I need all-season tires for my car. During my search for tires, I found a couple of things worth sharing and put together some Costco Tire Centre Tips.
Search for tires in-person AND online!
Costco’s website gave me a list of suggested tire makes/models for my car. Sadly, the website indicated that All-Season tires were unavailable. The next time I was at Costco, I checked with the Tire Centre desk and the rep found tires not listed on the Costco site. Therefore, don’t rely solely on Costco’s website for tires!
Costco had only two models of all-season tires for my car. One of the models were Michelin Defenders. Consumer Reports highly rates Defenders. In addition, the Defenders come with a 130,000 km tread warranty, which is the best I’ve seen.
Costco is selling the Defenders for $135/tire. Two competitors also sell the Defenders, but list them at $146/tire. A difference of $44.
Costco Tire Package
In addition, Costco will also install your tires for you @ an additional $20/tire. This package also includes free rotations, balancing, nitrogen inflation, flat repairs, and a road hazard warranty.
Below is an online quote for the same tires and similar maintenance package I received from a competitor.
Below is my actual quote from Costco. It’s a bit messy but the $580.40 includes the tire package(installation, rotation, etc.) and taxes. The -$130 is for a Michelin All-Season Promotion ending on October 31.
As you can see, compared with Costco the difference in price is nearly $200.
Monthly Tire Promotions
Costco often has tire sales. For example, in August 2021, if you bought 4 Bridgestone tires, you would receive $120 off. In September 2021, if you buy 4 Michelin All-Seasons, you’ll receive $130 off. For Michelin Winter Tires, it’s $100 off. Not bad!
Warranty and Service
Another thing that draws me to Costco is that scheduling future service should be pretty easy. I can book appointments online. And while I’m getting a tires installed or rotated, I can get the week’s groceries. Super convenient when compared with a regular tire shop.
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