Gearhead Deals : A Tire Package For The Long Haul

Warm weather allows for a treasure trove of savings for those who plan ahead on maintenance.

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Tire deals tend to spring forth during national holidays. However, it looks like there is one unusual deal out there right now that will allow you to do a price match, and then deduct an extra $150 in savings on top of that low price. 

This is how it works for those of you who have a Discount Tire nearby. 

First go to this site and see whether your car can get $100 off a set of four tires from Hankook. You will have to type in today's date and then scroll down for the right tire size and type.

From there go to the Discount Tire web site and figure out their current price for that tire. The good news is Discount Tire does price match online prices of other competitors once you add their shipping cost.  So Google the name and size of your tire, and then go to the 'Shopping' section on Google to see which online competitor offers the cheapest deal. 

Finally, if you use a Discount Tire credit card and set it to automatic payment, you can get an additional $50 off without any fear of a late fee or interest. 

This deal will net you about half-price on a solid set of tires that should last another 50,000 to 80,000 miles. My out the door price on a set of 16 inch Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 tires came to only $179 out the door once you accounted for the two discounts and the price match. That's over half-off what you can typically expect by just showing up somewhere else without a game plan.    

Author's Disclosure: I own a car dealership and have to buy commercial tires all the time. However, this deal is one that got pointed out to me by one of my customers, and it turns out that this yields an even cheaper price on better tires. If you have a car worth keeping that has low tire tread, this is a fantastic deal.