I have a Ford 250 pick up truck. Since its a 3/4 ton truck, the tires are 10 ply. Cars and half ton trucks have 4 ply tires. I like everything about 10 ply tires except buying them. I needed new tires. I started shopping around and getting prices. While most drivers expect to pay $250-$400 per set of four tires, depending on their car or truck, I would expect to pay $1,000 to $1,200 per set. Sure enough, the top end lines were being priced at over $1200 per set. A medium 55,000 mile tire was costing, with warranty, about $1,079. When I asked what the price would be without the warranty, the cost fell to $879.........with no warranty! I kept shopping.
Rowlett has a brand new Discount Tire store. I decided to stop in. I have no personal friends that work there. I am not being paid, or getting a discount for advertising. My story is an arm's length deal. I didn't know a soul when I walked in. I have been there exactly twice........once when I got an estimate and this morning when I bought the tires. My price at Discount Tire was $789 for a 60,000 mile tire instead of a 55,000 mile tire, and with a warranty that was better than the warranty I didn't buy at another store.
I saved well over $250 on my tires and received better tires and warranty by purchasing my tires at the new Discount Tire just east of GBTW. If you're needing tires and you don't at least get a bid from them, you're probably making a mistake.