.. but at almost $30 more per tire.
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really debating on this one... my current winters are down to maybe a season or two left. a tire shop will install on rims for 40-60 bucks, this is a good deal. thanks, op.
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Redscott wrote: Debating if the Michelins are worth $200 more (4 tires) after tax than these.

Weathermaxx Q Arctic SUV Winter Tire from Walmart. They can't be twice as good?
I have no experience with the Weathermaxx, but I'd pay $200 more to potentially avoid an accident that may cost not twice, but probably 20x or 200x the price difference.
get what is cheap, not what you need :lol:
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bridgestone ws80 michelin xice and nokian tires are the only quality winters

i prefer nokians but they are also the most expensive . how much is an accident worth to you? its cheap insurance even if you are a perfect driver... too many careless people out there trying to collide with you

i would drive on nokians with 40% tread left before driving on new weathermaxx
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BB88 wrote: I have no experience with the Weathermaxx, but I'd pay $200 more to potentially avoid an accident that may cost not twice, but probably 20x or 200x the price difference.
Ok but your byline is "get what is cheap, not what you need :lol:"
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Redscott wrote: Debating if the Michelins are worth $200 more (4 tires) after tax than these.

Weathermaxx Q Arctic SUV Winter Tire from Walmart. They can't be twice as good?


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APA (Automobile Protection Association) - 2016 - 2017 Passenger Car, Minivan and Compact SUV Winter Tire Reviews

Edit: There is some confusion as to Weathermate and Weathermaxx being made by the same company so I've edited this post where I equated them as being the same/related. The APA list above is there, plus tons of actual tested tire reviews on reputable sites to help find a good winter tire for your budget. If I can't find the manufacturer, proper information, impartial reviews, or tests of a tire, I wouldn't consider it.

The Walmart Weathermate tires ranked dead last in the APA list with an "Avoid" rating.
Avoid
Weathermate
HW501
Price: N/A


Weathermate is a private label import from SuTong China Tire sold through Walmart. The tire design looks promising, but performance was awful in testing. Walmart also carries the Weathermaxx line, as well as some recognisable name-brand tires.
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I got the x-ice 3s from CT using discounted gift cards I bought at shoppers drug mart (10% off)...ct also had buy 2, get 2 free, if you bought discounted tire storage, plus winter tire rebate....(still waiting for the gift card, but it has been processed, last I checked).

Thrilled at the deal I got because I had already decided on these tires based on my research (reviews, customer satisfaction, etc.)

Have had them on for 4 months now. Still love them. Best purchase decision for my new Mazda 3. Just in time too...first major snowy winter in Vancouver in a long time!!

How do you put a price tag on peace of mind?
Priceless?
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Weathermates were cheap Chinese tires that Walmart Canada completely ditched.

Weathermaxx or rebranded Korean manufacture Nexen tires. the winter Weathermaxx ones at Walmart are these simply rebranded https://www.nexentireusa.com/tires/wint ... rd-ice-suv.

For $66 in my size I say it's not terrible and not the ones the APA reviewed.
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ertmanius wrote: I can't speak for the quality of weathermaxx tires, but twice as good is unlikely. This is not one of the times where twice as good is a simple answer. Problem is how you determine tires being twice as good. if your just talking about handling/traction mileage performances, than comparing the numbers, the michelins can't be twice as good. It kinda depends on how you weight the individual characteristics of a tire and how important the differences are for you.

For me, I would rather buy the michelins than the weathermaxx.
The Michelin tires were top rated in Consumer Reports a couple of years ago

I have the Michelins on a Camry and live in Barrie area
Most of my driving is local on snow covered, packed snow and/or ice
These tires were top rated for exactly those conditions AND they work
Great handling and control

Driving in heavy snow not so good but that seldom ever happens
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ktm07sx wrote: bridgestone ws80 michelin xice and nokian tires are the only quality winters
You forgot General Altimax Arctic (no i don't own a set but they're consistently rated #1 or #2)
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Redscott wrote: Weathermates were cheap Chinese tires that Walmart Canada completely ditched.

Weathermaxx or rebranded Korean manufacture Nexen tires. the winter Weathermaxx ones at Walmart are these simply rebranded https://www.nexentireusa.com/tires/wint ... rd-ice-suv.

For $66 in my size I say it's not terrible and not the ones the APA reviewed.
Thanks for the info. I've edited my post accordingly.

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