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Last updated: Feb. 10, 2018

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Original review: Feb. 10, 2018

I started by ordering 4 new wheels for my car. Got my order in just a few days with very reasonable shipping. Took them to my local mechanic to mount, balance, and install the new wheels to my existing tires. After I dropped my car off the mechanic called and said I had wrong sized wheels for my current tires and that the air pressure sensor couldn't be transferred to the new wheel. I called Tire Rack and explained to them my mistake. The woman in customer service was very helpful and understanding and was able to quickly approve my return and transfer me to Todd in sales to place a new order. Tire Rack refunded my original shipping and didn't charge me return shipping either. Later before my replacement order had shipped I compared the price of having my mechanic mount and balance new wheels to old tires and install and new pressure sensor to what tire rack would charge for the same service just on new tires.

I found the mount and balance was free vs my mechanic charging $20 a tire. As well as the cost for 4 pressure sensors was only $108 from Tire Rack, the same service locally was $60 a tire. So I quickly called Tire Rack sales to add new tires and sensors to my wheel order. Once again I talked to Todd who was very happy to help me modify my order and update my shipping. Very satisfied so far! Later that day I decided to order an additional 4 wheels and tires from tire rack, these would be snow tires vs my all season I had already ordered. Everything online went well and I didn't have to make any additional calls.

The next day I got a call from tire rack, it was Todd again. He noticed I placed another order and wanted to know if I had meant to cancel my original order. I informed him that no I had indeed meant for there to be 2 orders, but I thanked him for his concern and punctuality! Overall I've had one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I will most certainly recommend them and shop from them again in the future!

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Original review: Jan. 16, 2018

I decided to buy 4 tires for my car with Tire Rack instead of my car's dealership so I could save $300. I got a set of tires shipped to the dealer, they installed it, balanced and charged me for labor. Drove the car and it is vibrating. Came back to the dealer the next day and they said there is a tire that is almost within the range of a defective tire. Called Tire Rack and they agreed to replace it. That means not only to go back and forth to the dealer again to have the replacement tire installed, but also to carry home a defective tire with you so UPS could pick it up because they don't pick up from the dealership.

Replacement tire installed and car still vibrating. Next day came back to the dealer and they agree to re-balance all 4 tires to double check they are ok. Car still vibrating. Called Tire Rack and they asked for the balance report which I sent. They call 2 days later saying 2 more tires need to be replaced. Obviously at this point I'm FED UP and frustrated and ask Tire Rack to pick up the 5 tires that I have from them and to give me a full refund. 2 days later they offer me the following "condition" in order to give me a refund:

1) That I need to bring the 5 tires home or to a FedEx location for shipping.
2) That I must buy another set from the same brand.

4) That they will not pay for balancing the new set of tires that I need to buy from somebody else.

So now I lost a bunch of time, I had to pay for UBER a dozen times and I had to ask a friend to take the freaking defective tires out of the dealership because not even a single tire fits in my trunk. DO NOT BUY FROM THIS COMPANY. IF THERE'S A MINIMUM PROBLEM WITH YOUR PURCHASE YOU WILL LOSE A LOT OF MONEY AND TIME. I really recommend buying tires from a physical store.

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Original review: Dec. 6, 2017

Well first of all I tried contacting their customer service to see how I could file a claim. Then they could not find my file because they spelled my last name and email incorrectly, so I never received an order number. So they tried to tell me I didn't have an order when my bank account clearly says different. I'll make a long story short. One tire had a bubble which they are trying to make road hazard claim under their warranty, and the tread of the other tire is separating and they want to say it was because of some damage from my tire rubbing the inside fender, so the damage just appears a year later? They will try to do everything to get out of replacing the tire. I spent 900$+ and only get 1 yr out of a tire that is under warranty for 4 yr minimum? EXTREME BAD SERVICE, BE AWARE BEFORE MAKING ANY PURCHASES. Once your money is in their hands they do not care about their customers at all. Glad to see I'm only one of 70+ customers.

