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Old 07-30-2021, 07:33 AM   #1
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Discount Tire for the Win (Again)

Our 2011 Honda Pilot tow vehicle is getting new shoes. Replacing the old Michelin Defender LTXs after 4 years and 93K miles of even, uneventful wear down to 4/32”.

I remarked on some UV cracking and was told that qualified for a prorated warranty credit of $38/tire. That’s $150 back on tires that had already exceeded the treadwear warranty by 13K miles! Needless to say we’re going with another set of the same, our third on this vehicle. Current price is only a few dollars more than four years ago.

I recommend Discount Tire, and I always enjoy working with Eric at the Show Low store.
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Old 07-30-2021, 07:47 AM   #2
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Discount tire has been our go to for years, their service is amazing. I never buy their warranties when we buy tires, but one time about 3 weeks after we bought a set, we ran over something and the tire could not be repaired so we needed to buy a new one.

When I took it in, they asked me if I had bought the warranty. When I said no, he said, would you like to buy it now. Absolutely...buying a warranty on 4 tires was much cheaper than buying one new tire out of pocket.
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:31 AM   #3
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I was happy with my local Discount Tire store for years.. but then I went to buy Carlise tires and they had to order them. I told them the actually weight of my camper and they tried to sell me tires they had in stock with weight rating under the actually trailer weight! When I pointed that out they downplayed it. I ordered the Carlie tires from them and told them I wanted them less than six months old. Then when my Carlise tires came in and one was older than six month. They said that had no control over the age of the tires they get.. so I said fine, put them on and add metal valve stems. Well they forgot the metal valve stems. That was the last time I went to that store.

The lesson is that the company is only as good as the employees and one or two bad employees can turn an otherwise good store into a bad one. So be sure to know what you need to know to get the right tires and don't trust any one person who tells you different.
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:37 AM   #4
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While I buy our Goodyear Endurance tires at a Goodyear store where I have traded for 35 years, Iíve bought the replacement tires for the Highlanders at Discount tire. I like their service and bought a set of Defenders to replace the original Latitudes last year. I noticed they used torque sticks on their impact wrenches. When I returned home I checked the lug nuts and found about 4 ft lbs variation all right around the book spec. I just had to true them up and set the inflation where I like it. It was winter, I wasnít towing so I drop a few lbs.for traction.

When we used to plane pond ice for speed skating we would drop the pressure on the Dodge 1 tons to 10-15 lbs especially on wet ice to be able to pull the planer without spinning out. Then drive a mile back to the shop real slow and air them back up.
Probably all old school. But when you were born in the first half of the last century itís what you get.
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Old 07-30-2021, 09:31 AM   #5
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Discount tire has no stores in the north east so I order online. I ordered a set of snows for my Honda in August. Tires arrived a few days later and I had a local shop put them on when I went in for inspection. The tires were dated May so no complaints there. A couple months later I checked and they were offering a rebate in the form of a credit card if you bought 4 tires. Of course the price of the tires had increased by the amount of the rebate.
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Before retirement my work paid for new snow tires every 3 years under health and safety.

Things have changed will have to check them out next time we need tires for our cars or trailer.
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I was happy with my local Discount Tire store for years.. but then I went to buy Carlise tires and they had to order them. I told them the actually weight of my camper and they tried to sell me tires they had in stock with weight rating under the actually trailer weight! When I pointed that out they downplayed it. I ordered the Carlie tires from them and told them I wanted them less than six months old. Then when my Carlise tires came in and one was older than six month. They said that had no control over the age of the tires they get.. so I said fine, put them on and add metal valve stems. Well they forgot the metal valve stems. That was the last time I went to that store.

The lesson is that the company is only as good as the employees and one or two bad employees can turn an otherwise good store into a bad one. So be sure to know what you need to know to get the right tires and don't trust any one person who tells you different.
I asked the group about NOS tires back in 2017, and it generated some good discussion... http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ire-79811.html. Cliff notes version is up to a year or so should not affect longevity, assuming they were properly stored.

I have learned to ask to inspect tires before installation, and I do check date of manufacture. I feel like you have a little more leverage before they are installed. I don't worry as much about tow vehicle tires because we wear them out long before they age out.

I agree the individual shop and its employees make a big difference, which is why I mentioned the location and the individual. Eric was the same person who gave me a discount back in 2017 for the NOS trailer tires.
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While I buy our Goodyear Endurance tires at a Goodyear store where I have traded for 35 years, I’ve bought the replacement tires for the Highlanders at Discount tire. I like their service and bought a set of Defenders to replace the original Latitudes last year. I noticed they used torque sticks on their impact wrenches. When I returned home I checked the lug nuts and found about 4 ft lbs variation all right around the book spec. I just had to true them up and set the inflation where I like it. It was winter, I wasn’t towing so I drop a few lbs.for traction.

When we used to plane pond ice for speed skating we would drop the pressure on the Dodge 1 tons to 10-15 lbs especially on wet ice to be able to pull the planer without spinning out. Then drive a mile back to the shop real slow and air them back up.
Probably all old school. But when you were born in the first half of the last century it’s what you get.
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Roger that; that old-school wisdom is an economic necessity!
Used to have a two-wheel drive "off-roadable" vehicle ('56 VW small-window Type I) that I could go just about anywhere with at 10 psi.


Re: Discount tire: in So.Calif., the same chain is "America's Tire", and is our go-to place. I have an appt. for Friday to get new Goodyear Endurance Tires on our Escape 17.

Edit: Our store here uses the impact gun to run the nuts in part way, then manual torque wrench tightens, then another employee checks it.


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Old 08-07-2021, 01:00 PM   #9
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Just had to replace a set of Goodyear ST's on our Camper, discount tire was only place that had them but had to order them, arrived in three days and the manufacture dat is Jun of 2021, no complaints! Oh extra they also have military discount!
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