Walmart Auto Centers provide a variety of automotive services, including tire balancing and tire mounting. Tire balancing costs $12 at Walmart, while the price for tire mounting is around $25. For tire mounting, you can purchase tires from Walmart or bring in your own tires to have them mounted. Below, we have the details of Walmart tire balance and tire mounting services, plus information about when to have your tires balanced.
Walmart: Tire Balance? Tire Mount?
Walmart Superstores with Auto Centers offer both tire balancing and tire mounting services, according to associates we spoke with at Walmart stores in New York, Florida, and Arizona. Tire balancing at Walmart costs $12 per tire.
For tire mounting, you can bring your own used or new tires to Walmart and have them mounted to your car, or you can purchase tires at Walmart. The cost for tire mounting at Walmart is $22 to $25 per tire, depending on whether you choose to have the valve stem replaced. The breakdown for tire mounting costs is:
- $10 per tire for mounting
- $12 per tire for balancing
- $3 per valve stem replacement
New tires must be balanced after they are mounted, so the cost of tire balancing included in the mounting service is not optional.
You can use the Walmart store locator to find your nearest store with a Walmart Auto Center.
When Should You Have Your Tires Balanced?
Treadwear and uneven weight distribution are typical causes of unbalanced tires. An unbalanced tire is not perfectly round, and this condition can cause driving issues like steering wheel vibrations or increased wear on your tires or suspension systems. If your tires are causing vibrations, you should have them balanced as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your vehicle.
Additionally, your tires should be balanced periodically according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Most manufacturers, such as Goodyear, recommend balancing your tires every 3,000 to 6,000 miles. You should also have your tires rotated — or removed and placed in different positions on the vehicle — when you have them balanced. Walmart provides free tire rotation with tire balancing or mounting services, according to the associates we contacted.
If you need tire balancing or tire mounting for your car, Walmart Auto Centers offer tire balancing services for $12 per tire, and tire mounting for $22 to $25 per tire, including for tires that were not purchased at Walmart. You can also get free tire rotation with tire balancing and mounting from Walmart.
Looking for more information on tires? See our comparison article on tire stores, or find out where you can get wheel and tire financing with bad credit or no credit. For more information about Walmart Auto Centers, see our article on whether Walmart does car inspections.