TireBuyer: 5 Things To Know Before Getting New Tires

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Replacing the tires on your car is an unavoidable expense. Still, there are ways to make sure you’re getting the best available deal. 

In this article, I’ll take a close look at TireBuyer: an affordable online tire store. I’ve researched the process and pricing at TireBuyer to get an idea of what to expect when buying tires from this online retailer.

5 Things To Know About TireBuyer

TireBuyer is an online tire store that’s accredited by the Better Business Bureau. On the website, you’ll find tires and wheels from 21 different manufacturers. Michelin, Continental, BFGoodrich, Pirelli and several other major brands are available. 

While you’ll find a great selection and prices, there are some key differences to keep in mind between ordering your tires online and buying them in a store. Before you order your next set of tires, consider these five things about TireBuyer.com:

  1. How It Works
  2. Pricing
  3. Shipping
  4. Installation 
  5. Return Policy & Warranty Information

Below, you’ll find detailed information about TireBuyer including how to place your order, how the prices compare to other tire centers, where to get your tires installed and ways to maximize your savings.

1. How Does TireBuyer Work?

When you first visit TireBuyer.com, you’ll see the option to shop by vehicle, size or brand. For most of us, shopping by vehicle is the easiest way to find a selection of tires that will fit your car. To get started, simply enter your vehicle’s information including the year, make, model and style along with your ZIP code. Then click “Show results.”

TireBuyer results showing recommended tires, prices, warranties and more
Screenshot from TireBuyer.com

Once you’ve entered your vehicle’s information, you’ll be able to see the selection of tires that will fit your car. You can further filter your results by mileage warranty, special offers, price range, brands and more.

When I searched for tires for my 2017 Toyota Camry, there were 114 total results. Delivery was also available to installers near me based on my ZIP code. If you plan on getting your tires installed by a local professional, you can have your tires shipped to them. You can have them shipped directly to your door if you’d prefer. 

As you browse through the available tires, you’ll be able to see the brand, rating, warranty details, price, any available savings and some of the more notable tire features for each selection. Delivery is always free. 

Once you’ve made your choice, double-check the quantity and click “Add to cart.” From there, you can decide where you want the tires to be delivered. You’ll be able to choose a local installer or enter a delivery address of your own before checking out. 


When you’re ready to submit your payment, you can use a MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, American Express card or PayPal. 

2. How Much Do Tires Cost at TireBuyer?

Compared to other tire stores, TireBuyer’s prices are on the lower end. To get a better idea of how TireBuyer’s selection compares to other tire retailers, I looked up the range of prices and availability of tires for two popular vehicles. 

When I looked at tires that fit my 2017 Toyota Camry, the prices ranged from $42.75 to $226.20 each, and the average price was $134.47 per tire. Here, you can see how that price range compares to other tire retailers:

StorePrice Range for Tires That Fit a 2107 Toyota Camry
TireBuyer$42.74 to $226.20 ($134.47 average)
Walmart Tire Center$72.29 to $242.96 ($157.63 average)
Costco Tire Center$136.99 to $250.99 ($193.99 average)
Sam’s Club Tire Center$94.62 to $256.96 ($175.79 average)
BJ’s Tire Center$133.99 to $285.99 ($209.99 average)
Tire Rack$115.07 to $245.17 ($180.12 average)
Discount Tire Direct$85 to $245 ($165 average)

As you can see, TireBuyer offers the lowest average price on tires that fit a Toyota Camry including some of the cheapest overall tires.

Then, I decided to check the price range for tires that fit the popular Ford-F150 (2020). Here’s what I found:

StorePrice Range for Tires That Fit a 2107 Toyota Camry
TireBuyer$137.33 to $371.31 ($254.32 average)
Walmart Tire Center$136.20 to $328.99 ($232.60 average)
Costco Tire Center$234.99 to $295.99 ($265.49 average)
Sam’s Club Tire Center$157.62 to $304.44 ($231.03 average)
BJ’s Tire Center$221.99 to $297.99 ($259.99 average)
Tire Rack$184.25 to $349.99 ($267.12 average)
Discount Tire Direct$85 to $245 ($165 average)

When it came to the Ford F-150 tires, TireBuyer’s prices were more average. Plus, you’ll find the most expensive option available at TireBuyer.

