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Change tires and brake pads

DocuSign J3ffb
Nov 14

What's the best and cheap way to change tires and brake pads? I own a bmw 3 series and bmw service center is a rip off.

Any phone apps or good auto body shops in Seattle area?

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  • Salesforce / EngLorry Rage
    Discount Tire for tires. They probably can do the breaks as well.
    Or Morgan Motors for breaks and DT for tires.
    Nov 154
    • Facebook Zacks
      Scroll up. The person right above said Discount Tire sucks.
      Nov 15
    • Salesforce / EngLorry Rage
      So? Maybe that person sucks.
      I had good experience with Discount Tire and Les Schlong's quoted price was significantly higher.
      Nov 15
    • Facebook Zacks
      Ok, better to clarify in your answer then. It makes it much more meaningful..
      Nov 15
    • Zenefits yjaN15
      Taking a luxury car to discount tire makes about as much sense as going to a dollar store wearing designer clothes. I owned a beater car for many years and I took it to discount tire. They scratched the rims ... treated you like crap ... but thats ok for a cheap car. I have a better car now. I never take it to DT. Leschwab maybe a bit more expensive but the difference is insignificant considering how rarely you change tires.
      Nov 15
  • Microsoft / Engkejriwal
    Sell your BMW and let the new owner figure it out, and enjoy a brand new Hyundai Tucson.
    Nov 152
  • Amazon / EngBrownHat
    Buy tires online and install them locally. Will save tons of money. For brakes go through a certified German auto shop. Will cost a fraction of bmw dealership.
    Nov 156
    • Salesforce / EngLorry Rage
      Buying online trick worked 10 or so years ago, now companies add extra surcharges for tires customer brings in plus may refuse to give any warranty on work or free rotation.

      Also Discount Tite will price match Tirerack's prices. So there is that.

      One can always try Costco or Sam's club for tires replacement but typically what they have are rather average tires.
      Nov 15
    • Cornerstone Booolah
      Haven’t heard of anyone with surcharge for online tires. They still want your business. Super common approach.
      Nov 15
    • Salesforce / EngLorry Rage
      Buy tire at local store: get free install, balance, warranty, rotation for life of tire.
      Buy online and bring there: pay for all or any of the above.
      Nov 15
    • Cornerstone Booolah
      We get that. For me the delta in tire cost still makes the inconvenience attractive.
      Nov 15
    • Salesforce / EngLorry Rage
      Where are you buying tires cheaper than DT or Tirerack's (these two will price match each other)?
      Nov 15
    • Amazon / EngBrownHat
      It depends. I've done local discount tires/American tires. And tire rack, discount tire direct. Always do the math and see what's cheaper. Sometimes there's online only rebates and no tax which make it cheaper even when adding the cost of installation.
      Nov 15
  • Northrop Grumman / Eng4.E.A.
    Do it yourself
    Nov 150
  • Microsoft Qqcx31
    buy a toyota
    Nov 140
  • Zenefits yjaN15
    Best and cheapest way to change tires is Les Schwab (Discount Tire sucks). Cheapest brake job is DIY, next is a reliable indie shop eg Strictly BMW, Eastside Bavarian ... “never” go to dealer for a brake job ... it will cost you double at least
    Nov 151
    • DocuSign J3ffb
      OP
      Thanks buddy. I talked to led schwab and strictly bmw. It worked out.
      Nov 16
  • Juniper Nishit
    Break my wallet! That’s what happens when you own a BMW.
    Nov 150
  • Agilent Technologies Jebb Fezos
    Yourmechanic app, buy parts on Amazon
    Nov 140
  • Flagged by the community.

    • DocuSign J3ffb
      OP
      So what? I don't want to die in debt and have my ass owned by others.
      Nov 16
    • Citibank / EngTimeoh
      Then don’t buy a bmw and complain about the cost of maintenance. Buy a civic if you don’t want to die in debt and have your ass owned by others.
      Nov 17
    • DocuSign J3ffb
      OP
      Comes from a loser working in citibank. Lol
      Nov 17
    • Citibank / EngSlurpsurp
      Who’s owned multiple European vehicles. I don’t lease nor complain.
      Nov 17
    • DocuSign J3ffb
      OP
      Doesn't matter. I don't need opinions from a loser.
      Nov 17
    • Citibank / EngSlurpsurp
      If being a loser means having well over a million dollars liquid, a hot wife, and a large package then Im a loser. I’ll take that as a compliment from an Indian that can’t afford basic maintenance on a BMW. Likely a used 328 with no options. What a joke.
      Nov 17
    • DocuSign J3ffb
      OP
      Typing from your mom's basement fat guy? How did that work out? I own a m3 btw
      Nov 17
    • Citibank / EngSlurpsurp
      Upload a pic. Loser.

      Too cheap to splurge the extra 4K on a m4 coupe? Lol.

      This loser used to own a real M. I know for a fact you have to replace pads AND rotors. You can’t just change the pads on a M model BMW. Idiot.

      Embarrassed? Driving to a BMW dealership to take a pic as proof? Furiously trying to flag my comment? Lol.
      Nov 17
  • Amazon / Eng多撚餘
    Find a Vietnamese mechanic, they are usually as cheap as it gets. Ask for your old parts back so you know they have done the work.
    Nov 212
    • Juniper Nishit
      Are there Chinese mechanics that also do this?
      Nov 21
    • Amazon / Eng多撚餘
      Fewer Chinese than Vietnamese these days.
      Nov 21
  • New BFrD16
    Buy brakes at rock auto and do yourself, get a chilton/Haynes manual if necessary. For tires, any tire shop like wheel works can do it.
    Nov 220

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