|Our old tires sold for $50.|
First, be willing to negotiate with two companies. We recently had a Firestone open up and they had their Grand Opening this weekend where they were offering $100 off 4 new tires. We got a quote from them on what it would cost for 4 tires with a 70,000 mile warranty. Then we took that quote across the street to Discount Tire where they gave us a lower quote for comparable tires. The boys were getting cranky so Mike brought us home and then went back to Firestone just to see if they would match what Discount Tire gave us. Not only did they match the price, they even took another $50 off!
Secondly, ask for your tires to be put in your trunk and you will dispose of them. This will save you anywhere from $8-$10 depending on their disposal fee.
Thirdly, sell those used tires. We listed our used tires on Craig's List and within 15 minutes we had a buyer. He gave us $50 for all 4 tires. Even if your tires aren't in great condition, ours were 3 years old with moderate wear on them, they are still worth something to someone.