I noticed a hole forming in the sidewall on one of my front tires and although it isn't huge and I can't see any of the fine little wires it makes me worry. I've put 60,000 miles on them. A year ago I was told by a brake shop they would expect another 2+ years on them given the amount of remaining tread (and not knowing the age). I've had the tires 8 years, and I pulled out some old paperwork and whoever bought them got a "used tire" discount of $110 so I have no idea how old they really are. It's probably time for a new set.
I've never bought tires before. What place do you recommend? Or do you order online? If you go to a store how much negotiating do you do over price or is it pretty rigid? Do you purchase the tire warranty?