Why buy tires from Auto Lab instead of a discount tire store?

Auto Lab owner Kevin Riddick inspecting tires on a client's JeepWe’ll Help You Save More Money in the Long Run

When you’re ready for your next set of tires, Auto Lab is here to help you choose the best tires for your vehicle, your driving habits and your budget.

Think you’ll save a bundle by going to a big box discount tire store instead? Here are four reasons why you should choose an independent auto repair shop like Auto Lab instead:

1) Your tires are the only contact between your car and the road.

They keep you maneuvering down the road safely when it’s wet, snowy or icy, and they work with your brakes to ensure you stop safely when you need to. And in all weather conditions, they help to create a smooth ride. Do you really want to make price your primary factor when tires play such an important role in your safety?

2) We’ll help you choose the tires that best fit your needs.

Ready for new tires? Book an appointmentThis seems like an obvious statement, but consider this. Because we know you and your family, we also tend to know what your plans are for your car. And if we know you’re going to keep your car for another three years and you drive 15,000 miles a year, we’re going to recommend a 60,000-mile tire. Why? Because the tires will still be in good shape when you sell the car or trade it in. If you buy a 45,000-mile tire, you’ll have to replace the tires before you sell or trade the car. A discount store, on the other hand, is much less likely to take the time to ask the questions necessary to make this recommendation. They’re much more likely to focus on the short-term savings of a set of 45,000-mile tires, which will cost you more in the long run.

3) We don’t have to sell tires because they’re on sale or we need to clear out inventory.

Because we order our tires locally from multiple sources, we do not need to stock any inventory. This means, we can focus on selling you the right tire — and not focus on clearing out the warehouse or selling you what’s on sale this month. This means we can recommend a brand of tires based on your needs, not ours.

4) Never under estimate the importance of a proper installation.

You’d be surprised how easy it is for an entry-level technician–who’s under the gun to install several sets of tires every day–to forget to reset your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) or to overlook a spot of dirt on a rim that leads to a slow leak. At Auto Lab in Libertyville, our ASE-Certified Technicians are given the time needed to focus on quality, not quantity. They take the time to properly install the new tires, including cleaning the rims thoroughly, installing tire valves carefully and balancing the wheels properly. How many times have you left an auto shop and had to return because there was a slight vibration in your new tires?

And remember: When you need those new tires, you can use our free loaners, take a ride in our courtesy shuttle or take advantage of after-hours drop-off.

Have questions about buying new tires? Feel free to call or email us. We’re here to help!

Enjoy free tire rotations when you buy new tires at Auto Lab!

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