‘Tis the season to be stuck in the middle of an intersection. Well at least if you live anywhere north of the Mason Dixon Line. A good set of cheap winter tires might be just what the doctor ordered to keep you out of this scenario. But then again, where do you find a good set of cheap winter or more specifically, cheap snow tires?
Have you ever considered shopping for your snow tires online? Things have really changed since the last time you looked for snow tires. Most likely you went down to the local tire shop and just purchased whatever snow tires they had in stock. That can be pretty convenient, but you most likely over paid by at least $50 -$100 for that convenience. I’m not knocking your local tire shop, but there is no doubt about the fact that the entire market as well as the economy has changed drastically the last few years. For most people, every nickel counts.
Another nice thing about shopping for your cheap winter tires online is the ease of reading reviews from other customers. I like the fact that someone else has already purchased the same set of snow tires that I was thinking of buying and they were nice enough to give their honest review of it. If many different customers bought the same set of snow tires and they all hate them, I just saved a ton of money. You won’t get that opportunity from your local tire shop.
Snow tire selection is something that your local tire shop can not compete against. How could you expect them to carry every snow tire brand and size for every car and truck. Most tire shops only carry the most popular or biggest selling brand and size of snow tires. That does not mean that they are the best snow tires available or even the best winter tires for your car.
Again, I’m not trying to diminish your local tire shop, but since you are looking to save money by finding cheap snow tires, I feel that these points need to be brought up. Maybe your wife’s cousin works at your local tire shop. If that’s the case, then you might feel obligated to shop there. But if you want to get the best bang for your buck you should seriously consider shopping for cheap winter tires online.