My stock tires are finally shot and I'm planning on getting some new rubber from Discount Tire Direct. (265/70R17 Michelin LTX M/S2 s available for $160/tire shipped after rebate which seems like a killer price).
So, question is, they offer optional items at checkout, valve stems $3 which I'm sure any tire shop will replace if requested along with the TPMS rebuild kit which is also $3/each. I'm not sure what this is for, but do I need it or will the place I go know what to do and have the supplies for the TPMS?
If I can get all this from the local place that will mount these I'll just do that and get only the tires online.
On another note, who's recommended for mounting - there are plenty of shops around here locally...Goodyear, Firestone, Walmart (worth the risk?), dealership, etc. Just go with whoever is cheapest? I've heard some horror stories from WM, but I'm sure any shop can screw up.