2 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Nov. 18, 2017

Ordered 4 winter tires on rim that were delivered flat. After speaking to a representative I took them to mechanic who told me the stems leaked. Tire Rack sent 4 new tire/rims and they were flat again. Rim holes were not drilled properly and stem did not have good seal. The leak was so noticeable that you could hear it immediately after adding air yet no one at the company noticed that all 8 were leaking when they left the assembly line? Saga has lasted almost two months. Phone calls, emails and 2 trips to my mechanic. UPS has been to my house 9 times! Sometimes tire rack responds to my communication. Sometimes they don’t.

As I write this review I have been waiting 1. 5 hours for a supervisor to call me back. A supervisor was supposed to email me a week ago, to no avail. This has literally been the worst business experience in my 47 years. I can’t believe that the company can stay in business with this type of incompetence. Still waiting for someone to pick up the tires and refund my money. This may end up in small claims court. Anyone would be foolish to do business with them.

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5 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Nov. 13, 2017

I tried repeatedly to place an order for tires on Tire Rack using their website. I ultimately had to call them. at 8:00 no one was promptly answering the phone. When I did get thru, I had to place my order with someone else, a salesperson who wanted to transfer me to still another person. I ultimately talked to 7 people including the service manager Donna. I told her of the time I spent ordering one set of tires, the 5th set of tires I have ordered from Tire Rack. I told her I made $25 an hour in working from home.

She said she would offer me $25 off of shipping. I accepted that. Then, the unmitigated gall of defending the practice of the company's poor service. I asked her: "Are you going to give me $25 dollars off of the shipping." She hung up on me. Never again will I buy from Tire Rack. Their website doesn't work and the help on a Monday is very, very poor. Thank you Tire Rack, for helping start the day just right. If you show up for work on a Monday, be prepared to work.

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 29, 2017

Tire Rack's warranty requires that you ship the faulty tire to them for review and possible reimbursement. How do you wrap & ship a tire? And you still have to put on a new tire to continue driving. My daughter is sitting on the side of I-94, in the dark, in the fast lane waiting roadside, due to tread shredding. 2nd bad tire in 18 months.

6 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Oct. 16, 2017

I have purchased many tires over the years, all delivered to my house. However, once they started "Recommended Installers" the problems began. I've had incorrectly installed tires (wrong rotation), inability to schedule an appointment (recommended installer has no appointment times for months), down to several last-minute cancellations.

During my last (and final!) order, when the recommended installer would not install my tires ("family emergency" was the cancellation excuse this time), I just asked them to deliver the tires to my HOUSE and I would get someone to do it AND THEY SAID NO. They were holding my tires hostage. So I disputed the charge via credit card (CC company couldn't believe Tire Rack was being so unprofessional) got the credit that day (I never ever received or saw the tires, just the charge!) and then bought the exact same tires from WALMART instead. WALMART had to order the tires, but they were there THE NEXT DAY and installed them while I waited. I will never again use Tire Rack; I hope you can learn from my experience.

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7 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Sept. 20, 2017

BUYER BEWARE!!! DO NOT BUY TIRES FROM TIRE RACK!!! I bought a Michelin tire and after mounting it was manufactured wrong causing a wobble. I talked to a lady that was very stern after I asked for a refund. She said she would call back the next day with an answer. She did call back with an rude attitude saying no refund but we will send you a new tire. Here's the Catch! I was to send back the bad one but... If it wasn't in new condition I would be Charged!!! After installing a tire and removing it can't be in new condition so I knew that was their gimmick to rip you off... I LOST ALL MY Money and would have perhaps another tire BAD sent so it's screw the customer... THEY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE. BAD BUSINESS.

19 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Sept. 5, 2017

This is my first time buying from Tire Rack. I ordered four CONTINENTAL EXTREMECONTACT DWS tires at 91.65 per tire. When I went to have the tires put on the first tire the body shop started to install blew out. I called, talked to Ella ** (who was very rude) and told her what happened. She said to take pictures of the blowout and email them to her. When I emailed her the photos I did not hear anything back in a week or more. I called and she emailed me saying it was the body shop's fault. So I said "Ok, I will return the other 3 tires that have never been used and take a 90 dollar loss."

