Mail-Order Tires - Discount Tire DirectPosted in How To: Wheels Tires on September 1, 2010
Mail-order parts, tires, and tools have been around as long as the Sears catalogue. But nowadays many people read their copy of 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine and simply order up a set of their favorite treads by clicking into a website. But what if you want to talk to a real person about your tires and deal direct with the company? That's what we decided to do recently to see how easy it can be. While most mail-order companies can offer deals on certain packages, we wanted to custom-tune our order, as nothing we do is by any means normal.
If you're a city slicker, you probably have plenty of tire stores around. But what if you aren't near a store, or they don't have your preference on the shelf? The next option is to see what's available at www.discounttiredirect.com, pick your set, and have them sent to your home or other location. That's good too, but you may be living in the sticks, or you and your buddy plan to mount your donuts on those cool new beadlocks you snagged. In that case you can also have the best of all worlds.
We called Discount Tire Direct at 800.589.9643 (www.discounttiredirect.com) for a one-on-one conversation with a tire professional, to get a better idea of what was available for our ride and the terrain we encounter. After we chose some Hankook Dynapro ATs for our SUV, they were drop-shipped to our local tire store. Shipping is free on UPS for the lower 48 and Canada. We could have ordered a set of tires and wheels already mounted, balanced, and ready to bolt on. It just doesn't get much simpler, and considering the depth of inventory and availability of odd-ball tires, we don't mind living out in the sticks anymore.