Purchase Tires and Rims at Dealership?
Where have you been most successful getting the best deal?
Any experience in negotiating accessories would be appreciated.
Sep 28th, 2020 12:21 am
Sep 28th, 2020 3:15 am
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Sep 29th, 2020 9:26 am
Just get a quote, if you need more help DM me
Oct 8th, 2020 9:00 am
Oct 9th, 2020 12:37 am
Wow! Everything I wanted to know.hightech wrote: ↑ I went through this same point when I got my 2012 Camry back in Nov 2011. At the time, the car was redesigned and a few tire shops were not 100% sure of the bolt pattern for the steel rims. I ended up getting my tires and rims from them and overpaid for the purchase. In hindsight, I would have just bought the steel rims from them and got my tires from another place and saved myself about $200 on my tires. Keep in mind that although dealerships may match the price of the tire, they charge close to standard labour rates for the balancing and installation. As an example, you could be quoted by a reputable tire shop $150 for the tire and the install/balance/valve stem costs is $15 a tire. The dealership will charge you double this as their labour rate is much higher (just like how Canadian Tire charges crazy high prices for the install/balance as well).
My suggestion is to just negotiate hard with the service manager to see if they can give you a deal on the package. Just make sure you know what you are looking for so that they don't quote you for a Goodyear when you want a Michelin tire. Also, make sure you a hub centric or OEM type steel rim and not a multifit one. The latter will give you all sorts of vibrations and headaches and is not worth it. A good steel rim that is well cared for (excluding pothole damage) should give you at least 10 years of service. Notice that I suggested steel rims and not alloys for the following reasons:
- Steel rims are cheaper (about $60 a rim vs at least $250 for a decent alloy)
- Less prone to corrosion/pitting from salt and stones
- Keeps your brake components fully covered from road salt vs. an alloy rim that one can see their brake components between the spoke gaps. This helps with longer service life and fewer brake services (i.e. cleaning) or component replacement
- Purchasing a set of wheel covers to "pretty up the steelies" are relatively inexpensive and help to protect the steel rim.
From a fashion perspective, I am not sure how many people run steelies on their higher end vehicles (RX350, BMW, Benz, Acura, etc.)
Oct 9th, 2020 3:41 am
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Oct 11th, 2020 5:33 am
Oct 11th, 2020 12:49 pm
Maybe when there are sales and only if you're just buying tires.
Oct 11th, 2020 10:51 pm
What about the price at Costco?
Oct 12th, 2020 2:12 am
There's currently a sale going on at CanadianTire so it's going to be cheaper than Costco. A few months ago I purchased winter tires and had them installed at CanadianTire, I had no issues, so I plan on doing it again for wife's car.
Oct 18th, 2020 8:31 pm
Oct 18th, 2020 9:37 pm
Oct 18th, 2020 10:27 pm
Why would you buy them? You're supposed to get them to throw in as part of the package for free. It's called part of the negotiation.
Oct 18th, 2020 10:51 pm
Oct 19th, 2020 8:25 am
Oct 20th, 2020 1:53 pm
It doesn't make any difference for the buyer paying them after they're replaced, it does for the seller (or the bank) who is taking the car (and the tires on this case) as collateral.Gutty96 wrote: ↑ Just don't "purchase" them as part of the price of the vehicle. Nothing like financing tires that won't likely last as long as the loan, so you ware still "paying" for them after they are replaced.
Price them out, and compare vs the competition. IF they are the cheapest, buy them there, but pay for them separately.