Is it ok to get tires from Just Tires or somewhere similar instead of the dealer? - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-05-2009, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Member
Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes CLK320
Location: The OC
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Is it ok to get tires from Just Tires or somewhere similar instead of the dealer?

I have a 2003 CLK. I pretty much drive slow like a grandma, (I go exactly 65 mph on the fwy etc), I don't need crazy performance or anything like that.

Is it a lot cheaper to get tires from a place like Just Tires vs going to the dealer, what kind of price difference am I looking at?

And if I go to a place like Just Tires, what kind of tires do you suggest for me?

Last edited by jackie100; 04-05-2009 at 09:36 PM.
jackie100 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 07:13 AM
BenzWorld Elite
Date registered: Aug 2008
Vehicle: 2008 E320 Bluetec, 1988 560SL totalled unto death). 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1983 300CD
Location: Greater Metropolitan Beaverdam, Virginia
Posts: 1,304
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 178 Post(s)

Of course it's o.k. and probably significantly less expensive. Just be sure to choose the right size. Look at what you have on the car now and get the same. Look at tread wear warranties to choose long-life tires. I usually buy tires on-line where a search will often turn up a sale price. You then take your new tires to your local independent mechanic who will mount and balance for you.

My last experience was with Tire Rack and I was very pleased. I bought new wheels and tires. They arrived mounted and balanced so all I had to do was put them on the car myself. The old ones sold on ebay to recoup part of the cost.

Let us know how you make out.
rocky raccoon is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 08:03 AM
Administratoris Emeritus
GeeS's Avatar
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2021 SL770
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 45,193
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 737 Post(s)
Yes, no one buys tires from a dealer.

"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon
GeeS is offline  
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 08:09 AM
BenzWorld Elite
renault12ts's Avatar
Date registered: Feb 2009
Vehicle: 2005 W215 CL500
Location: UK
Posts: 3,378
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 170 Post(s)
Imagine this scenario. You have the wrong tyres. Your car is stolen, and the thief has a blow out at speed, kills an innocent family, all because of the wrong tyres being fitted. Who is to blame.
renault12ts is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 09:20 AM
Lifetime Premium Member
e-420's Avatar
Date registered: Sep 2008
Vehicle: 1997 E-420 (150K miles), 1997 SL500, (90K miles) 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD CC/SB/4x4 Duramax
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,599
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Quoted: 399 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Originally Posted by GermanStar View Post
Yes, no one buys tires from a dealer.
except my brother! But yes no reason to go to the dealer, there are lots of tires that wil probably fit your need. do a search on tire rack or discount tire and read the user reviews to find a tire that fits your needs and driving condition. talk to local tire shops, the good ones will give you good advice as well based on what you want.

I've had very good experiences with tire rack, and discount tire/america's tire store and Les Schwab.


97 SL500 Imperial Red
/Parchment Leather/Black Top

Chromed OEM wheels, Akebono's, H1+90 fog, Burlwood/Leather shift knob, Rostra Lumbar support, Check seat heaters, Bilstein's, Parrot Bluetooth, GG Bailey Custom cargo mat, GG Bailey trunk mat, Real Burlwood Instrument Cluster w Chrome rings, Burlwood & Chrome shift surround, Euro headlights with Osram 70W/65W H-4's, clear corners, Silverstar corner lamps, Euro Trunk mount Warning triangle, SL600 Burlwood armrest trim & Burlwood cupholder sliding cover, Kahtec flashing third brake light (CHMSL)

97 E420 Royal Indigo/Grey Leather

Raintracker wiper, Rostra Lumbar support, Parrott Bluetooth, 17" chrome AMG replica wheels, Bilstein's, Akebono's, smoked marker lights, Osram 65W H7's, H1+90 fog, Rear Seat Child restraint Tether, Burlwood/Leather shift knob, OEM Mudflaps, DRL's, Becker Aux input
e-420 is online now  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 09:26 AM
BenzWorld Member
Mike Wevrick's Avatar
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 2003 S500 4MATIC
Location: Concord, MA
Posts: 299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I like Tire Rack as well. The only big issue to watch for, especially at smaller dealers, is tires that have been sitting around for years. Tires do gradually age even if stored indoors. The side of the tire will have a number that shows when it was made eg 2308 means the 23rd week of 2008. I would not buy tires made more than a year or so prior to the purchase date.

"Mercedes: Expensive and Built to Stay That Way"
Mike Wevrick is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 09:34 AM
BenzWorld Elite
flyboyike's Avatar
Date registered: May 2003
Vehicle: 2012 Focus SE
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
Posts: 7,704
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Originally Posted by View Post
Imagine this scenario. You have the wrong tyres. Your car is stolen, and the thief has a blow out at speed, kills an innocent family, all because of the wrong tyres being fitted. Who is to blame.
That's funny right there, I don't care who you are.

Felicita e un bicchiere di vino con un panino.
flyboyike is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 10:30 AM
BenzWorld Elite
Check Codes's Avatar
Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
Posts: 31,634
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
You're in the OC, there is a Costco right down the street. The Michelins will work fine for you, they were just on sale/rebate and may still be.

I've never actually known a single, solitary soul who purchased tires from a dealer.

Take care and enjoy the ride,

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. (Winston Churchill)
Check Codes is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 12:01 PM
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Apr 2009
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yes surely dont buy tires from the dealer. It may prove a bit expensive. Drive your car normally.
vandy07 is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 12:59 PM
BenzWorld Elite
Date registered: May 2005
Vehicle: '07 GL320CDI
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 5,070
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
You should stop your search for "economy" at finding a less expensive retailer.

You should still install same tires as originally specified and not some minivan/camry tires instead.

Kent Christensen
'07 GL320CDI
lkchris is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
clk 430 17" amg wheels and tires ( rims + Tires ) shane1000 For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway 2 02-22-2009 09:20 AM
Can the Dealer re-calibrate the Speedo for Taller Tires? manwagon The Discount Tire Direct Tire, Wheel, Brake & Suspension 1 02-05-2008 05:33 AM
At the dealer at this instant.. Selling used wheels and tires and say AC_ML W163 M-Class 8 09-16-2005 06:09 AM
Dealer recommanded 205/55/16 snow tires for front AND rear for a SLK... (more) Guest (MBNZ) The Discount Tire Direct Tire, Wheel, Brake & Suspension 1 12-06-2001 09:59 AM
Can you get C320 sport with 17 or 18" tires stockor dealer fitted? Any experiances? Guest (MBNZ) W203 C-Class 3 09-11-2001 03:03 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Title goes here

video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome