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Old 03-21-2016, 12:10 PM   #1
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FMCA Michelin Advantage Pricing

I'm in need of new tires for my Fleetwood Expedition (275/70/22.5 I believe). I've read about the FMCA Michelin Advantage program but I am unable to find any pricing information. Is there a way to see what the discount price is without joining FMCA?
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I'm in need of new tires for my Fleetwood Expedition (275/70/22.5 I believe). I've read about the FMCA Michelin Advantage program but I am unable to find any pricing information. Is there a way to see what the discount price is without joining FMCA?
When I wanted to know more about the program, I talked to two different Michelin dealers who participated in the program, and asked them what the price difference was. In the end I saved a total of $150 after subtracting a one year subscription to FMCA, which was not near as much as I expected to save having heard of people who claimed to have saved over $1000. YMMV
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I think you can call FMCA and they can assist you in figuring out your savings and locating your closest dealer.
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When I wanted to know more about the program, I talked to two different Michelin dealers who participated in the program, and asked them what the price difference was. In the end I saved a total of $150 after subtracting a one year subscription to FMCA, which was not near as much as I expected to save having heard of people who claimed to have saved over $1000. YMMV

The size of the savings depends on the dealer and his pricing policy. Tire dealers have a great deal of pricing authority and how they view motorhomes will determine what kind of price they will give you. The Michelin national account program that FMCA is part of, cuts out that pricing uncertainty. It places you in the same pricing tier as the dealers commercial customers.
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The size of the savings depends on the dealer and his pricing policy. Tire dealers have a great deal of pricing authority and how they view motorhomes will determine what kind of price they will give you. The Michelin national account program that FMCA is part of, cuts out that pricing uncertainty. It places you in the same pricing tier as the dealers commercial customers.
The savings from both dealers was almost identical, I went with the second dealer as he had the tires on hand and the first dealer didnt. I would guess that if you went by the MSRP of tires you would "save" a lot more than I did.
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I just bought a set of 235/80R/22.5 Michelins with the Advantage program. I saved $100 per tire over dealers price, and the dealer had no input or knowledge of the invoice price to me. Michelin set that price. Mounting, balancing, valve stems, etc., were what the dealer submitted, but the invoice for these services came to me through Michelin, not the dealer.

Cost for the set came to about $300 more than I could have gotten a set of 245/75/22.5 Toyo M154 tires mounted for. If I'm still around when these time out, I think I'll go with the Toyos..!
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I think you can call FMCA and they can assist you in figuring out your savings and locating your closest dealer.
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When I wanted to know more about the program, I talked to two different Michelin dealers who participated in the program, and asked them what the price difference was. In the end I saved a total of $150 after subtracting a one year subscription to FMCA, which was not near as much as I expected to save having heard of people who claimed to have saved over $1000. YMMV

I saved $40 per tire, so a total of $200 after subtracting a one year subscription. However, it was a total of $975 less than a quote from a BIG RV store.
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I just bought a set of 235/80R/22.5 Michelins with the Advantage program. I saved $100 per tire over dealers price, and the dealer had no input or knowledge of the invoice price to me. Michelin set that price. Mounting, balancing, valve stems, etc., were what the dealer submitted, but the invoice for these services came to me through Michelin, not the dealer.

Cost for the set came to about $300 more than I could have gotten a set of 245/75/22.5 Toyo M154 tires mounted for. If I'm still around when these time out, I think I'll go with the Toyos..!
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From my December 2014 price sheet, I see that the XZA2 Energy tire net invoice price is $520.30
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Last year we purchased 2 new front tires through this program and the dealer we used charged a mount, balance, and disposal (of the trade ins) fee totaling $50.00 per tire. A month ago, we decided to replace the other 6 and after registering our credit card with Michelin contacted the same dealer and requested they check if they had these in stock. After 2 different tries and no return call, I asked FMCA for the name of another dealer which they readily provided. This dealer had them in stock and we set up an appointment to install. Almost as an afterthought I asked what they charged per tire. Their price was $85.00 each! So, I asked if they would consider matching the price I paid last year, and surprisingly , they agreed to get withing $5.00. So, even though the price per tire is set by Michelin, each dealer is free to charge their own labor. Another thing I learned is that you can charge the entire amount through the Michelin/ FMCA program or you can pay for the installation directly to the dealer. This dealer originally wanted to bill it all through Michelin, (I assume that he could then charge his regular rate) but was very nice when I asked if I could pay direct so as to get the lower price we agreed on.
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FMCA Michelin Advantage Pricing

I just purchased 6 235/80R 22.5 Michelin tires via the FMCA Michelin Advantage program. After receiving the 5-digit MSPN number from the dealer I called FMCA and was quoted a price of $399.90 per tire. This was $65 less per tire than the cheapest online price I could find. I paid the dealer for mounting/balancing, disposal etc. and was billed on the same credit card (Mastercard or Visa only) for the tires by Michelin. The total out-the-door price was just under $3000. I was a little skeptical of the beads used for balancing but it has no vibration at all. I was worried about the date code after seeing TV reports on customers receiving tires that had been on the shelf for seven years. The tires were installed 5-23-16 and had a DOT date code of 1716 which is the 17th week of 2016. You can't get much newer than that.

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