Walmart Price & Service Comparison on Tires  
 

Walmart Price & Service Comparison on Tires

Are Walmart Prices Good?

Yes! We compared prices on tires at Walmart, Sears, Costco, Discount Tire and TireRack and they all were competitive.

Total:$161.99$161.00$154.81$162.00$161.00
Costco Walmart Sears Discount Tire Tire Rack
Tire Price $147.99 $161.00 $154.81 $146.00 $131.00
Shipping Free Free Free Free $15
Installation $14.00 Free Free $16.00 ~$15.00

Walmart online offers a helpful tire finder to match your vehicle with the best tires available in your price bracket. The selection is all similar in terms of tire ratings to the tires your vehicle came with. For my car, the their tire finder came up with more selection (5 tires) than a similar tire finder at TireRack.com, which only came up with 2. Walmart online offers free shipping to a Walmart near you and a small charge if you would prefer the tires shipped directly to your home.

Walmart offers a low cost installation service that includes great features including the mounting and installation, free new valve stem replacement if it turns out to be defective, a free lifetime balancing and rotation plan for every 6,000 miles, and a road hazard warranty to repair a damaged tire. If a tire is unrepairable they offer a free replacement tire if there is at least 75% of the tire left. After that the tire will be replaced on a prorated scale.

Walmart Tire Service Prices

Service Price
Tire Mount(Tires Purchased at Walmart) Free
Tire Rotation $2.50 per tire
Lifetime Balance $6.50 per tire
Flat Repair (if not covered by Road Hazard Warranty) $10.00 per tire



Tire Brands Found at Walmart

Of course over time Walmart may change the brands they carry, but currently Walmarts in the USA usually carry:

  • Bridgestone
  • Goodyear
  • Michelin
  • Dunlop
  • General
  • BFGoodrich
  • Firestone
  • Continental
  • Hankook
  • Kumho
  • Kelly
  • Uniroyal
  • Nexen
  • Pirelli

For most of the brands, they carry several lines. For example for Goodyear

Tire Class
Goodyear Eagle LS & LS2 All Season
Goodyear Eagle RS-A All Season - High Performance
Goodyear Eagle GT All Season - High Performance
Goodyear Integrity OE All Season
Goodyear Tracker 2 Light Truck All Season
Goodyear Wrangler Light Truck

Does Walmart have Online Specials?

Yes - Walmart has specials that are online only, so you pick your tires, and have them sent to your local Walmart for free, and have them mounted there (also free). Most tires listed on their website are Not Sold in Stores.



Author Notes:

David Parker contributes and publishes news editorial to http://www.buying-tires.com.  A top resource for tires, including articles with comparisons and company reviews.


 
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