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Offline harryhendo

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Cost to put on a new tire
« on: June 01, 2019, 12:28:27 PM »
The front tire on my 2016 wore out after 6000 miles, so I bought a tire on sale and brought it to the dealer to put on. The dealer charged me $91.

I asked them if I hadn't brought in my own tire, would the charge be less, and they said that no, it didn't matter.

Does $91 sound excessive? I didn't take the wheel off for them, they did that. But it still seems like a lot of money to just change the tire. And the front wheel doesn't require any chain tensioning. Just three bolts (two caliper, one pinch) to remove.

Anyway, I'd be interested to hear what others pay for the same service.
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Re: Cost to put on a new tire
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 02:10:34 PM »
Well..., maybe. I've never taken a bike in for a tire change, I used to just take the wheels and new tires. Now, I take them to a buddy's house who has a tire changer.

But, when you consider that most shops around here charge $95 (I think) an hour for labor, then maybe it's not terribly out of line. Remove the wheel, remove the old tire, mount the new one, balance it, remount, etc..  I could see most of an hour labor.

Next time just take them the wheel and tire or cheaper yet, find an independent shop that will do it for you.

More and more dealers around here won't mount a tire that you didn't buy from them. They say it's a liability thing (?).  I think it's more likely a money thing...
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Re: Cost to put on a new tire
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2019, 07:10:44 PM »
The mechanic I use charged 15 if you take the bike in, or 10 for a loose wheel.

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Re: Cost to put on a new tire
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2019, 11:21:22 PM »
$91 would be fine with me, if that included the tyre.
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Re: Cost to put on a new tire
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2019, 06:06:10 AM »
Had my stock tires changed over to Shinko 705s last week her in Prince George BC Canada for under $23. with new stems. Not all tire shops do bike tires though.
I did not purchase the tires at the shop that did the change over. Just to clarify.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2019, 06:14:41 AM by North Season »

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Re: Cost to put on a new tire
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2019, 06:31:59 AM »
15  up here in Durham but $91  :745: :745: :745: :745: :745: RIPPED OFF.

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Re: Cost to put on a new tire
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2019, 08:26:58 AM »
I would assume that the tyre person would normally make their profit from both the sale of the tyre and the labour of it's fitting.
You've short cut his profit by buying the tyre on special somewhere else so they are having to make all of their profit from the fitting labour only.
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Re: Cost to put on a new tire
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2019, 11:55:16 AM »
Free, if the tyre is bought from the Fitters!

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Re: Cost to put on a new tire
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2019, 01:29:08 AM »
The price of tire install and balance varies across the USA and on balance is higher than what is charged in other Western countries.  That said, $91 is on the very high end.  Had you taken the wheel off and had the new tire installed, perhaps you might have paid $60 at this shops rate.

From my experience, $90 to $110 is quite common when you bring both wheels in to a shop to have new tires installed.  This includes the disposal fee you have to pay for the old tire.  Oddly, I've found larger chain shops charge less than the smaller garages if you are a "new" customer.  Anyway, it's way over priced which is why many people change their own tires.

In Canada, I pay the equivalent of $16 USD per tire if the wheels are removed from the bike.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2019, 01:31:21 AM by manray »

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Re: Cost to put on a new tire
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2019, 05:12:31 PM »
Thanks for all the replies (well actually Piglet's wasn't very kind). But the rest confirmed that what I paid was way too much. I'm looking for another shop next time.
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