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Old 10-01-2019, 01:07 PM   #1
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I bought 6- 275/80r22.5 rear and 2- 295/80r22.5 front Michelin tires. The tire shop quoted me $6925.19 balanced, tax and installed. The FMCA charged me $5608.07 for a savings of $1317.12. WOW That pays for a lot of membership.
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Old 10-01-2019, 01:22 PM   #2
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I bought 6- 275/80r22.5 rear and 2- 295/80r22.5 front Michelin tires. The tire shop quoted me $6925.19 balanced, tax and installed. The FMCA charged me $5608.07 for a savings of $1317.12. WOW That pays for a lot of membership.

I've used the FMCA tire program for my cars as well. The special prices are better than I can get typically from the tire dealers.
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I bought 6- 275/80r22.5 rear and 2- 295/80r22.5 front Michelin tires. The tire shop quoted me $6925.19 balanced, tax and installed. The FMCA charged me $5608.07 for a savings of $1317.12. WOW That pays for a lot of membership.

Wow! That tire shop was set to really rip you off!


Five years ago I bought six Michelin 235x80 22.5 tires. I asked the tire shop what they would charge for the tires without the FMCA discount. I dont recall the exact figures but accounting for a one year membership in FMCA, I saved a total of $150, not $150 per tire, but $150 over all.
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I bought 6- 275/80r22.5 rear and 2- 295/80r22.5 front Michelin tires. The tire shop quoted me $6925.19 balanced, tax and installed. The FMCA charged me $5608.07 for a savings of $1317.12. WOW That pays for a lot of membership.
Excellent savings but you quote the difference between a retail out the door price vs just the tire costs through FMCA. Where did you find a participating FMCA shop that installed them for free? Installation varies from $60 to $80 per tire and in our area each shop gets from $10 to $20 disposal fee. Those costs would account for over half the savings through FMCA. I believe Spartan charges $660 for install if you get the tires from FMCA to them.

I'm not knocking the FMCA plan but I just replaced all the Michelins on our Anthem. I would have a hour drive to the nearest shop that participates in the FMCA plan and leave the coach overnight. Taking that fuel and time into consideration it closely matches the cost I was quoted by three local truck tire stores for the tires including install. I checked in detail with three local outlets for Michelin truck tires and all three were very competitive and within a few hundred dollars out the door with the FMCA plan. Plus to sweeten the deal they gave me an excellent price on a new set of skins for the toad.

My understanding is the tire provider basically gives the FMCA shop $50 per tire and they can make more by not participating and avoid the hassles they claim of the plan.

Best case the FMCA plan may work well for some but I did not find it to be an advantage at the end of the day in my area. JMHO
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Nice price Thor.

I see Jestal's post and believe the install price can vary quite a bit depending on the location. My price on Michelin's averaged about what your's did, and mime were installed in a smaller town, just north of Dallas. I do think some of the truck tire stores are fairly competitive on tires if you look around. You will love the drive and ride. Let us know how it is.
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If you go to a commercial truck tire shop you can get at least $100 each in trade for the old 275's as they are used for truck trailer tires. On my 06 Diplomat I got $100 each for the 5 year old 275 Goodyears I had on the drive and $200 each for the 2 year old Continentals I had on the steer for a total of $800. Anything above 275 will have a value but not as much.
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