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I guess I should have asked how much it costs before letting them do the job. I won't be going back there again. I was expecting it to cost about $50. Oh well my car now has style 68 wheels and new tires so I'm happy with that. How much did you guys pay?


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I guess I should have asked how much it costs before letting them do the job. I won't be going back there again. I was expecting it to cost about $50. Oh well my car now has style 68 wheels and new tires so I'm happy with that. How much did you guys pay?


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Did you buy the tires from them?


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$112 may sound high, but I don't really think it's that much. $25 to remove a wheel, remove tire, replace tire and valve stem, balance and remount...done well on an expensive machine? If you used tire rack's 'drop ship' their authorized shops might do it for a lower fixed price. SolidJake undoubtedly has 'guys' who give him a little break...$44 seems crazy low. I think I might have paid $80 cash last time I paid for it.

Shop around, but it's not just price you're looking for...you want a good balance and that means some combination of a good machine and a good tech...and it might seem easy, but it's so critical it be done right, you don't want to go cheap and save $5/wheel only to have to go to another shop to have it done again.

Seems a little high to me, but not crazy high...just saying.
 

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$60-80 cash for 4 wheels is what I usually pay (dismount old, mount new, balance). Most recent one was included with tire purchase, but the shop was owned by my friend's family so that doesn't count.

$25-$30/wheel is pretty standard though at any good shop. I had to search around a bit for better prices.
 

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I didn't buy tires from them. I bought the tires off of Craigslist and the wheels did not have tires on them. I put them on the car myself. They are balanced good, no vibration at 65.


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$60-80 cash for 4 wheels is what I usually pay (dismount old, mount new, balance). Most recent one was included with tire purchase, but the shop was owned by my friend's family so that doesn't count.

$25-$30/wheel is pretty standard though at any good shop. I had to search around a bit for better prices.

If you buy from them it should be included.


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I didn't buy tires from them. I bought the tires off of Craigslist and the wheels did not have tires on them.
The Les Schwab over here refused to mount tires for me that I was planning to buy from tire rack. They didn't carry the tires I wanted. The manager sited liability issues saying they could only stand behind the tires if I bought them there.
 

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Typically $20-25 per wheel/tire.
So 4 wheels/tires + tax $112 seems like you are in the ball park

You might call around other shops in your area to see what they charge.
If you find one to do 4 tires for $50 I'd be shocked.
As long as they are well balanced, and they did not ruin your wheels, smile and be happy :)
 
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