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Canucks3322
Can anyone tell me why Walmart only charges 13.50 per corner for mount and balance?????? While others in the city...including our own sponsors charge at least $100????? Is there something I'm missing???
Eleanor
Mexicans? :dunno:
bulaian
Walmart wont do rims 18 inch or bigger and won't mount tires less than a 50 or 45 series.
GQBalla
what sponser charges $100.,...????
chkolny541
Originally posted by GQBalla
what sponser charges $100.,...????



for a 35" wheel?

EK 2.0
Originally posted by Canucks3322

Can anyone tell me why Walmart only charges 13.50 per corner for mount and balance?????? While others in the city...including our own sponsors charge at least $100????? Is there something I'm missing???





Having worked in the wheel and tire industry for a while...

The equipment used, the weights used, the experience in higher end wheels, larger sizes...I am sure if you took Steelies to Bob they would charge you far less than that of an Alloy....

All my wheel and tires mounting and balancing needs go to Tirebob and the boys at Urban X...including steelies...Because of the care and attention to detail he and his staff take in making sure my money spent is taken care of...

n1zm0
whhhaat since when has it been 100$ per corner, you must be talking about 17 inch and up? i remember when i worked for a dealership, we charged 90$ or so for anything 17 inch and up maybe some extra on top of that if you ran 40 series and below, 16 inch and below was about 40$ and before that it was 10$ per tire when i had my first car :nut: (i have had access to mount my own tires for almost 4.5 years now, kinda forgot the prices.)
HHURICANE1
The going rate at most shops is $25 per corner, not $100. If anyone is charging $100 expect them to be out of business soon. As to Wal-mart they hire 15 year old goofs who lose or steal your hub caps and scratch the hell out of your wheels.
alloroc
Originally posted by HHURICANE1
The going rate at most shops is $25 per corner, not $100. If anyone is charging $100 expect them to be out of business soon. As to Wal-mart they hire 15 year old...

Originally posted by Eleanor
Mexicans? :dunno:

....

goofs who lose or steal your hub caps and scratch the hell out of your wheels.



fixed

richardchan2002
Pretty sure the OP meant the $100 for 4 tires quoted by the sponsor, versus Walmart's $13.50 per tire.

If you care about your wheels then pay the extra $$$. If they're garbage wheels or steelies then take them to Walmart.
banned3x
Originally posted by Eleanor
Mexicans? :dunno:



true it was in the news that 85% of walmart employees are illegal aliens. ill look for a link

Canucks3322
Oh geez....obviously I meant $100 for all four corners...:nut: ...anyways, good to know that Walmart only does 17 and under cuz my Murano tires are 18inch...FUCK!....they are the stock Murano rims so I really couldn't give 2 shits about them but will they still do 18's and just charge a bit more, I don't understand why it costs more the bigger the rim.
civic_stylez
If you look at hourly shop rates (most are $100/hr) its easy to see how a set of tires to be mounted and balanced can run $100+/hr. Especially if they are run flats. Add in weights and other shop supplies, $100.00 isnt too bad.
quiksilver
They are charging lower prices because they want to take a couple hours doing your car, while you go in the store and shop while you wait.
funkedelic2
Originally posted by civic_stylez
If you look at hourly shop rates (most are $100/hr) its easy to see how a set of tires to be mounted and balanced can run $100+/hr. Especially if they are run flats. Add in weights and other shop supplies, $100.00 isnt too bad.



are you trying to induce seizures with your sig

Canucks3322
Originally posted by quiksilver
They are charging lower prices because they want to take a couple hours doing your car, while you go in the store and shop while you wait.



I guess that's a good explanation.

bourge73
Cause they hire fuckin tools. They also wont do any low profile tire, but the last time my GF went they charged her $5.00 a tire to install them unreal I couldnt believe it.
sillysod
I bought my last tires from TireBob and their tire machine is second to none.

I always had balancing issues on my car whenever i would drive over 150km/h, (my car ALWAYS went to Kal Tire), well needless to say that is totally gone. My A4 feels a lot smoother on the highway and even over 200km/h it is perfectly smooth.

The winters on my wifes Passat are on factory alloys that have curb rash etc. Those are perfect for Walmart installation, but good wheels and tires should always be installed and balanced on a good machine.
shin0bi
My A4 feels a lot smoother on the highway and even over 200km/h it is perfectly smooth.



On the track, right? ;)

Thaco
Originally posted by Canucks3322
Can anyone tell me why Walmart only charges 13.50 per corner for mount and balance?????? While others in the city...including our own sponsors charge at least $100????? Is there something I'm missing???

because you can never get it in to walmart, you have to drop your car off first thing in the morning with no appointment and pray their shop bitch shows up for work so it actually gets done.

sillysod
Originally posted by shin0bi


On the track, right? ;)



of course....

the track between grande prairie and whitecourt....

Canucks3322
So.....I just want some used tires I'm buying off here to switch over on my stock Muranos and I can definitely leave my vehicle at Walmart in the morning before I go to work and come back after work no problem...so Walmart is the best bet...
tirebob
One of the reasons I charge more than walmart is definitely the cost associated with my equipment. While most tire stores will spend between 3k to 6k on an average tire changer, and not much more for the average balancer, my equipment costs $50k, and the upkeep on this type of equipment is more. Also, my employee's are paid according to their skill level... Not just cheap and dirty employee's that come and go every few months are not the guys you want to work on your valuable wheels/tires.

This type of equipment and employee's mean the job is done properly and without damage. I cannot tell you how often people bring their stuff to me to fix the issues the cheap places create. We are specialists, and believe it or not, tires and wheels is a specialty field. There is a lot more to it than a bigbox grocery store can do properly...
5oarer
ive been working at the costco tire center for 3 years
when i started it was 11$ per tire intstaled.

all costco changed a week ago changed to 15$ a tire that price should be around for a few years now

pretty low but ya the tire centers at all costco loose money but costco make money on people when they are waiting and they go shopping and stuff



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