Miss April currently wears a set of Vredestein tires that are getting old, and after my research, I have decided I will move to Michelin tires. I've had Vredestein in the past and they perform well, but they now say "Classic" on the sidewall in large font. Makes it seem less original, and more like you are rolling on a classic tire remake. Just my impression and I can't shake it.
So, Michelin it is, and I thought I better get my order in before inflation and trucking costs go insane.
I checked around, and the price for the tire is the same at all locations (the price of the tire is controlled) but there is quite a variation on delivery costs. Next was to check stock, and oops, the 165SR x 15 XZX that I decided upon was out of stock at all of the 5 locations I checked- including Coker, who appears to be the master distributor for these particular tires.
I did find a vendor that included shipping at no charge if I was buying a full set, so that is a good savings, but of course they get their tires from Coker, and here is the amazing thing...
Delivery is 4 months away! Yup, I placed my order in October, and will get them (hopefully) in February. I confirmed this with Coker and others.
This is not a problem for me, the Vredestein will do fine until then, but wow, that was a surprise. Just thought I would share this and if you know someone looking for tires, you might want to let them know.
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