Does Firestone Sell Rims? Everything You Need To Know

Keep in mind, you don’t have to buy rims because Firestone tires come with rims.

If you’re a bit handier, you can also order your Firestone tires online and have them shipped to the nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location where they’ll mount your new tires on your existing rims.

This way, you get the peace of mind that comes with getting your tires professionally mounted while saving money by not purchasing new rims from Firestone.

How much does a tire rim cost?

How much does a tire rim cost

Once you’ve decided it’s time for new tires, you’ll have to consider whether you want to go with factory rims or aftermarket ones. There are many factors to consider when making this decision, and it’s best to evaluate everything before going ahead with the purchase.

If you’re getting winter or other seasonal tires, it might be a good idea to get them with your rims. This way, you can leave your factory rims in storage instead of having to change them out every season.

If you’re looking for better performance out of your car, aftermarket rims may be the way to go. They look great but come at a price – expect to spend anywhere from $200 to $500 per wheel, or $800 to $2,000 for your entire car.

The exact price of the service will depend on the kind of car you drive and the shop that you choose, but it’s unlikely that you’ll find a shop that will replace them for less than $200.

If you drive a luxury or high-performance vehicle, expect to pay even more for rims. In some cases, you won’t have many options other than ordering them directly from the manufacturer.

Does Firestone replace wheels?

Does Firestone replace wheels

Firestone Complete Auto Care technicians are experts in automotive maintenance, vehicle repairs, and tire replacement. But why would you need to replace your wheels?

If your tires are wearing unevenly or prematurely, that could be a sign your wheels need replacing.

Think premature, uneven tire wear. Your tires may be wearing down more quickly than they should or becoming worn on one side of the tread. These are signs that you may need a wheel alignment, but they could also mean that you need new wheels.

Firestone Complete Auto Care technicians are experts in automotive maintenance, vehicle repairs, and tire replacement.

When you come to us for new tires, we’ll help you find the right fit for your vehicle and driving needs. We’ll also make sure your wheels are aligned accurately and that your tires are balanced properly.

Firestone will replace the tire if it fails within 24 months of the purchase date. If the tire fails after 24 months, a proration is applied based on the remaining tread depth.

Are Firestone wheels good?

Are Firestone wheels good

Firestone has been a U.S.-based tire manufacturer since 1900. It’s most known for its extensive line of replacement tires, but it makes tires for original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as well.

The Firestone Affinity Touring tire is a great choice for passenger cars and light trucks. It has a high level of wet traction and comes with an 80,000-mile treadwear warranty.

The Affinity Touring tire also has a limited warranty covering four years or 45,000 miles.

If you’re looking for an affordable tire that is reliable and gets good gas mileage, Firestone is a good choice.

The company offers a wide variety of products designed for passenger cars, SUVs, and light trucks. 

Can you install rims yourself?

Installing rims on your car is very easy as long as you have the necessary items.

It won’t have to be a large air compressor, and you may be able to rent one if you don’t own one.

Step 1: Jack up the car

The first step is to jack up the car as high as possible so that you can easily remove the tires from the rims. Once it is jacked up, place it on a jack stand for safety.

Step 2: Remove the tires from the rims

You will then need to remove the lug nuts from the rims and remove them from the vehicle. You can do this by using a socket wrench and loosening them just enough so that you can take them off by hand.

After this has been completed, you can use either a tire lever or a crowbar to separate the tires from the rims.

Step 3: Install new tires on new rims

Once all four tires are off of their corresponding rim, go ahead and slide your new tires onto each rim. If they are not going on easily.

Are new rims worth it?

Are new rims worth it

“How much are my old rims worth?” is one of the most common questions we get in our store, and the answer is almost always “not much.”

Most used sets of wheels/tires are worth less than half of what they cost new, at best. If the “return on investment” comes in terms of your aesthetic enjoyment, then rims are a great way to add a touch of personality to a car, and make it sharp-looking, and if you enjoy that, by all means.

Whether you choose to buy new or used rims, you should be prepared to pay for installation. We recommend buying wheels from a local tire shop that can mount and balance them for you. You can expect to pay about $100 per rim for mounting and balancing.

