Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Stoughton, MA, USA
Cost of Replacing Tires??
While my '03 GT was at the dealer (Dunbar Eurosports in Brockton, MA) having the final drive seals and pivot bearings replaced (for the 2nd time in 3 years/13K miles!) to the tune of about $700, I asked them to change the tires with the new set of Dunlop Roadsmarts I supplied.
The tab for the tire replacement was $184.30! ($75.00 per wheel to replace the tires, $3.45 per balanceing weight - they used 4, and $6.75 per valve stem).
This seems a little exorbitant - I guess it's simply the dealer's way of making sure that buying tires somewhere else is no bargain. I'm sure I could have bought the tires from the dealer (at a much higher price) in which case the mounting charge woul have been less - but anyway you look at it, it chews up $400+ for new tires - price of admission to BMW ownership, I guess.
Has anyone else had similar experiences?
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