Big Wheels Keep on Turning

So it’s September and I can see some of the trees starting to change color. It’s also time to be thinking of getting some new snow tires. For this comparison I’m going to be buying four tires for the Subaru 225/60 R17 as this is indicative of the tires we all by, yeah we see ads for $69.00 but this is usually for 14” rims which really none of us drive.

I’m going to compare three popular brands Bridgestone, Michelin and Firestone – for Canadian prices we’ll use Green & Ross, Canadian Tire and Canadian Internet Retailers 1010Tire. In Buffalo we look at Dunns Tire,  buffalonytires and U.S. Internet Retailers Tire Rack.

Overall the following will speak for itself.

Fees and Taxes

Canadian $5.89 Tire Tax, Disposal Fee and 13% on top of everything for HST

U.S. – Buffalo $2.50 Tire Tax, 8.75% State tax (only on goods)

Update – Costco Canada has the  Michelin X-ice at $944.00 cdn out-the-door including $70.00 Rebate.

Went with – Bridgestone tires, rims (cast silver sport), mounted & balanced, delivered to Buffalo $1,043.00 – Savings $700.00 Plus

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