I’ve got a set of rims and tires that are just a few years old, and they were pretty expensive. If I had to replace them with new wheels/tires now, I wouldn’t do it because the return on investment would be negative.

How long do rims last on a car?

How long do rims last on a car

Most rims will last the life of the vehicle unless damaged in an accident or from a pothole. Many get replaced for looks.

If they are bent they may need to be replaced, but if they are slightly bent, most places can repair them and still be of very good quality.

Many factors affect how long the rims will last such as the quality of the alloy and thickness of the material used to make them.

The type of tire you use on them also makes a big difference in how fast they wear out. The softer compound tires wear faster but give better traction and handling in cornering.

Most rims will last the life of the vehicle unless damaged in an accident or from a pothole.

Some people replace their rims when tires need replacing (as part of the package), but it’s not necessary as long as there’s no damage to the rim.

Why are rims so expensive?

Why are rims so expensive

They are a luxury item by comparison to factory wheels. You don’t need to have wheels that bling. When an item is a luxury, to maintain luxury status, it must be somewhat elite.

Rims are a luxury item by comparison to factory wheels. You don’t need to have wheels that bling. When an item is a luxury, to maintain luxury status, it must be somewhat elite. To maintain elitism, the price must be relatively high.

The wheels are stylish, but also necessary for the proper performance of the vehicle under heavy load. The same holds for many after-market rims for cars and trucks.

There are also rims made from magnesium, which is lighter and stronger than aluminum and therefore costs more money.

Wheels and tires are expensive. When you consider that a set of four high-end rims can cost as much as a used car, it makes sense to understand why.

How long does it take to change a tire at Firestone? 

change a tire at firestone

Changing a tire with Firestone is meant to be quick and easy. On average, it will take them about 2.5 hours to get the job done, although they can replace each tire in less than 10 minutes.

When you need to replace the tires on your car, there are plenty of options available. Some people prefer to do it themselves if they have the skills and time. Others prefer to have a mechanic change them for them, which is often faster and more convenient.

Firestone offers several different tire replacement services that range from basic to premium.

Basic: This service includes mounting the new tires on your rims and inflating them with air. They will also install new Valve Stems if necessary (which can be purchased separately). You must bring your tools (such as pliers or wrenches) to loosen lug nuts from wheels when removing old ones before installing new ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can hit pothole damage your car?

This doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll puncture your tires or damage your vehicle, but if you have any concerns, get it inspected.

While a minor pothole might not cause too much damage to your vehicle, it could be the final blow to an already-damaged tire. 

2. Will Firestone put air in my tires for free?

Yes, Firestone Complete Auto Care will check and fill your tires for free! That’s what we call our Gasonomics Check-Up.

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, our technicians are trained to check your air pressure and tread depth during every routine vehicle maintenance service.

We’ll also maintain a record of your car’s previous tire pressure readings, so you have a complete picture of how your vehicle is performing.

3. Why do my rims keep cracking?

One common cause of a cracked rim is driving on a flat or low tire. Driving with one of the tires as little as 10 psi below the recommended air pressure can damage the rim.

4. How much does it cost to fix a crack rim?

cost to fix a crack rim

The cost of damage repair often depends on the type of wheel or rim damage. Here are some of the most common wheel and rim damages, along with their corresponding costs: 1. Scratched Rim. Cost to repair ranges from $15 to $75 depending on the depth and size of the scratch. 2. Curbed Rim. Cost to repair ranges from $40 to $50 for a small curb rash; while replacement cost is between $200 to $500.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for new rims, Firestone can help. Most Firestone locations offer a range of rims, and some locations even have dedicated “rim shops” where you can get the exact size and style you desire.

If you need to buy a set of tires, keep in mind that Firestone tires come with rims when purchased as part of a complete tire/rim package.

This may be the best option for you if your current rims are in poor shape or if you want to upgrade or downgrade in size.

But if your current rims are in good shape, you don’t have to buy new ones when buying new tires.

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