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2017-10-03

Why Buy Tires & Wheels Online?

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Over the past few years, online shopping has gained popularity in Canada. But what are Canadians buying on the Internet? According to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, clothing and travel packages are the most purchased items online. For most people these days, the first place that comes to mind when shopping for plane tickets is online, but it is not the case for all products. Indeed, very few people consider the Internet when getting new winter tires or rims, though it has several advantages. Here are a few:

Get Better Prices

Although the Internet route is off the beaten path for most people buying tires today, many consumers start their shopping online by reading reviews, looking for technical information and comparing prices. If it's the case for you, you have probably noticed that tires and wheels that are sold online are much cheaper most of the time. But when it comes to purchasing tires, most drivers go to the dealership or their local garage out of habit. However, dealers only carry a limited selection of models and brands, often in the higher price range. Businesses that sell tires and wheels online usually have a much more extensive inventory and a greater purchasing power, offering lower prices. And rest assured, most manufacturers that offer mail-in rebates consider eligible the purchased tires online.

Choose from a Wide Variety of Brands and Models

As we mentioned before, most dealerships and local garages have a minimal selection of tires and wheels, which makes it hard to find the products that best suit your specific needs. Furthermore, some luxury vehicles are equipped with tires and rims of rare dimensions that are often unavailable at your local garage or the nearest retailer. You are more likely to find specialty tires and exotic wheels on a specialized website. Still, you'll also find yourself browsing through a larger variety of summer, all-season, all-weather and winter tires. And if you want to stand out with a unique set of rims or get inexpensive steel wheels, you'll also be more successful online than anywhere else. Plus, with the cold weather coming, you will be grateful you can shop from an impressive variety of snow tires on the Internet.

Save on mounting and balancing

If you buy your tires and wheels at your local garage, dealership or retailer such as Costco or Canadian Tire, you will have to pay extra for mounting, balancing and installing your new rims and tires. Depending on your province, it will cost you $80 and $160 or more if you go to a dealer. Some online retailers offer free mounting and balancing as an incentive to purchase tires and wheels in one package so that when you receive your kit, it's ready to be installed on your vehicle. It's a convenient and effective way to save money!

Free shipping almost anywhere in Canada

Many people think that buying tires and rims online means paying high shipping costs. On the contrary, many websites specializing in selling tires and rims offer free or cheap shipping almost anywhere in the country. However, if you want to avoid paying unnecessary shipping costs, you should buy from a Canadian site.

Have your tires and wheels delivered directly to your garage

There is no need to transport your new wheels and tires from home to the garage when you buy online: you can have your products delivered directly to your favourite garage for installation. Enter the address of the garage of your choice, and, once they contact you to let you know your order has arrived, make an appointment to have your new tires and wheels installed (already mounted and balanced 😉 ). It's that simple!

Shop from the comfort of your home

Shopping for tires and wheels can be a very tiring and time-consuming task. Shopping online will simplify your life, and you won't even have to leave your house. All the information you need is available on the web. And if you're not sure about the fitment or specs, you can always pick up the phone and call customer service. Don't be rushed or pressured by a salesperson in a tire store; take the time you need when you need it. Read the reviews, and then decide based on your vehicle and your budget!

Don't waste time

We know your time is valuable and you have a busy schedule; no one is waiting in line. We have the tire brands you trust, the prices you want and the expert service you deserve.

Choose the PMCtire experience

Unfortunately, not all tire and wheel sales websites offer these benefits. But if you choose PMCtire.com, you'll get them all and more! Better prices, a wide selection of products, free shipping almost anywhere in Canada, independent product reviews by our experts, free mounting and balancing, a 100% fitment guarantee and dedicated customer service. Who could ask for more?