When they refunded me it turned out even worse. My total purchase for the tires including shipping and taxes was $415.40. They refunded me $222.95. Said they would not refund my shipping. So I lost pretty much $200 to them and have not one thing to show for it except a blowout tire. I would NEVER recommend anyone to purchase anything from Tire Rack. The most horrible company I have ever dealt with.

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23 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Aug. 11, 2017

Sent 4 Goodyear Assurance tires back after I measured them with a tread gauge (Not just a penny trick) and they were all around 2/32nds. Sent them back and some how 3 of them gained tread during the trip back. They said one tire was 2/32nds and the other three were up to 7/32nds. How does one tire wear out that much when they were all installed at the same time and the alignment was checked to be fine when they were removed? But they said they'd try to get the one covered. I will never deal with this company again. My mistake was not getting the Tire shop to write down the tread depths before sending them back.

16 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: June 1, 2017

I have been a customer for over 15 years but that does NOT mean a thing to Tire Rack if there is a problem. I recently had a tire suffer a not repairable puncture. I contacted the third party insurer and got a claim established. I followed ALL their instructions in proceeding to get the repair made or certification that repair was not viable. When it was discovered repair was not possible, the insurer was contacted to get authorization for a replacement tire. Because there was a discrepancy on Tire Rack's end regarding the DOT number for the tire, they refused to honor the claim. I called Tire Rack Customer Service and tried to reason with them but they insisted that I had previously replaced the tire and did not purchase it from Tire Rack. The representative was polite but insisted there was nothing to be done. Although she was polite, she essentially called me a liar and refused to acknowledge the mistake made by Tire Rack.

29 people found this review helpful
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Original review: May 28, 2017

I bought some wheels based on their curated positive reviews. I should have known that it was artificially inflated to make the product look good. Literally, every good trait that the reviewers stated was negated when I used the wheel. From durability to strength against deformations from road imperfections... the Raijin Enkei wheels failed horribly. They did NOT post my negative honest review about their wheel. So I go to delete my account. What do you know... there is no way to delete an account at - no clear button, no link, NOTHING. So they let you sign up, but you can never leave. I wrote their customer service dept. requesting an account delete. Stay away. Stick with Discount Tire at your locality.

20 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 27, 2017

I have purchased tires from Tire Rack for 35 years, my last 2 orders took over 3 weeks to get resolved. Everyone at Tire Rack I spoke to in service, Rachael, Able, Chuck could care less about resolving my problem. I had to cancel the order and go to TireBuyer (who was cheaper than Tire Rack). I have also dealt with TireBuyer and not had problems.

22 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: May 10, 2017 Ordered tires April 26, 2017 with a May 10th shipping date. The 10th came and I decided to call. They said, "hh looks like those tires will not be available in June."

Coincidentally, they have raised the price by $26/set in the interim. The lady said I could speak with sales about some other brand. I researched tires for my MK4 R32 for a long time, I don't want a bait-and-switch job. The lady on the phone was completely rude and just kept repeating the same script. I've been ordering everything online for a few years now. I can tell you this, we will eventually return to retail stores once people get tired of getting jacked around online. Anyway, shame on Tire Rack. Buy locally!

19 people found this review helpful
Verified Buyer
Original review: April 10, 2017

Bought four tires from them through eBay. Within days the same tires were on their website for 30.00 each. When I complained, they just said they did not price adjust - not even their own. Reputable companies will adjust even if the lower price is from another company.

17 people found this review helpful
Verified Buyer
Original review: April 9, 2017

I wish I had read the reviews before I did business with Tire Rack. Those reviews are absolutely the most horrendous collection of poor customer reviews ever assembled in one specific company’s review! How does Tire Rack stay in business? And one more critical question: How is it that such a highly esteemed company such as Michelin would associate themselves -- and risk their reputation -- by teaming up with Tire Rack?

