Best Jeep Wrangler Tire Pricing
Posted by LOTGK on May 8, 2013
My Jeep Wrangler needed new tires and I visited the usual suspects (Tire Dealers) in the area. My first stop was at Sears Automotive. I was looking for the standard Jeep tire, 15 inch, 235 size. The salesman started to show me the new wheels he just got in. I let him go on for a few minutes and finally asked about the tires, (Those little round black things that look like donuts)
He went to his computer, pecked a few keys, swooshed the mouse a few times and stated, “We have a special today, all four tires mounted and balanced for only $890.00. I asked if the wheels came with that quote! He replied, no, just the tires. I said thank you but I will continue my search. As I was walking toward the door he actually said, you are wasting your time, the best price is right here. I continued walking to the exit door.
My next stop was Pep Boys on Southern Blvd and Route 224. They were busy so I kindly waited my turn. The salesman at the counter yelled next (which was me) and I proceeded to tell him the tires I needed. He said I was in luck for they were having a sale today, (Heard that one before) and if I bought three tires I would get one free. I asked for a total out the door price. It was $776.00 and a three hour wait. I thanked him and said I will look elsewhere. again, I heard the same boast, You won’t find a better price anywhere better than here. I continued to walk to the exit.
Finally I made my way to B&R Wholesale tire on Meridian Road in Youngstown. I walked in and the counter salesman asked what he could do for me today. I told him I needed 4 Jeep wrangler tires. He said he would be right back. He went to the back room and a minute later had a Wrangler tire for me to look at. He said the price was $448.00 out the door for set. He also said he was an hour behind but would get to me as soon as he could. I accepted.
In less than an hour my Jeep was pulled in to the service bay and my tires mounted and balanced. Th salesman took my charge card and thanked me for letting B&R be my tire company.
And yes, I went back to Sears later than day to show him a copy of my receipt for tires that were half the cost he wanted to gouge me with. He didn’t want to talk tires, or wheels, or even the weather with me. Imagine that.
LURKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL