Car tires are one of the most important parts on the vehicle. Good tires don't normally come cheap, however, and in the interest of trying to save some money, many drivers go to big box stores or independent workshops to buy replacement tires. In fact, buying your tires from the dealership is still, overall, the best place to get these valuable parts. Why is that?
Richmond BMW Midlothian offers expertise in the make and model of BMW that you drive. That means that the service department is able to ensure that any parts ordered and fitted are exactly what your car needs. The fit and quality of a car tire has a direct impact on its performance, so you need to ensure that you have tires that are designed specifically for the model you drive. We can give you the confidence that this is the case. A big box store simply can't offer this service and will normally stock OEM products, which are cheaper, imitations of top-branded products.
A dealership will normally offer a better warranty on tires purchased through its parts department. A big box store may not offer any warranty at all, which means that you often need to manage any problems with the manufacturer. Richmond BMW Midlothian will, however, nearly always offer an extended warranty on the tires, and will quickly resolve any problems as soon as they arise.
We have access to all the current information and expertise related to your car. New developments are coming on to the market all the time, so there may be new, better tires available for your car that an independent mechanic wouldn't know about. Richmond BMW Midlothian may also have a wider choice of different types of tires available too (for example, winter tires).
Buying your tires through a dealership doesn't necessarily have to cost more money, either. Although high-quality, branded tires can be quite expensive, we may be able to give you a discounted rate as a reward for being an ongoing customer. In other cases, a dealership may offer additional free, value-add services (such as a free valet) that make it more attractive to go there for your replacement tires.
If you need to replace your tires, therefore, and you're thinking of avoiding your dealership, then you may want to rethink your strategy.