For this reason, it’s always important to price compare. Make sure you’re searching specifically for tires that fit your vehicle and compare prices from there.

Of course, delivery will be free whether you have the tires shipped to your home or to a local installer. The cost of installation varies based on where you live and where you choose to have your tires installed.

Before you make your final purchase, be sure to check out the deals page for current promotions and rebates. When I checked the page in January 2023, there were eight different offers, rebates and instant savings available including discounts for public service workers and promo codes for up to 12% off. 

For more options on where to shop as well as additional factors to consider when buying tires, check out our article on the best places to buy tires.


3. How Long Does Shipping Take?

According to TireBuyer’s website, online orders are typically delivered from a local warehouse to the installer of your choice in 1-2 days. If you have your tires shipped directly to your home, it may take a little longer. 

As you browse the selection of tires, you’ll see the estimated delivery date to the left of the screen beneath “Add to cart.” You can return to TireBuyer’s website to check the shipping status of your order at any time. If the order is shipped to your home, you’ll also get a tracking number with an estimated delivery date. 

Some tires are eligible for same-day delivery. You can choose this option if you order your tires before a certain time and have them delivered to a select TireBuyer installer. If you want same-day delivery, you’ll need to choose both a product and an installer with the same-day delivery flag. Of course, same-day installation can’t be guaranteed. 

4. Where To Have Your Tires Installed

TireBuyer has more than 9,000 brick-and-mortar partners that can install your tires for a fee

Again, when you order tires online from TireBuyer, you can have the tires delivered directly to a local installer for free. You’ll see the price of installation (per tire) online before you make your decision, and these rates are guaranteed by TireBuyer. In my area, there were 10 installers to choose from.

For more information on locations and prices for TireBuyer partners near you, visit TireBuyer’s website

5. TireBuyer’s Return Policy and Warranty

If you have your tires delivered to a TireBuyer installer, returns are free. According to the website, you have 45 days after delivery to return the tires even if you’ve used them. However, if the tires were used off-road, have uneven wear or have been altered or misused, you can’t return them.

If you have your tires delivered directly to you, returns cost $7.50 per tire if you drop them off at a FedEx location or $15 per tire for someone to pick them up. If you’ve mounted or used the tires, you won’t be able to return them at all. You can return unused, unmounted tires up to 30 days after the delivery date.

For more information on TireBuyer’s return policy, visit the website

Warranties vary from one tire manufacturer to another. As you browse the selection of tires, you’ll see banners advertising manufacturer mileage-based warranties: 


Warranty banners on select tires at TireBuyer.com
Screenshot from TireBuyer.com

You can click on a specific tire and scroll down to the “warranty” tab for more information. I found that most tires came with some type of coverage even if they didn’t have the mileage-based warranty banner.

TireBuyer doesn’t offer any additional coverage, but the manufacturer’s warranty that comes with the tire should be enough coverage. In fact,  Consumer Reports argues that tread-life warranties are next to useless, and money expert Clark Howard never buys extended warranties. 

“My position on extended warranties remains the same always,” says Clark. “I don’t like them, and I don’t buy them at any store.” 

If you do end up needing to return your tires or submit a warranty claim, you can visit TireBuyer’s website and enter your order information.

Final Thoughts

Overall, TireBuyer is a great place to shop for tires online. You’ll find a great selection of popular tire brands and low prices, on average, compared to brick-and-mortar tire centers. The shipping free, and TireBuyer guarantees installation rates when you ship your tires directly to a local installer. 

In some cases, same-day delivery is available to local installers. Keep in mind that shipping your tires to a local installer also allows an additional 15 days to return them if you aren’t satisfied with your purchase — even if you drove on the tires. Plus, returns are free. Still, make sure to check on delivery times before ordering your tires.

If you do decide to purchase your tires from TireBuyer, be sure to check out the deals page to see if you can save with any of the available promotions, discounts or rebates. 

Finally, be sure to check out TireBuyer’s Learning Center. There, you’ll find helpful articles and product reviews that can help you choose the best tires and learn how to maintain them so that they’ll last as long as possible. 

For a more detailed comparison of the best places to buy tires, check out this article.

Where do you go for the best price on tires for your vehicle? Share your thoughts in our Clark.com Community!

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