View Full Version : I need new tires...advice?
10-14-2009, 03:26 PM
I've never bought tires before but every time it rains I nearly wreck my car because it skids everywhere :crap: It's an 04 Hyundai Accent so the tires are fairly small to begin with, and the treads are pretty worn down. I have no idea what to even look for or where to go. My dad bought tires for my first car when I was like 17 but he got em from Walmart. I don't want junk tires but I don't need really expensive ones either. I just need some that will handle well in the rain/snow. Any advice?
10-14-2009, 04:36 PM
you have 13" tires currently?
i suggest ordering from discount tire direct, great company, you can get tire replacement warrantys for the tires for like 15 each extra per tire, its for like 3 yrs. one of mine blew out and they shipped out a new tire no questions asked.
free shipping and they're pretty quick too. just search your year and make/model and find a tire you like/can afford.
10-14-2009, 04:36 PM
hell if u want, just order a new set of rims/tires and they'll mount/balance them for you and u get them and just bolt them on haha
10-14-2009, 05:20 PM
I'd prefer to buy local so I don't have to go through the hassle of having them shipped to me, then pay someone else to put them on.
10-14-2009, 05:22 PM
Actually...I have a Discount Tire store near me :)
So I could still buy from them, but actually in the store.
They've got a set of Michelin tires that are rated "best" for my car. 55$ each, but then theres a 70$ mail in rebate when you buy 4, so I would get 4 for 150$ plus tax. Not a bad deal
10-14-2009, 05:27 PM
buy your tires on tirerack.com. i worked at aa tire shop for over a year and tirerack was always way cheaper.
10-14-2009, 05:30 PM
150's a whole hell of alot cheaper than my 125 a tire **** **** suv
10-14-2009, 05:32 PM
Hehe, it's because my tires are like the size of tractor tires.
These are the ones I was talking about:
10-14-2009, 05:35 PM
$215 a tire on my car :crap:
$45 a tire
10-14-2009, 05:41 PM
for a standard all season i like kelly navigator gold
10-14-2009, 05:45 PM
$50 a tire, holy crap, I started out paying about $125 per. Must be nice (I have always had low-profile tires).
My last set of tires were Yokohama's and they were almost $200 a piece, but they were definitely worth their price in gold as far as traction and handling goes.
10-14-2009, 08:41 PM
told you, discoutn tire is the ****!!!!!!!!
10-14-2009, 08:51 PM
i like the fusion tires. either zri or hri
10-14-2009, 11:23 PM
i have sunny tires on my truck, they do a good job, better than the stock by a lot, i still slide though bc i drive an s10 so it ***** bc the backend is so light.
10-15-2009, 08:15 AM
I think I'm going to go with the Michelin tires. That rebate expires in 2 days, so if I hurry I can get a set of ($55 each) tires for only $37.50 each, and they have pretty good reviews :)
10-15-2009, 12:11 PM
thats cheap... Mine are usually 75 a tire, mounted, for 30,000 mile tires.. I would order them though. Thats dam cheap. Donno how much it is exactly to get them mounted
10-15-2009, 01:48 PM
Well I just checked how much it will be out the door...it's like around $320 for all 4 tires, plus mounting them, plus disposing of the old tires, plus tax, etc.
But then there's the $70 mail in rebate, so it ends up being about $250 for all 4 tires mounted...that a good price? These are 80,000 mile tires btw...