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Old 11-09-2003, 01:00 PM   #1
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where can i get tires mounted and balanced cheap in the area? (willow grove/warminster to be specific)

everywhere i called so far is almost $20 per tire.
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Old 11-09-2003, 01:02 PM   #2
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you might want to try BJ's, Sears, Costco.....I think my uncle used BJ's and it was $40 for all 4 tires
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Old 11-09-2003, 01:27 PM   #3
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do you have to be a member at bj's and costco?
i just called sears and they said $25 each
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Old 11-09-2003, 04:35 PM   #4
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hey, that's a good question.....I'd think that you probably have to be a member to get it done...but maybe not. Call them and find out.....I'll try to find out from my uncle how he did it for $40....
in any case let us know if you find a place that does it for cheap.
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Old 11-09-2003, 07:21 PM   #5
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It will normally cost you a lot if you dont buy the tires or wheels from the company that mounts and balances them. So maybe you could consder buying the tires or whatever from them if you still have that option ... i saved about 20-30 bucks buying them from a local tire place but buying my tires from them.

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Old 11-09-2003, 07:34 PM   #6
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i already have them
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Old 11-09-2003, 09:09 PM   #7
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Costco will mount and balance for $10 per tire. Doesn't have to be bought from them. Not sure about the membership.
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Old 11-10-2003, 01:09 PM   #8
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McCarthy's Garage in West Conshohocken $10 a tire, balanced.

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Old 11-10-2003, 02:15 PM   #9
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Pep-Boys should only be like $9 a tire, plus like a dollar each for old tire disposal. That is aslong as they are the stock wheels, if they are not X the idea of pep-boys.
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Old 11-10-2003, 10:10 PM   #10
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Costco is $10/tire.

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Old 11-11-2003, 08:01 AM   #11
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Is the costco price of $10/tire for 17/18 inch wheels too?

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Old 11-20-2003, 08:46 PM   #12
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found someplace cheap near me (like less than 5 mins away ) - auto science in hatboro for $12/tire.

no bj's or costco around me and i'm not a member at either club anyway.
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Old 11-20-2003, 10:33 PM   #13
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Quote:
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Is the costco price of $10/tire for 17/18 inch wheels too?

- John
I've had 17" ones done.

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Old 11-21-2003, 12:02 AM   #14
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Walmart in Trooper PA (Trooper Rd, off Rt422) will mount and balance a tire for $7.50. And that includes free lifetime rotation and balancing. I work within walking distance, and I've had them mount various tires. All the tires I've had them deal with were tires that I brought in myself. They do a decent job.
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Old 12-05-2003, 01:49 PM   #15
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Just a n00bie question and I don't wanna start a new thread, how does one rotate an AWD car's tires... just like a FWD/RWD or what? I'm use to FR > BL, FL > BR, then rear tires just go front on their same sides.
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:31 AM   #16
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You can rotate your tires just like you did with your old cars, which is either the same-side fronts to rears, or a diagonal move from fronts to rears.
BUT, if you have directional tires, you will have to swap fronts to rears on the same side of the car.
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Old 12-06-2003, 02:40 AM   #17
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Costco in Union is only $6 per tire! Thankfully they were open and stayed open late to put the snows on for me - quite a few interesting experiences today on the STi summers, still not sure how I didn't damage something. My flexible flyer with soap on the rails had more friction on snow. (No I wasn't expecting them to be any good but also was only expecting an inch today and had already planned on putting snows on today.)
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Old 12-06-2003, 07:52 AM   #18
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Old 12-06-2003, 08:00 AM   #19
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Costco will also balance with crappy lip weights or inner rim weights at request. Plus they tend to be a lot faster because there isn't a huge wait list of ppl waiting to get their cars done, its CostCo after all and most ppl are there to shop.

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Old 12-06-2003, 12:23 PM   #20
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Actually Union Costco tire center was quite busy yesterday afternoon - I got there at 6:30 and got out at 10:00 (they close at 8:30). They had four stalls going until 9:00. The guy who was there wouldn't even accept the $40 tip I offered for staying so late to finish my tires, even after I pointed out that this was well after hours and I took the favor personally. I was in a real bind and no other shops had been opened when I got off work and they all would have charged >$25 a tire for mounting in that area. For the average car they have good tires at decent prices as well.

The weights that they use are actually non-marring. The guys there were very conscientous about my wheels and tires in the mounting and balancing. And they hand torqued them even checking with me as to the proper torque for the wheels. Plus they gave me bags for my summer tires to protect my interior.

I was hesitant about going there myself at first - but they did a great job IMO.
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Old 12-07-2003, 01:51 AM   #21
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thanks for the info... i plan on going there with ridinlow's wheels
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Old 12-07-2003, 01:53 AM   #22
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From what I've seen, bring someone with another car because your car might be there for a few hours. They do a good job though, especially for the price!
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Old 12-07-2003, 02:05 AM   #23
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check out tirerack as well. they refer shops that do good work.
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Old 12-07-2003, 02:11 AM   #24
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I used a TR referred shop for drop-off, installation, balancing and alignment on my WRX - they were good - but very expensive. For mounting and balancing I don't think they were any better than Costco though.

Lacking alternatives or knowledge about area shops though TR's list is a good source - as it proved to be for me on my WRX.
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Old 12-23-2003, 12:07 PM   #25
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any rec's in west chester PA area for mount & balance?
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