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Old 4/18/17, 03:54 PM   #1
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New tires...mount and balance costs?

I've got a 2015 Ecoboost with the optional 20s. I had to order a set of 275/35/20 Firehawk Indy 500s from Tire Rack since it looks like everybody under the sun around here can't order them at the moment...but my local dealership quoted me at $120 out the door for dismount/disposal, TPMS, mount and balance of the new tires on to my wheels, etc. Probably could have gotten a cheaper quote if I could have bought the tires from them...they were going to price match

Doing price comparisons through Tire Rack for 26505...the average range was about $105-$150 due to all sorts of listing technicalities like upcharges for being low profile 35 series tires for example. What do you guys think of the dealer quote and what've you paid in the past for similar services?

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Old 4/18/17, 06:19 PM   #2
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Doesn't seem outrageous to me.
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Around central Florida it is about $10.00 to 15.00 Dollars per tire. $20.00 if they are super low profile.
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check discount tire??
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That's right in the sweet spot of the prices I was quoted in my area of the south for low profile tires. Discount Tire came in with the best price, and they have the latest touchless technology. My local dealer didn't even get close to DT's quote. You did fine.
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Sounds about right to me!
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Old 4/19/17, 04:45 PM   #7
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It looks like it all depends on what part of the country you live.. I am in East Tennessee and paid $15-20 per wheel last summer.
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I'd be around $80 ($20 each) at my local car tire installer that treats me extremely well. $120 is certainly reasonable for not buying your tires there, especially at a dealership. Just make sure their 'minimum wage' guy isn't doing the installing and marking up those expensive rims.
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I'd be around $80 ($20 each) at my local car tire installer that treats me extremely well. $120 is certainly reasonable for not buying your tires there, especially at a dealership. Just make sure their 'minimum wage' guy isn't doing the installing and marking up those expensive rims.
+1 on this. They can sure screw it up in a big hurry. Cost me about $135 to get the one wheel fixed. But you know..."Not their fault."
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+1 on this. They can sure screw it up in a big hurry. Cost me about $135 to get the one wheel fixed. But you know..."Not their fault."
Even an experienced shop can screw it up. I had my last set of tires mounted at my local speed shop and the wheel slipped in the machine, denting up my trim ring, which I can't find a replacement for or a place to fix it.

It happens, but the shop was good for it. They offered to have it fixed/replaced if I could find a place to do it, and when I told them 'no, it's ok i don't care that much about it, it's not that noticeable', they offered a 10% discount on my upcoming engine work. Being cams, long tubes, FRPP intake, and dyno tune, that discount made a pretty **** good dent in the bill!
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Even an experienced shop can screw it up. I had my last set of tires mounted at my local speed shop and the wheel slipped in the machine, denting up my trim ring, which I can't find a replacement for or a place to fix it.

It happens, but the shop was good for it. They offered to have it fixed/replaced if I could find a place to do it, and when I told them 'no, it's ok i don't care that much about it, it's not that noticeable', they offered a 10% discount on my upcoming engine work. Being cams, long tubes, FRPP intake, and dyno tune, that discount made a pretty **** good dent in the bill!
At least they were good about it! Mine they just had a by the way had a problem, but we are not responsible attitude and would not do anything. Won't be going back there.
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