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      11-14-2012, 05:14 PM   #1

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where are you going to get winter tires mounted?

Hey guys,

in the past few winters I've alway went to the dealership to get my winter tires mounted. I don't have seperate wheels and have to swap them on my current wheels every year.

Anyways, I think BMW Alexandria charged me in the neighborhood of $35 per corner.

I called J&F they quoted me $72 per corner. Where are you Arlington/Alexandria owners going?

Incidentally, J&F quoted me $120 for labor for an oil change. Earlier in the year, they quoted me $60 for labor, but they said they'll have to spend more time due to the electronic dipstick, and $60 was for E46 M3s. Obviously, given the oil change kit itself cost $160 and the full change at the BMW Alexandria costing $245 (including oil and filter and misc parts) I also need a good indy BMW shop that can change my oil in the neighborhood of $60 labor. though the $85 ($245 - $160)of labor at BMW Alexandria isn't bad considering they also give me a loaner.

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      11-14-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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Sounds like the dealer is the way to go on this one.
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      11-19-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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For my new winters, I am doing Tire Rack installation at Firestone in McLean for $22.50 a corner. I have the spare wheels to dedicate to winters, but right now they have the aging PSS meat that came on them when I bought them used.

Firestone is my usual tire shop for years and I've never had a problem, but you don't get "road force balancing." If you have any problems with the balance (I never have), you bring it back and they fix it while you wait.

I have also used TireVan for years, and like them quite a bit (they do road force, even though they do it in your driveway). But of course, that's for tire purchase, not remounts. I went with TireRack because I wanted to give the forum sponsor a little coin, and TireVan's website was on the fritz when I tried to price it out anyway.
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      11-19-2012, 12:42 PM   #4

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i pay 0 dollars ! mwahahahahah! my best friend has a shop free work on everything

but seriously he only charges 60-80 bucks max for a customer mount /balance
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