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Old 02-21-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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FMCA tire discount

I would like to purchase four Michelin XZA Energy 2 tires . Size 275/70/R22.5. Any recommendations for dealers in south or central Florida that honor the FMCA discount? The price quoted by the Micelin dealer in Fort Myers, Fl. seems to be quite high. We will be driving through central Fl, next week and are willing to detour for a resonable price.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:48 PM   #2
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I would like to purchase four Michelin XZA Energy 2 tires . Size 275/70/R22.5. Any recommendations for dealers in south or central Florida that honor the FMCA discount? The price quoted by the Micelin dealer in Fort Myers, Fl. seems to be quite high. We will be driving through central Fl, next week and are willing to detour for a resonable price.
I suggest you carefully read the details of "how" to buy tires thru the "FMCA" discount program here: Michelin Advantage program - instructions

To me, it seems like it is a somewhat convoluted process. The dealer does not even charge your CC, but that is done by Michelin several days after the tires are installed.

However the savings "may" prove to be worth all the efforts, especially if replacing more than one tire. Like with so many "programs", if you don't follow all the rules....you should expect to encounter problems.

Good luck and safe travels!
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:22 PM   #3
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I "followed the rules" with the Michelin Monaco Owners discount program, which came out before the FMCA and was very happy with the way the program worked and will do it again next time I need tires.
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I also used the Monaco program and the savings ended up being ~$100/tire. The process is not convoluted. Any Michelin dealer who deals with national accounts knows how to do it. Use the Michelin website to look for truck tire dealers then use the "pull-down" to select those in your area with national account "status." Be aware that your tires may have to be ordered by the dealer; how often they order from Michelin may depend on the dealer's size so if you are just passing through you may want to arrange things in advance.
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I also used the Monaco program and the savings ended up being ~$100/tire. The process is not convoluted. Any Michelin dealer who deals with national accounts knows how to do it. Use the Michelin website to look for truck tire dealers then use the "pull-down" to select those in your area with national account "status." Be aware that your tires may have to be ordered by the dealer; how often they order from Michelin may depend on the dealer's size so if you are just passing through you may want to arrange things in advance.
The main thing is to make sure the dealer is a National Accounts dealer (fleet sales) a lot of Michelin tire stores are clueless to the FMCA or any other discount. .
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Tire prices have been rising steadily, especially on the big ones common to DP's. The larger sizes, e.g. 295/80R22.5, are now getting up near $1000/tire MSRP, so even the discounted price is steep.
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........... The process is not convoluted.....
You're right, I used THAT term incorrectly. I should have said:

To me, it seems like a somewhat "bassackwards" process.

That is how my dear departed Daddy would have described a purchase where you find out the actual price a week AFTER the tires are installed.

According to the FMCA program instructions I linked earlier:

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The ACTUAL discounted tire price will be shown on the invoice that you receive from FMCA a few days after your tires have been installed.
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Perhaps the "Monaco" program was different, I really don't know.
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That is how my dear departed Daddy would have described a purchase where you find out the actual price a week AFTER the tires are installed.

According to the FMCA program instructions I linked earlier:

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The ACTUAL discounted tire price will be shown on the invoice that you receive from FMCA a few days after your tires have been installed.
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Perhaps the "Monaco" program was different, I really don't know.
I do not have any experience with the FMCA, but I do have with the Monaco program. I downloaded the price list from the Monaco members site and knew exactly what I was going to pay BEFORE I purchased and was very pleased with the price.
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I do not have any experience with the FMCA, but I do have with the Monaco program. I downloaded the price list from the Monaco members site and knew exactly what I was going to pay BEFORE I purchased and was very pleased with the price.
Same for the FMCA discount, there is a listing of the most common sizes on the site and you can ask for prices on others.
I replaced our tires before the FMCA program came out. I went through a dealer that had the National accounts and got pretty much the same price that way.
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