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Should You Shop at a Local Tire Dealer or a Big Box Retailer? May 30, 2017

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Should You Shop at a Local Tire Dealer or a Big Box Retailer?, Hopewell, New York

When searching for new or discount tires, durability, handling, tread, and drag are all important factors to consider. But beyond the quality of the tires alone, the type of store you buy from makes a difference as well—so do you visit a ‘mom and pop’ shop or a global tire dealer? XL Auto Service & Tires proudly serves Canandaigua, NY, and its surrounding areas with honest, affordable services. They believe there are a variety of differences between tire dealers, much of which comes down to the way you are treated:

Knowledgeable Staff

You might assume a salesman wants to make money by any means necessary, but the best tire dealers take pride in being knowledgeable and honest. Local shops featuring smaller staffs are often more stringent in their hiring process than big box stores, and usually focus on applicants’ experience working with tires. Local dealers are better equipped to explain different brands, sizes, and so forth, and are less likely to inadvertently sell you something you don’t need.

Great Deals

Big box tire dealers can often out-stock smaller, local shops, and may be able to provide deeper price cuts due to bulk purchasing habits. But local tire stores are more likely to do business with a family-first mentality, and are often more willing to cut deals and haggle beyond the manufacturer’s recommendations. Plus, being a repeat customer to a local business can earn you some privileges that larger stores are unwilling to impart. 

Superior Customer Service

tire dealerWhile tire dealers at big box stores will rarely have more to offer than tires, your local tire supplier is likely versed in other auto maintenance issues. If your current tire dealer seems too narrow-minded, don’t be afraid to shop around until you find one who can address your car holistically.

XL Auto Service & Tire of Canandaigua, NY, is locally owned and operated, and promises to treat you like family as they help you find the best tires for your vehicle. Call (585) 396-2610 now to ask their experienced tire dealers any questions. If your check engine light is on, do not hesitate to visit the shop for a quick diagnostics testing.



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