Usually they'll ship them directly to the store of your choice, who then has installation and balancing fees. It worked out pretty well last time I did it. They'll show installers they work with in your area. Get an idea of the fees doing it that way vs ordering through a local tire store.Thanks
If I buy from Tire Rack do they ship to me & then I have to pay someone to put them on?
47,000 mile on the stock tires is very good mileage. You must do a good job of checking your pressure and rotating your tires. If you don't mind me asking, where do you live? We have 937 local Discount tire stores along with our online division. We would love to have the opportunity to earn your business.Have 47,000 on the orginal Continental Tires. Great tires I think for both ride and handling but expensive. Any thoughts about best tires to replace?
I found one thing when replacing tires: The tires on your car are there for a reason. Chevy spent lots of time and money choosing those tires be it for performance/ MPG etc. .I have a 2012 Eco and I replaced my fuel max tires for Good year triple treads only because of what I have heard about the fuel maxs and snow handling. After installing the TTs the characteristics of the car changed dramatically and I could not stand the car anymore so after about a month I traded the TTs in on a new set of Fuel Maxs and the car was back to normal again.
What I mentioned previously about my car had me doubting changing my fuel Max tires with a set or Bridge stone Ecopias that were on sale for a good price. Granted both tires I am talking about, are "Eco style" tires so it probably wouldn't make much difference
Now the Eco is probably a much more sensitive handling trim than the 2LT but that was just my experience and not to say you cant replace the Continentals with others and have a car whose ride you enjoy. Just a consideration! Good luck and I hope you find a good set of tires for you as lots of people don't have "factory" tires on their cars and Your experience may be totally different.
That is exactly the same reason and thinking I used when I had to replace 2 FR710s. When I bought the car it had 2 new FR710's on the front, and the rear's were considerably worn but not worn enough to have the dealership replace them. I didn't feel like 4 new tires of a "upgraded replacement" so I just bought 2 FR710's. Honestly I like the way they ride and handle. But I mainly drive on the interstate. My OCD wouldn't allow me to have 2 different types of tires on the car lol.I found one thing when replacing tires: The tires on your car are there for a reason. Chevy spent lots of time and money choosing those tires be it for performance/ MPG etc. .
That's probably true for the eco. I believe Chevy spent time sourcing an affordable tire that met the requirements of the eco. However, for many of the Cruze trims, I don't think they put that much thought into it.Chevy spent lots of time and money choosing those tires be it for performance/ MPG etc. I have a 2012 Eco...
I should have added that for the eco it might be more difficult to find tires that make a big difference because the stock tires are already match the design of the car quite well.That's probably true for the eco. I believe Chevy spent time sourcing an affordable tire that met the requirements of the eco. However, for many of the Cruze trims, I don't think they put that much thought into it.
I like what Tire Rack wrote on their test review for the Firestone FR710, which is what came with my Cruze.
"...for most drivers a tire that offers a blend of good traction, comfortable ride and reasonable treadlife is a good fit. This is basic transportation after all, so purchase price is a consideration, too. You'd also prefer to stick with a known brand, rather than choose a tire from a company with a funny sounding name you've never heard of before."
I think this perfectly explains Chevy's reasoning for choosing the FR710. They wanted an economical price. They wanted a brand that customers would recognize. And, they wanted it to have decent treadlife, traction and comfort. The FR710 is a good tire, but it's not a high performance tire. Same could be said for the Cruze.
Like many parts on the Cruze, a small upgrade can make a big difference, but you have to do your research first.