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Need advice on winter tires

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[OP]
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Oct 12, 2014
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North York, ON

Need advice on winter tires

Need some advice on getting winter tires + black wheels for a 2018 BMW X1 and locations to buy.

Don't know much about winter tires, so would appreciate the advice. Looking to get something before winter's over to save cost.
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Deal Guru
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Oct 5, 2008
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the problem you will find this late on the season is shop's don't have much stock yet.

For a shop in Toronto, Simply Tire.

http://simplytire.com/

Read some reviews here or online and check with your dealer as well, they may have winter tire packages for competitive prices.
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Feb 2, 2018
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What's the budget?

I've researched the bests in the past and here is the digest:
- Nokian: I've never heard anyone complaining about Nokians. Superbly rated in terms of grip on all surfaces. Design emphasis on lateral grip. Not as quiet and comfy as Michelin or Continental.
- Michelin: Great on ice. Not at good as the Nokians and Bridgestones in deep snow or slush. Great in terms of comfort and wear rate. Comes with a great mileage guarantee.
- Bridgestone: Great performance all round when new. Concerns with wear rate. The outer layer of super grippy material wears out making the tire less performant compared to competitors with time.
- Continental: I've heard good things about the tire. Comfortable and quiet, cheaper than the Michelins and Nokians.

You can buy the latter three just about anywhere. Nokians are rarer -you can find retailers on their webpage.
[OP]
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Oct 12, 2014
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North York, ON
I need wheels too. Are alloy wheels better than steel?

If I can get anything reasonably better than what the dealer is offer for a set of wheels + tires, I will be happy.
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Contact http://simplytire.com

Ask them what they can offer you fro rims & tires I have the Continental SI winter tires which are very good so I highly recommend them.

However you are very late to be buying winter tires/rims march is around the corner and temps will be warming up. if you cannot find a good deal/price now you may want to buy something next Fall and get a better deal and have more options.
[OP]
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Oct 12, 2014
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North York, ON
sickcars wrote: Contact http://simplytire.com

Ask them what they can offer you fro rims & tires I have the Continental SI winter tires which are very good so I highly recommend them.

However you are very late to be buying winter tires/rims march is around the corner and temps will be warming up. if you cannot find a good deal/price now you may want to buy something next Fall and get a better deal and have more options.
Thanks. Would you say Fall typically has better deals than March?
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yellowlight18 wrote: Thanks. Would you say Fall typically has better deals than March?
Fall will have far more selection.
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Nov 26, 2014
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yellowlight18 wrote: Thanks. Would you say Fall typically has better deals than March?
Well usually there's rebates that manufacturers give out in the fall if you purchase a set of 4.
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Usually in the fall SimplyTire does a group buy fro RedFlagDeals I got tires last year for a family member and we saved around $80 if I'm not mistaken. Also we had lots more selection since everybody had full stock of all rims/tires.
yellowlight18 wrote: Thanks. Would you say Fall typically has better deals than March?

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