The site is one I found quite by accident after doing a search for a tire scanning device. But I was also in the market for replacement tires, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover this new online tire site. The site is called Tirescanner.com. It’s an online platform that lets you search local tire shops inventory for the right tires for your vehicle, and have them installed locally. The best part for me was the prices, they were better than what I found on the usual suspects – Walmart, DiscountTire, Costco, etc.
In the past, when I was searching for replacement tires, I would maybe start with TireRack to get some info on the best tire for my car, and then look up the usual suspects for deals — DiscountTire, Walmart, Costcocars.com, etc. With several windows or tabs open, I would flick between them all looking for the best price, or if there were any promos or deal available.
But that was time-consuming and a hassle. And then there was the whole shipping issue, if you’re buying tires online, you’re getting a mail order service. The tire retailer will have to ship your tires to either your home, workplace or arrange to drop off at a local tire shop. All this takes extra time, could be anything between 2 and 4 business days. And of course, there’s a shipping fee. Then what happens if they’re not the right tires, maybe the wrong size or model. They have to be returned. Returns adds even more hassle to the process.
I mean, it’s 2020, you’d think there was something simpler out there, an all-in-one service, quicker, and hopefully cheaper. Well there is now, enter Tirescanner.
It basically works like Skyscanner (I wonder if that’s where they got the idea) or Kayak.com I’m a big fan of sites and gadgets that save you time and money. Put a check mark next to both of those categories for Tirscanner.com.
The interface is simple enough. You can search by tire size, or by vehicle. Enter the make and model of the car you want new tires for, along with your zip code, and Tirescanner searches through all the shops in your area, and lists all the best deals for you – prices displayed include install fee, everything is laid out up front.
You can then schedule an install at a time and day (even same day) that’s most convenient for you. No more waiting around for hours in an auto shop, or struggling to get on with your day while waiting for your vehicle to be road ready again. The convenience factor is huge here. When I booked my instal with Trescanner, the shop phoned me within 20 minutes to confirm and go through the details. I also got a call from the customer service at Tirescanner. They ironed out any issues and I got the job done super quick.
So there you have it. If you’re looking for new tires, then give Tirescanner a try. I hope it saves you a bunch of time and dollars like it did for me. I know I’ll be using them again next time.