Firestone Tire Deals





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You could say Harvey Firestone reinvented the wheel. Because when he started the Firestone Tire Company, he changed the way we drive. Behind everything he did was a commitment to being ahead of the curve — from the invention of non-skid tread to a racing legacy that’s second to none. Today his pioneering spirit can still be found within the company’s strong culture of innovation.

With over 100 years of American history behind the brand, it is a household name that you can trust on your car or truck. Although well worth the money, it is nice to save on a new set of Firestone tires. Here are the current promotions across the web:

  • Firestone Complete Auto Care is offering $100 off of a set of 4 new Firestone tires by mail.
  • Firestone Complete Auto Care is offering $50 off of a set of 4 new Bridgestone Tires.
  • NTB is offering buy 2 tires get 2 free when you sign up for their credit card and visit a local NTB shot
  • Ford/Lincoln is also guarenteeing the lowest prices on new Firestone tires, although no specifics are given

When it comes time to get a set of new tires, drivers have a lot of options. Traditionally, the most expensive option is to return to the dealership. Dealers will replace worn tires with original-equipment tires. This option can cost twice as much as going to the local shop down the street. Firestone has 1000 of local locations across the country, so for maximum savings, swing into a local Firestone Auto Care store.

If you don’t have the cash right now for a new set of Firestone tires, they also offer easy financing with their Firestone Complete Auto Care store card which will give you interest free financing on tires and other auto repairs. A handy thing to have when your auto breaks down and you don’t have the cash to pay for the repairs today

Another option is the discount tire retailer. These wholesale tire distributors sell tires at extreme discounts. In addition to low prices, they are often just a phone call or a mouse click away.

Ordering The Right Size Tire
Perhaps the most confusing part of tire buying is figuring out what those numbers on the sidewall of the tire mean. They are part of a simple standardized code that is required by federal law in order to describe tires, and to identify them in case of a recall.

You can read more in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s online brochure, but here’s a quick primer:

Example of tire sidewall markings — P215/65R 15 95H M+S

  • First up is a letter or letters, indicating the tire’s purpose: “P” for passenger cars or “LT” for light trucks are the most likely letters you’ll see.
  • Next is a three-digit number. This is the tire’s width (in millimeters) from sidewall edge to sidewall edge.
  • Then, a two-digit number which is the tire’s aspect ratio, or the ratio of height to width. The smaller the number, the shorter the sidewall.
  • Next, a letter, probably “R,” which indicates radial construction. Almost every tire you encounter will be a radial nowadays, unless you’re buying tires for a classic car.
  • Then, another two-digit number, which is the diameter of the wheel that the tire is intended to fit.
  • Next, an optional two- or three-digit number. This is the tire’s load index number, and its inclusion is not required by law. The load index number corresponds with the tire’s load-carrying capacity. A site for discount tires has posted a handy chart with the load index numbers and loads. Simply put, don’t install a tire with a lower load index number than your manufacturer recommends. AOL Autos: Tire shopping lessons
  • Next, a letter. This is the tire’s speed rating. Follow your manufacturer’s recommendation. You should only need to upgrade to a higher speed rating if you have modified your vehicle for track use, or if you are heading to Germany to drive on the Autobahn.
  • Next, some more letters, usually “M+S” or “M/S.” This stands for mud and snow, and applies to most radial tires sold in America.

Remember when needing new tires, price can fluctuate quite a bit between national chains, local shops and online retailers. Be sure to do your research to ensure your are getting the best deal possible.

 

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