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I bought a set of tires from discount tires recently and brought them to WalMart yesterday.
They charged $3.50 per tire for mounting and $2.50 per tire for valve stem and $7.50 per tire for life time balancing and rotation. I wonder whether it is worthy, if not I will go back and return.
Thanks.

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i purchase my tires from costco, and they give me free lifetime rotation and balance on the tires. just a thought

man, last time i went to WalMart to get an oil change, i asked them to rotate my tires. there was one person in line in front of me and it took over an hour and a half. never again.

Well, do they offer one-time balancing rather than life-time. If not, then you don't really have any other option but to pay because you must balance the newly mounted tires.

drjofis said: [Q]Well, do they offer one-time balancing rather than life-time. If not, then you don't really have any other option but to pay because you must balance the newly mounted tires.

You HAVE to buy it (the lifetime thing) if you want them to install your tire.

I believe Sam's Club has lifetime rotation and balancing when you purchase tires there, every 7500 miles. Sounds like it's worth the price of membership to me.

That should be free cause they are guaranteed a certain number of miles & the only way to do that is to rotate them reguarily (5000 mi)

the time in line in some WalMart's can be two to three hours. That is why I gave up on them.

Then that would mean they are charging you $54 to do all four tires?

That seems kind of high.

What do they mean by "lifetime balance and rotation"? How often can you come back to have your tires rotated and balanced?

If you think it's worth $30 to have them rotate your tires a couple of times per year till the tires gives out, then yes.
Now, if you would be willing and able to do it yourself, then no it's not worth it.

Just be sure to keep your paperwork since you didn't buy the tires there.
They could always try to say 'no rotate for you, we don't sell these tires' (or something alonge like that).

Yes, it helps with tire life and you don't end up having to replace 1 or 2 tires at a time due to wear.

You can get free tire rotations if you have a Monro shop around.

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Sears will balance and rotate free if purchased at Sears. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

I just got 4 new tires a couple weeks ago from them. They had the best over all price.

SallyFromMichigan said: [Q]Then that would mean they are charging you $54 to do all four tires?

That seems kind of high.


My friends told me WalMart is the cheapest place if you bring tires in.
Any other place you know cheaper?

jimmywalt said: [Q]Sears will balance and rotate free if purchased at Sears. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

I just got 4 new tires a couple weeks ago from them. They had the best over all price.

I actually tried Sears first and want to get the pricematch with Discount tire.
But the manager refused and stated that they only PM to local stores within 10 miles.

mdrollas said: [Q]drjofis said: [Q]Well, do they offer one-time balancing rather than life-time. If not, then you don't really have any other option but to pay because you must balance the newly mounted tires.

You HAVE to buy it (the lifetime thing) if you want them to install your tire.

So you can't choose the one-time rotation/balancing?

>>>> So you can't choose the one-time rotation/balancing?


I think you can, but the price difference between once and lifetime is less than $1.50/tire---the cost of one rotation (no balance) in the future....

coolpizza said: [Q]jimmywalt said: [Q]Sears will balance and rotate free if purchased at Sears. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

I just got 4 new tires a couple weeks ago from them. They had the best over all price.

I actually tried Sears first and want to get the pricematch with Discount tire.
But the manager refused and stated that they only PM to local stores within 10 miles.My Sears is the same way.

mdrollas said: [Q]drjofis said: [Q]Well, do they offer one-time balancing rather than life-time. If not, then you don't really have any other option but to pay because you must balance the newly mounted tires.

You HAVE to buy it (the lifetime thing) if you want them to install your tire.

This is not true, It is an option for the Lifetime Balance and Rotate. Look Again.

poison7FL said: [Q]mdrollas said:
You HAVE to buy it (the lifetime thing) if you want them to install your tire.

This is not true, It is an option for the Lifetime Balance and Rotate. Look Again.

I just got back from WalMart and the manager refused to do the adjustment.
He told me for tires not purchased at his store, there is ONLY this option!

I bought two tires for my cars at Big-O's. They told me although I only bought two tires from them, they would do balance and rotation on all four (although the guy did say it would work only at the store I bought the tires from) the next time I take the car in for balance and rotation. Plus, if you bring your car there for oil change, they balance and rotate your tires as well. I wonder if this is national (I am in No Cal).



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