Buying Tires probably doesn’t immediately come to mind when you think of Costco. Well, maybe it should. That’s because the warehouse club chain delivers members an exceptional tire-buying experience at its Costco Tire Centers across the country.
Also, the service doesn’t stop after the sale. Costco Tire Center has some great deals on maintenance, warranties, and anything else you could need after you leave the parking lot.
When it’s time to buy new tires, there’s no lack of places you could go, from warehouse clubs to online tire merchants to discount tire shops to independent retailers and more. However, only one consistently delivers the best shopping experience when it comes to purchasing, installation, and lifetime service.
Costco Tire Center Remains Competitive on Pricing
In a recent survey, Costco wasn’t necessarily the cheapest on pricing. But analysis of the data shows Costco tire prices are still competitive and customer satisfaction with the warehouse club is high. Savvy shoppers know that Costco discounts select brands of tires by $70 to $80 off during different times of the year. Additionally, to sweeten the savings, even more, they offer installation for just 1 penny per tire. That’s an additional savings of $60 right there!
Scheduling a Tire Appointment Is Easy
When you’re ready to schedule an appointment, you can do it right at the warehouse or you can do it online. The nice thing about making a Costco tire appointment is that you can get all your shopping done while the tire techs work on your vehicle!
Tire Installation Is a Cut Above the Rest
Most garages will inflate your tires with compressed air when they install them. But not Costco. The warehouse club uses nitrogen instead. “Nitrogen retains tire pressure better over time than compressed air, which can positively impact the life of your tires, as well as the fuel economy of your vehicle,” Costco notes online. In addition, Costco installs new rubber valve stems when they service your tires. Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) valve stems and accessories are available for an additional charge.
The 5-Year Road Hazard Warranty Protects Your Spending After Installation
The warehouse club has got you covered even after you leave the Costco Tire Center and hit the road. A five-year Road Hazard Warranty protects your wallet from treadwear damage and tire failure. That means Costco will repair or replace your tires if they’re damaged during standard legal vehicle operation. Of course, you’ve got to show your original receipt and keep up with standard maintenance like rotations, balancing, etc. for the warranty to apply.
Costco Tire Center Offers Free Lifetime Maintenance Services
When you purchase and get your tires installed at a Costco Tire Center, you also get a lot of freebie maintenance services thrown in for the life of the tires:
- Free lifetime inflation pressure checks
- Free flat repairs
- Free lifetime tire balancing
- Free tire rotations
However, it is worthy of note that Costco will not do alignments when you get new tires. So you’ve got to factor that in if you’re thinking about purchasing Costco tires.