I bought Michelin Defender Tires for my Subaru from Tire Rack. They had a warranty for 90,000 miles and 6 years. These tires were performing like great tires UNTIL we returned from a 7,500 mile trip across the US and I discovered that one of the tires had worn through several layers of the steel belt! We had only 56,000 miles on the tires. This never should have happened since we followed the stringent Subaru rotation and balancing requirements every 7,500 miles. The owner of our local tire shop said that it was clear that the tire was DEFECTIVE because it separated – which is why it failed prematurely. BTW -- You can imagine my wife going bananas when she saw the STEEL BELTS! Two days prior, we were driving thru Texas at the posted 80 MPH speed limit – literally ALL DAY! A blow-out could have been fatal.

When I called Tire Rack about the defective tire’s failure and my warranty, they said to send the tires back and they would determine the tire wear which would decide the amount of refund. After their examination, Tire Rack decided that they would give me a 19 % refund! I was shocked! So, I called Michelin’s Warranty Dept and asked them to determine my Warranty compensation – which they did. They reviewed the pictures and my explanation and then they offered a 41% refund!! More than DOUBLE Tire Rack’s refund!

Because Michelin’s compensation was so much better than Tire Rack had offered, I asked Tire Rack to re-consider their Warranty compensation. Well, I guess they didn’t expect me to go to Michelin -- and because I did -- they were stuck between a rock and a hard place. Although they resented it, they agreed to 41% BUT only if I was going to buy new Michelin tires from Tire Rack. That will never happen – especially when they tried to cheat me out of an honest warranty compensation! Nope -– I’m gone! Tire Rack will NEVER EVER see my money again!

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26 people found this review helpful
Verified Buyer
Original review: April 6, 2017

I recently ordered four shocks online. I called Tire Rack and confirmed that they were in stock as the website stated. I completed my online transaction on a Tues. afternoon. When Tire Rack tried to charge my credit card, my credit card company denied the payment and then notified me the next day, Wednesday. I called my credit card company and OK'd the charge and was told to "contact Tire Rack" to resubmit the charge. A lady from customer service at Tire Rack happened to call me immediately after I talked to my credit card company and told me my credit card charge was denied. I asked her to resubmit it, which she did and the charge went through.

This occurred on Wednesday morning. I just received my shocks the next day, Thursday in the morning. The gentleman I spoke to, to confirm they were in stock was polite and helpful, the lady from accounting was polite and helpful and the shocks were delivered on time as promised. I will deal with them again. P.S. My son has bought wheels and tires from Tire Rack in the past and was very pleased and that is why he recommended them to me. And NO I am not affiliated with Tire Rack in any way, just a satisfied customer.

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10 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Feb. 12, 2017

Ordered tires as recommended from Tire Rack - After two days - received e-mail that there was an "address" problem with their recommended installer - four days after order only two tires were received by installer. Ironically installer states he can get tires locally for more money! So instead of price quoted - I paid additional $50.00 for same tires to be installed (tires I had were bad)... What a classic bait and switch program!!! Had to contact credit card company to get credit - Tire company said my responsibility to return tires even though never received.

12 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 10, 2017

While searching for a good deal on tires I went to the website for pricing after seeing the ad on the TV and an ad online. Well they are no cheaper than the local shops prices like discount tires, firestone, Goodyear, Sam's Club, Walmart etc... On some prices they are $10 to $20 if not more higher. This is not "wholesale" nor what they claim to be "off the prices of retail" in the commercials online and on the TV. This place is a rip off and a joke. I did not buy from them. I will also tell everyone I know NOT to ever buy from them. They are overpriced and that just to get your tires from your LOCAL stores shop around.

