If you're thinking about new tires and wheels, you might find the best way to purchase them is in a package deal. And, there are many ways to find tire and wheel packages, you can call around to your local tire stores, check with big namebrand manufacturers, or shop from the convenience of your own home on the Internet.
Of course, just about everything available at your downtown store, is available on the net, and there's a good chance you're going to find your wheel and tire package for less. Online advertisers don't have an extensive inventory sitting around for consumers to peruse the tire and wheel package in person. This often allows them to offer you a package less expensively than a local store, even when you've added in shipping.
Enter in a general type of tire and wheel package, and you're liable to get hundreds of results. Weeding through those results to find the package which best suits your budget and your vehicle can take a bit of time, but once you know exactly which tire and wheel package you're looking for, enter the phrase directly into the search engine, and you'll probably weed out a lot of irrelevant material. If you're not sure of the package you need, take the time to browse the packages available for your vehicle at different web sites and different prices. Eventually you'll find a tire and wheel package that not only fits your budget but also gives you the look you've dreamed of.
One of the nice things about tire and wheel packages is the wheels and tires will come fully mounted and balanced. You'll just remove your wheels, just like you would as if you had a flat, and re-install the new tires and wheels. Sounds pretty easy, and possibly a lot easier than running down to the tire store, purchasing something you can't afford, and then paying someone else to mount, balance and install them. Believe it or not, you're likely to find a package, including balancing and mounting, for less money than you would purchase the tires and rims separately.
In summary, the main advantage of buying tire and wheel packages is that you get one all-inclusive price including the mounting and balancing of your tires. Since this package results in a bigger sale for the merchant it often translates into a lower end price for you.
Your only extra cost might be in taking off the old wheels and putting on the new ones, but this is a job you might want to do yourself. If you purchase the pak locally you might have one price include everything.
The drawbacks to a package deal is that you may have to accept a certain brand of tire to get the wheel you want, or vice versa, because that dealer only has one or the other. This may or may not be a big issue for you.
If you make a local purchase, you might be able to get the dealer to take your old wheels in on trade for a further discount. After all, once you've made a change of wheels, what are you going to do with the old ones?
So before purchasing tires and wheels separately, look into purchasing them as a package deal and avoid the cost of mounting and balancing after your purchase. Perhaps you still might prefer to purchase locally but especially if you're just getting started in the process, there's no better way than to start seeing what's available via the internet from the comfort of your own home.
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