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Shopping for all season tires help (2015 Honda Accord - 215/55R17)

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Nov 3, 2014
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Shopping for all season tires help (2015 Honda Accord - 215/55R17)

My local Costco quoted me $940 total (tax/installation included) for a set of Michelin Defenders. I have used Michelin X-Ice for many winters and they have done a very good job, but I was wondering if anyone knows of some good tire shops I should also look into that may have a better deal for all seasons. Make of the tire doesn't really matter as long as it is reliable.

Any insight/opinion is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Oct 3, 2017
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Personally I find high mileage treadwear tires like Michelin Defender ride hard as rocks and I can't stand the ride.
On the other hand if you are doing super high mileage every year maybe the high mileage wear would be important. I also find high mileage tires offer less wet weather capability and braking compared to lower mileage tires. I'm referring to decent brands for lower mileage. Most are sporty but perfect for regular cars.

Good lower mileage tires have made my ride feel like I had the suspension upgraded and ride a lot softer compared to Defender type tires.

As to price Costco has the best after sales service in terms of warranty and early wear out issues.
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Personally I find high mileage treadwear tires like Michelin Defender ride hard as rocks and I can't stand the ride.
On the other hand if you are doing super high mileage every year maybe the high mileage wear would be important. I also find high mileage tires offer less wet weather capability and braking compared to lower mileage tires. I'm referring to decent brands for lower mileage. Most are sporty but perfect for regular cars.

Good lower mileage tires have made my ride feel like I had the suspension upgraded and ride a lot softer compared to Defender type tires.

As to price Costco has the best after sales service in terms of warranty and early wear out issues.
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Nov 3, 2014
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Stoney Creek, ON
I drive close to 30000km a year on average so I am definitely looking for more of the high mileage treadwear type of tires. I do agree that during the first year of driving with them the ride is very firm.

The Costco tire center I went to had very limited choice, but will more than likely give me some peace of mind with their warranty and other policies if I purchase and have them installed from them. Reading your post has definitely made the lower mileage tires sound pretty good though lol So I will do some inquring on those as well. Thanks, George613.
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I've had Defender T+H on my car for a year now and they're perfectly comfortable.

But I think the opposite is true: as tire performance increases, ride quality decreases.

OP, check out the Simply Tire website for more tire options and prices.
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Nov 3, 2014
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I completely forgot about Simply Tire. Thank you, derass. Nice to read the Defenders are treating you well.
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Just bought Pirellis P7 at Costo, really liked the upgrade in road comfort and noise. I only used motomaster tires before. $770-80 gift card. Check out https://tires.costco.ca, they have the same price as the warehouse.
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Chandlerparsons wrote: Just bought Pirellis P7 at Costo, really liked the upgrade in road comfort and noise. I only used motomaster tires before. $770-80 gift card. Check out https://tires.costco.ca, they have the same price as the warehouse.
+1 for the Pirelli P7 A/S. Great improvement over our OEM tires
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ThomasHunter wrote: My local Costco quoted me $940 total (tax/installation included) for a set of Michelin Defenders. I have used Michelin X-Ice for many winters and they have done a very good job, but I was wondering if anyone knows of some good tire shops I should also look into that may have a better deal for all seasons. Make of the tire doesn't really matter as long as it is reliable.

Any insight/opinion is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Not familiar with shops near your location, Stoney Creek. Try Tires23 in Mississauga? if it's not too far for you.
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