I was recently shopping for a set of four tires for my Explorer. A friend of mine said that I needed to check out Walmart before I made a purchase, so I did and I am so glad.
Don't get me wrong, you will never feel like an honored guest when you go to Walmart, that is not what they are about, but the service I received here was really quite good.
I went to the Tire and Oil Change counter. The man behind the counter greeted me with a smile and listened intently while I explained what I was seeking. He brought me over to the tires I had to choose from - basically two different brands of tires. He told me that he had owned both types and recommended one of them over the other (the less expensive one!).
He estimated the cost for me and told me it would take about 45 minutes to complete the job. They completed the job earlier and for a couple of dollars less than his estimate. They left my vehicle free of any signs they were in there - other than the new tires of course - and I have been pleased with the result.
Bottom line: You really ought to check out Walmart next time you need some tires. My experience was as good or better than other tire stores I have patronized and the price was MUCH more reasonable.
Pros: convenient, good prices, reasonably good service
Cons: waiting area dirty, limited selection