16 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Jan. 30, 2017

In August of 2015, my husband and I purchased 4 Sumitomo tires from Tire Rack. In September of 2016, not even 13 months later and not even 15,000 miles, all four tires were completely bald and one was showing thread. We contacted customer service, provided the information they asked for (number of tire rotations and alignments within that year's time) and as many pictures/angles as possible. Based on their "experts" opinion from looking at some images, our tires were deemed not warranty-able and that our alignment caused the issue. When I immediately provided proof of the alignment specifications that occurred in April of 2016 with before and after alignment specifications, they refused to respond.

My husband called them and I emailed them in December to ask if they were even going to respond to my email with proof of proper alignment specifications. As of January 29, 2017, we have yet to hear from them. We had proof of proper care and maintenance, documented oil changes, tire rotations and alignments and never even drove the car out of the state in the 15 months they were on our car. Worst customer service ever.

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18 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 19, 2017

Tried to order 2 tires for my Honda Civic. The order was processed and the funds taken out of my account. I never received the tires and took me two weeks to get a refund from They tried to encourage me to purchase again but I just went to

16 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Jan. 18, 2017

Bought a set of tires through Tire Rack specifically because the delivery was promised by a certain date. What a joke! No movement or update on the packages. The track my package function is laughable. I called Customer Service who was both rude and unhelpful, and automatically attributed it to the weather and said it was out of her control and didn't even bother apologizing or offer to expend any effort looking into the matter further or why the fourth package was not released. I mentioned I spoke with the carrier who did not mention anything of the sort and that when I bought the wheels I was promised delivery by yesterday so I could get these on my vehicle IN TIME which is why I bought them in the first place.

Weather has been weather all week long, if that were a factor it should have been reflected in the estimated delivery time. I asked her name and she HUNG UP on me. I just spent $1,600 with these guys and shockingly not how I expect to be treated. With customer service like that, I will be sure not to use them again or recommend them to friends.

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18 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Jan. 18, 2017

In Nov. of 2016 I bought 4 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires for my Mazda MX-5. After installation at my tire store, I noticed the ride was bumpy. Two tires were out of round. I got Tire Rack to send replacement, and it was no better. Anyone could see the tread surface rise and fall with each revolution on the tire machine. In all, three tires were sent but only one did not wobble. Now only one tire was needed, but TR Customer Service was getting impatient over the phone as soon as I gave them my invoice number and saw our growing record of failed attempts at coming to a solution.

Some reps were nicer than others. Two gave me their extension #'s but dialing them didn't work. I left one a message to call back, but she did not. Two reps said they had to get approval to send another tire. I heard from one, with a negative answer. Finally at rep. #5 seemed most helpful, instructing me to another tire store, which had the equipment needed, a road-force balance machine. If she knew from their system which one of their affiliated stores had what machines, why didn't the first four reps? An incredible waste of time for me, the customer.

Tire Rack has one way to measure out-of-round tires. The road-force rating has to be no more than 25 pounds for them to consider the tire bad. Two tires that they said they road-forced looked and felt wobbly. I took the latest bad tire to the new tire store and they did a great job at an impossible task. They tested all four of my wheels and all the tires. Wheels were round. One tire was without wobble. The three marginal tires measured 25, 26, 27 pounds. I would be OK with the 25, but two were bad by TR's own standard. The shop's tech said the compound on the tires was exceedingly stiff. By this time I was in email communication with someone who I think may be a supervisor. I sent her the good tire store's invoice with the results of their test. Her second email stated that I may be entitled to a different set of tires. After a week of silence, I emailed back for some status on my case. So far, I got none.

It's now Jan. 17. If they were working on a solution, they should be letting me know. It seems like they want me to go away. My newly balanced bad tires feel better, but like the store said, they couldn't get all the wobbles out. The head employee said I should go for the replacement set. I headed for the interstate for a test. Most highway miles I get a constant, mild thump, and about 40% of lesser roads I can feel the wobble. Sometimes it's worse, probably when the tires are turned so that the lumps happen together.

I have bought at least two sets of tires from TR in the past without problem - no need for returns. Discounted tires, fresh manufacture dates, yes, these are great advantages, as long as the tires are true. The problem with their business model is they are remote from experiencing the product as the customer sees and feels it. This is where customer service should make up the difference. They don't.

