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Family4ever

5/16/2017 12:54:36 PM
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need new tires advice

So I really really need new tires on my car (2010 colbalt)... they are so very bad, but I have no clue where to start with this whole issue.... I can't really afford the high end tires, but I need something that will last. Is there anywhere that finances tires? I know it would be best to buy outright, but i don't want to sink myself financially, as I am just starting to even out...... any and all advice is welcome! Thanks for your help!

Mormac

5/16/2017 1:01:38 PM
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Yup

Canadian Tire lets you finance when you sign up for their credit card. I think you get 24 months now.  
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/instore-financing.html

cmore

5/16/2017 1:34:01 PM
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Tires

First of all what size tires? And my advice would be to stay away from MPI financing. If anything happens and you can't pay or get behind they will take away your insurance and license until paid.

standupguy

5/16/2017 1:42:14 PM
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your messages I pmd you

goshdarn

5/16/2017 4:12:26 PM
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be careful

on the advise/recommendations you get from some of the tire blog sites from users, 5 star rating etc.  
 
bought a set a few years ago based on the users blogging in , worst set of tire I have ever driven.  
 
that did not answer your question. try the tire shops not sure if they will finance or not. CT will if you have a card, thought MPI only financed winter tires, which BTW was a good deal as interest rate was less than any place else.

Jim1284

5/16/2017 6:13:58 PM
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Feb 2014
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Depending on what kind of vehicle you have a good option might be a set of uniroyal tiger paw tires they are a brand of Michelin tires that have long tread life and are well priced

Grumpy Old Man In Training

5/16/2017 7:56:12 PM
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Sep 2015
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A Plug for Denray Tire

See the guys at Denray. Explain what you need and what you can afford. They can help you find the right tire at the right price. They combine knowledge and service in an automotive shop that we all thought had disappeared.  
I don't know if they can help with the financing though. You'll have to ask them.  
Good hunting.

skullsandtattoos

5/16/2017 10:28:10 PM
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Jul 2016
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new tires

discount tire direct .com  
I got my 18s online,,here in brandon I had a quote for 1400 for my 18s  
and I paid 450 US,,which came to 590 canadian,,which was so cheap,,and good quality,,and warranty on them,way cheaper  
and delivered to my door

TWENTY

5/16/2017 10:50:09 PM
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Mar 2017
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??

  
cmore said "First of all what size tires? And my advice would be to stay away from MPI financing. If anything happens and you can't pay or get behind they will take away your insurance and license until paid. "

What's wrong with that? I mean if you can't afford something and you borrow money and agree on a payment plan that's your responsibility. Sorry not trying to rude and I understand things happen but its not MPI's fault you can't pay. I don't see anything wrong with voiding your registration.  
 
Anyways OP what size of tire is on a Cobalt? There are lots of great tire shops in town. Denray has always been good and so has Fountain Tire on many occasions.

Abbysmum

5/17/2017 8:22:47 AM
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finance

Financing tires are not a great idea. If you can''t afford them, maybe you can''t afford to run the car? I know that''s not a popular opinion, but at the end of the day you need tires to keep you safe and not necessarily high-end or expensive ones if cost is an issue. Clearly the tires you have on your car currently are unsafe, so maybe you need something temporary while you save up the money to get "premium" tires if that''s what you want?  
 
We recently got a set a tires from the auto wreckers (we already had rims from the previous set) for $85 for all 4. They have about 75% of the tread left, so we should get a few years out of them (we have winter tires on that car too, that we bought used on ebrandon, so that extends the life... we bought them for $100 including rims!). We paid West End Service to mount and install them. In all, we invested about $150 for our tires, they are a decent brand and keep us and our car safe. We have a very common tire size.  
 
Yes, some tires are better rated that others, but at the end of the day they''re all going to meet certain minimum standards for safety. How you drive is the largest influencer on how "safe" your vehicle and tires are overall, so unless you drive like an idiot the different in performance is relatively negligible most of the time (exception: all season vs. winter tires, they are worth the money). So if cost is an issue, I suggest you look at alternative routes like we did and save yourself coin.  
 
edit: And don't be overwhelmed by the tire size/etc. It's actually very simple and there's good websites that explain it. The number/letters printed on your tire is the size, the numbers describe the various dimensions, etc. You just need to know the size. You're likely looking for an all-season radial. Most garages will mount your tires for you for a small fee (we usually avoid the tire places as we find they overcharge, West End Service is great for all round repairs and service and quite reasonable). Knowledge is power, and knowledge saves you money!  
 
Edited by Abbysmum, 2017-05-17 08:26:44

JessieJay

5/17/2017 9:47:34 AM
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Mar 2016
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oh seriously?

If you can't afford tires you can't afford to run the car? I financed 3 sets of winter tires through MPI-no problem running the vehicles or making the payments but $3000+ up front was a little difficult.  
 
Still-MPI is winter tires only-I know a lady was buying through the program when i was waiting in a tire shop 2 weeks ago but I'm not sure if it runs all year or ends for the summer?

TWENTY

5/17/2017 10:13:59 AM
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Mar 2017
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Ya seriously

  
JessieJay said "If you can't afford tires you can't afford to run the car? I financed 3 sets of winter tires through MPI-no problem running the vehicles or making the payments but $3000+ up front was a little difficult.  
 
Still-MPI is winter tires only-I know a lady was buying through the program when i was waiting in a tire shop 2 weeks ago but I'm not sure if it runs all year or ends for the summer? "

Its no different then getting a house mortgage through your bank if you stop making payments they will foreclose and auction your house off. Should they be allowed to take the roof over your head away??  
 
As I said I understand things happen but that doesn't mean your responsibility to pay goes away. Driving is a privilege not a right and MPI is not a charity nor is your bank, there are consequences whether or not you or I agree.  
 
If the OP knows the size of tires I noticed a lot of good used tires in the classifieds might be another option then buying new and helping to keep costs manageable.

Marpet

5/17/2017 10:46:07 AM
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Jun 2007
Total posts:527
Dont finance!

If you cant afford to buy tires, then you cant afford to finance them.  
Advantage trailer -(204) 729-8989 sells good used tires at a fraction of the cost. I bought a set of winters for my suv and they installed for under $300  
Wesman Salvage - (204) 726-8080 also sells good used tires  
There is also an auto serviceshop on Pacific near the first street bridge that advertises used tires.  
 
If your just getting your finances turned around then make sure your budgeting for auto maintenance -$20 a cheque goes along way when the time comes.  
 
Marpet  
 
Edited by Marpet, 2017-05-17 10:49:10

james13

5/18/2017 9:15:41 PM
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Feb 2010
Total posts:34
used tires

Denray Tire sells used tires also 204-727-0019  
Talk to them! Best shop in town

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5/18/2017 10:13:25 PM
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Sep 2013
Total posts:79
Walmart

Walmart guarantees it's tires & are affordable, they repair for free and when my tire could not be repaired, they replaced it for free! I have also purchased used tires in good condition from westman salvage, they were very affordable

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5/18/2017 10:13:27 PM
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Sep 2013
Total posts:79
Walmart

Walmart guarantees it's tires & are affordable, they repair for free and when my tire could not be repaired, they replaced it for free! I have also purchased used tires in good condition from westman salvage, they were very affordable

 
 
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