Originally Posted by Alderleet
I was debating DT, but because I'm going to the east coast, the local area has only costco's, Sams, and Firestones.
SAMs was maginally cheaper, but it's walmart and I refuse to let them touch my vehicle. Firestone wasn't even in the same ballpark, price wise.
It made the choice easier.
I used to use Sam's club, mostly because of price. What I liked about them (at the time) is that unlike a tire dealer, who ever is making adjustments for road hazard warranty isn't getting scrutinized. They get paid the same no matter how many of the Walton's tires they give away under warranty. I ended up replacing 3 tires between a blowout, sidewall damage, and a tire that picked up a nail too big to be patched. She credited me with 8/32" twice and 7/32" once (I'm sure it was down to 5/32' at least once) and I only paid for the difference new road hazard and installation, iirc.
I don't patronize wallywart/Sam's club anymore (I've learned I'd rather have more counter/undersink space than saving a little money on a barrel 9,0000,000,000 barrel of brillo pads and cheesey-poofs), but I was never unhappy with Sam's tire service or prices.