Fulltimer friends, how often do you guys change tires. What brand tires do you think is best, smooth and reliable? Any good tire discount or promotion going on? Any idea?
I've alays found NTB to be cheaper than Discount, plus they always run deals like buy 2 get 2 free or buy 3 get 1 free and Discount doesn't. Prices maybe like only $5 less than Discount, but anything's better than nothing with what we make driving.Discount Tire is fantastic. If you take it there just ask them and they will honestly tell you where you are with tires and get the road hazard warranty. I can not tell you how many nails in tires I have had them patch. They also have the best, or close to the best prices in town. If not discount tire Costco is pretty good. Just avoid places like Pep Boys.
Another thing to add is that with Discount you can go online, check all the reviews, and buy your tires online and make an appointment. You'll know the tires are in stock and won't have to wait in line. It was the only way I could get mom to go get new tires--I ordered them for her in Huntsville and told her it was a done deal. Otherwise she kept telling me not to spend my money (while she was driving around with bald tires). I have their credit card and at the time got $75 back plus some other discount for buying 4 at one time.I got mine today. Its been down to the indicators, so it wont pass any inspections that I need to have done this month. I settled on discount tire. If you buy a best rated tire you get a $100 visa card rebate. If you use a Discount tire credit card ( it took me 2 min to sign up ) an additional $60 visa relate card. I saved an additional $60 by waiting for the 4th of july sale. I think they have the same thing going on until the 5th. NTB has buy two get two, but you also have to buy an alignment. I am sure all the others have sales too.
Well done, you can make a Zilka cocktail with the scuz water you pull out of it. Bit off topic but I worked in global shipping for 15 years. One of the best run scams ever done involved used tires shipped to India. One guy, a pager and a pay phone managed to clear well over 1 mil USD with about three months work.I change my tires weekly with ones I find along the road.