I love these sites and think that if you have a little time and know what you’re looking. like to do your own research or have a firm recommendation from a friend, then you should buy your tires on-line.
But the blessing of an independent tire guy like me would be good. I work in the trenches and see’s the tires, not shiny and new and full of promises, but beat up and proven.
“Some tires sound really good, but suck! Others are hidden gems…I’m independent and don’t mind at all that you buy your tires online as long as you choose us to install them. I’ll tell you when a deal is to good to pass up”.
If you’re like me, planning for a vacation; Spending 8 hours online, researching the perfect hotel and coming up with a winner in the wee hours, only to find it’s a flea pit when you get there….maybe buying tires online is not for you.
But if you know you need a 215/55R17 Michelin Primacy MXV4, you’ll typically you’ll save 15-20% buying a brand name tire. Pay no sales tax and even with the shipping charges, the savings could be substantial.
At Kenwood Tire, we’ll seriously and happily install your new tires no matter where you bought them. But I think that most of the time you’ll come out ahead buying your tires locally.