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Over the Christmas holidays we got a big present from Pepboys… new tires for our minivan. I’ve gotten a lot of random things in the mail over the almost 3 years of running Southern Savers, (the most recent being a bottle of Tabasco sauce and an avocado) but this was the first thing that was desperately needed. Over the last 2 years with all of our crazy travels we have put over 40,000 miles on our poor van! The tires it had on it were there when we bought it used a few years ago so it was time.
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If you’ve never had car care done at Pep Boys (I hadn’t before this) they have a great online reservation system that really streamlines everything. I kind of felt like I was taking my car to the doctor after filling out all the fields but when we walked in they had everything done and paper work signed so we handed them the keys and they were off working.
I decided to wait there for the car but another fun feature of the reservation system if you didn’t wait is that you can track the progress of your car! (The doctor’s office doesn’t even have that feature!!)
As for the tires, Pepboys carries lots of name brands but they also carry their own house brand called Definity (made by Cooper Tires). I might not always push house brand groceries but for other purchases this really can be a HUGE money saver. The tire made for our van was $40 cheaper per tire than the name brand version also made by Cooper! At this point I know that I’m a girl and there are probably a lot of other factors to consider, but even with all the other things you might ponder you have to agree that cost does play a factor in your decision.
So far these tires have been great. It might be me being silly but I think it makes me feel like I’m driving a new car. Actually two days after getting the tires was the Christmas snow storm of the south and it was an amazing comfort to drive across the south visiting family and know that we were at least safer with better traction and good tires.
A deal for you:
If you are in the market for tires Pepboys has all Definity, Cooper and Hankook Tires Buy 3, Get 1 Free plus right now they have a printable coupon that you can use on top of the B3G1 deal for an additional $20 to $50 off!
(Tune in tomorrow morning for something even more fun for you from Pepboys, Free Car Care/Stuff!!!)
For those that are more car savvy what tips would you give people looking for new tires??
Any money saving ideas?