Tire Rack uses "feel" descriptions in their ads and online product listings. Talking about smooth ride and handling is how you sell tires. But in my case, after the sale, they completely ignore my complaint about the lumpy ride. They didn't think "feel" mattered any more if it cost them more replacements. All they could cite was their internal testing number of 25 pounds of road force they said the tires were clearing. Their description of my Super Sports claimed "unsurpassed handling". That's false advertising, because two of the tires ARE surpassed by the round ones they did send me.

I was polite but persistent over the phone with TR. I wonder if they thought I had nothing better to do than to cause them trouble or get constant new tires one by one! Unless I get satisfaction soon, I will consider this experience a rip-off and will spend the rest of my days testifying to everyone who may buy tires to stay away from Tire In my case, sending a photo would not help. All I have is a video of a tire wobbling on a balancer.

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19 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Dec. 29, 2016 Ordered tires for my truck in CA three days ago. I used them because I saw next day delivery and needed the tires fast to drive back to Colorado. They said yesterday they would be delivered by 10:30 am. Didn't happen. I called and they had not even left the facility. At least Quinn was kind enough to refund freight.

Fast forward to today and again no delivery. I've called Tire Rack who said it was a priority, the tires should be here "soon" (that was 2.5 hours ago) but no guarantee. I've called the shipper and now sit with three cancelled appointments to get them installed and no idea when or if they will arrive and no way to drive back to CO on time. Here's hoping they get the tire size right IF they ever arrive.

14 people found this review helpful
Verified Buyer
Original review: Dec. 16, 2016

DO NOT BUY A THING FROM THIS PLACE!!! I bought a set of American Racing rims. They were on the car from July to November and started to pit...ALL OF THEM not just one. Tire Rack said that is from road salt and weather. I am from NJ. We don't have road salt in the summer. Their solution was offering me 25% off another set of rims from them. Really!!! 4 months and less than 1500 miles on the rims and look like absolute **.

17 people found this review helpful
Verified Buyer
Original review: Dec. 10, 2016

Purchased 5 sensors that don't work/defective. Paid $20 each wheel installation fee. 2 different tire service centers could not get them to read. Contacted Tire Rack customer service with no response. This company completely ignores complaint, and doesn't respond. I'm out $350.

21 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Dec. 1, 2016

Ordered 4 tires for my Ford F150. When they showed up one was damaged, Tire Rack blamed me and said I could not return. After much debate they agreed to take back but made me pay for shipping. Decided to try out other websites and found a better deal on I wouldn't waste your time with Tire Rack!!!

19 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Nov. 14, 2016

I made a November 8th order using the TIRE RACK website. The reason I ordered tires was my son along with my mechanic have ordered tires for two of my son's vehicles from the company. Ordered tires while out of town without vehicle. Used the TIRE RACK website to look up tires for my vehicle. They shipped tires charging me for the UPS charges, took to my small town mechanic who told me they were the wrong size. He showed me three different manuals with the correct factory original listing for my vehicle, which means TIRE RACK website lists the incorrect size.

So I tried the web chat service, which was useless. I then called and spoke with an actual human, told her the error. She informed me that as a ''courtesy'' TIRE RACK would pay for the return shipping but I would still be charged for the original UPS freight charge. Again, I reminded TIRE RACK the website was in error. I also emailed TIRE RACK and received this email:

"Good afternoon, Thank you for your email. I see that you have already spoken to a member of our customer service team. If you need further assistance or have any other questions, please contact our Customer Service Department and we'll be happy to assist you. We are available at 1-888 981-3953, extension **.

Thank you."

So, they issued return shipping and UPS picked them up. Was told they would credit my account within 24 hours of receipt of wrong tires. Called them again today, Monday, spoke with **. Was told they received the return on Thursday and I would get a credit today. Asked, again, why I am paying for shipping on an error on TIRE RACK's end. No response. In fact, during this entire fiasco, no one at TIRE RACK has acknowledged the error or made any attempt at making an apology or telling me anything about my order for the incorrect tires. TIRE RACK and customer service? NONE! So as a ''courtesy'' to my fellow consumers, look for another place to purchase tires!

