Shipping to a Recommended Installer

Monday, January 23, 2012 by Ben Rooney
 For your convenience, Tire Rack keeps a database of Recommended Installers that are searchable by ZIP Code. As part of our network of installers, these shops have agreed to accept your shipment while being ready to handle your installation needs. 

This is often convenient if you do not want to receive the shipment yourself and load the tires into your car. This is especially helpful if you have a vehicle with limited trunk space and/or only two seats.

The cost to deliver tires depends only on the ZIP Code of the delivery, so there is no extra cost to have tires sent directly to the shop. Since the installers are independent businesses, one would pay the labor charges for the installation directly to the shop that does the work.

We collect price quotes and review data from all of the installers in our national network. Those that provide specific pricing based on tire sizes are highlighted as Price Pledge installers. Price Pledge installers that consistently receive excellent customer survey ratings are further highlighted as Price Pledge Plus installers. In fact, all Recommended Installers must meet Tire Rack's uncompromising criteria and must posses the following equipment and experience to become one of our Recommended Installers:
  1. Use proper mounting and balancing equipment including touchless or rim clamp, European-style tire changers and high-speed computer spin balancers.
  2. Employ properly trained technicians capable of safely performing damage-free installations.
  3. Be an automotive business that can offer additional services to customers (alignments, complete repairs, auto detailing, etc.)
  4. Possess a positive attitude and the ability to treat Tire Rack's customers with the highest level of professional courtesy.
Find a Recommended Installer near your home or office and get your Tire Rack purchase installed with confidence! 

Comments on Shipping to a Recommended Installer

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Nancy:
Do you offer freeing shipping to an installer?
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Shipping is always calculated by ZIP code, so it is generally about the same to your house or to an installer.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by Mark:
how long does it take to get my tires?
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
For tires that are in stock, we cover most of the US within 2 business days.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Nick:
I'm out of town and I need tires to be shipped to me (no shipping address). Can I have them sent to one of the "authorized installers" and pick them up from there? I don't need installation from them. Just a place to pick them up.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
You would need to check with the individual installer in a case like that. If the only service that you are using them for is as a shipping point, some of them may want to charge a fee for that service.
Monday, September 16, 2013 by Nathan:
I would like to have firestone tires installed. I live near the South Bend tire rack. Why do you want 53 dollars in shipping to move the tire from one end of your warehouse to the other???
Monday, September 16, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
Nathan, the website ships everything that is ordered. If you are coming to South Bend and having tires put on, call 888.428.8355 x4660. Orders placed by phone can be held for pickup.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by gerry:
Do you ship to Honda dealership in Hamilton, NJ?

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