Changing the tires on your current auto or a truck can be quite a headache, especially looking at the huge selection on the current tire market. First thing to consider when looking at car tires and their prices is what kind of tire you will need to acquire. Tires generally come in either winter, summertime or all-season models. They range through the pattern of the surface and the thread, also the chemical type ingredients of the rubber and other internal properties. One thing to keep in mind there is that you should not commute on winter tires during the summer and vice versa.
Aside from the type of the tire, whenever buying new set you can also ask yourself the following questions: How frequently do I drive my vehicle? How do I use my automobile? What are the usual weather conditions whenever I drive? What is my driving behaviour? Thinking about these types of questions will certainly help you to decide what tires you need. If you’re still not sure, consider these places around Kansas city and see what people mentioned on yelp.com about each place:
DLS Tire Centers
Reed N: DLS changed owners since the two previous reviews. They seem to have their stuff together. They are a full service shop, so they can do more than change tires. The only drawback is first come first served, so no appointments.
Reed N: This is for the tire center. While the warehouse rocks, the tire center is first come first served. Does any working person have time for that BS??? And if something goes wrong they do not have the tools to fix it… so off to an auto center you go and wait again. There is a price to paying the best price for tires. Next time I’ll pay more and go to a full service shop.
National Tire & Battery
Dave B.: These guys really helped me out on a Tune-up. (I drive a smallblock V-8 truck, BTW.)
I called ahead at lunch on Friday, dropped it off around 5pm, and they had it done by 8:30PM same-day, even though I was prepared to leave it overnight.
The price and the service were both commendable; they came in at a lower quote than my usual mech. I’d go back again.
Sam’s Service Center & Auto Parts
Sarah W: Wow! I’ve never met more “too big for their britches” repair personnel in my life (and if you’ve ever visited a car repair shop, you know that’s saying something)! They seemed nice enough the first time or two we used them (though they always refused to call me – the wife, also the one that dropped off the vehicle every time – when the car was ready), but this last time was awful! I asked them to replace the seat belt because it wasn’t clicking right, and they said in their “road test” it clicked fine. Um, so you refuse to replace it, even though I’m asking you to? I’m wondering if they just don’t have any idea how a business is built on customer satisfaction and professionalism. I will NEVER use this business again.
Colleen L.: I’ve never had a problem here. Ten months ago they told me my sway bar was cracked and I needed to get it replaced. I didn’t. It finally broke and I took it in to have it repaired. They first tried to find a cheaper option instead of having to replace the whole thing. The bar itself was completely cracked so they did have to replace the whole thing. They had someone from another store bring the part to them and they didn’t charge me the full price on it. They called before they did anything. They didn’t try to talk me into a bunch of unnecessary repairs. My car does need alot of work because it is a pos and old so they could have tried to gouge me but didn’t. My husband has worked on cars his whole life and does most of the repairs on our vehicles. Some of the things that they said needed fixed really do need to be fixed. And they didn’t pressure him or I to have them fixed. I had looked at the going rate for my car and the services being done on them and my bill was much lower then I expected from what I researched online, including the labor costs. I will continue my business with them as needed!