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18 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Oct. 7, 2016

I have bought several tires from Tire Rack while living in Canada and have not had any warranty problems with premature wear. BUT I just did and only got 20,000 miles of tread wear out of a set of Bridgestone/Firestone Destination LE tires that had a tread life warranty of 60,000 miles. DO NOT BUY TIRES FROM TIRE RACK IN CANADA IF YOU EXPECT TO NEED A WARRANTY. I had the tires installed at a Tire Rack recommended installer in Calgary and had a full 4 wheel alignment. After only 20,000 miles I had hit a tread wear of 3 on one tire and all the other tires had severe wear. I went back to the installer and they said they do not handle warranties. I then called Tire Rack and they said to go through a Firestone/Bridgestone dealer in Calgary. The retail dealers said they cannot warranty tires not purchased in Alberta and since my tires were shipped from the USA they are technically USA tires.

Called Tire Rack again and they said to work through the Alberta Bridgestone/Firestone head office. They also said the same thing. "If you don't buy the tires here we will not warranty them." Went back to Tire Rack and they had me bring the car in 3 times to a tire specialist that confirmed premature even wear on the tires, that my car was fully aligned and to also complete a detailed tread report measuring several parts of the tire. All of this was sent to Tire Rack and all the data pointed to bad tires. Tire Rack dragged me along for 4 months doing nothing and saying they are still reviewing the reports. I gave up and bought new tires. For what you save it is not worth giving up the tire warranty. I paid $1120.00 to Tire Rack for tires that only lasted 20,000 miles and they did nothing to help compensate me. Stay away from Tire Rack if you are a Canadian.

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19 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Oct. 4, 2016

Bought 4 Kumho 17 inch Solus tires for my Dodge Dakota from tire rack but only fitted 2 to the front. Got a bumping after 30,000 miles and find one tire has a large bulge in the tread. Called Tire Rack and service person says "you can send it back at your own expense but I can tell you, we will say you hit a curb and damaged it so you will get nothing." 6 months later second one does the same thing. I rang them but basically told them I wouldn't buy from them again. Today the third tire has done the same at less than half wear, so I will have to go and buy a tire locally.

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Tire Rack expert review by Lauren Fix

Tire Rack has over 2.2 million square feet of distribution center space across the country packed with inventory from 21 major tire and 58 wheel brands. Their prices are competitive and their expertise is unmatched. Tire Rack has its own track to put tires to the test lap after lap, so you know exactly how a tire performs.

  • Tire navigator: Search for tires by year, make and model as well as tire and wheel packages already mounted and ready to install.

  • Availability: Tires or tire and wheel packages are ready to deliver by the next day in most cases.

  • Major brands: BF Goodrich, Continental, Avon, Bridgestone, Dunlop, Firestone, General Tire, Goodyear, Hankook, Hoosier, Kuhmo, Michelin, Pirelli, Toyo, Yokohama and more.

  • Learning center: Tire Rack has an extensive area of their website dedicated to education, research and advice.

  • Installation: Can be shipped directly to the installer of your choice or one of their 8,000+installers. All you have to do is schedule your appointment and show up. Tires can also be shipped directly to your address.

  • Best for: Sports car and high-end vehicle drivers, extreme performance, touring, winter, run-flats, light truck and SUV drivers and passenger vehicle drivers.

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Lauren Fix, also called The Car Coach, is an automotive and auto finance expert. Her understanding of vehicles has made her the “go to” person on TV, radio, print media and the Internet. She has authored multiple books and writes a column for several outlets, including Parade Magazine, NewsMax and Car Coach Reports. She is a regular guest on major news and morning shows, discussing the latest updates on cars and car financing that will help drivers make smart decisions when buying, maintaining and financing cars.

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