Short Answer: Walmart Auto Centers provide a variety of automotive services, including tire balancing and tire mounting. Tire balancing costs $12 per tire, and tire mounting costs around $22 to $35 per tire at Walmart. For tire mounting, you can purchase the tires from Walmart or bring in your own tires to have them mounted. Below, we have the details of Walmart’s tire balance and tire mounting services, plus information about when to have your tires balanced.
Walmart Tire Balance and Mounting Services
Walmart Superstores with Auto Centers offer both tire balancing and tire mounting services. We confirmed this by contacting Walmart stores in New York, Florida, and Arizona, as well as by researching the company’s policies online. Tire balancing at Walmart costs $12 per tire.
For tire mounting, you can bring your own new or used 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 $35 per tire, depending on whether or not you choose to have the valve stem replaced and if you purchase your tires from Walmart or elsewhere. The breakdown for tire mounting costs is as follows:
- $10 per tire for mounting
- $12 per tire for balancing
- $3 per valve stem replacement
- $10 fee per tire for tires not purchased at Walmart
New tires must be balanced after they are mounted, so the cost of tire balancing included in the mounting service is not optional. To find your nearest store with a Walmart Auto Center, use the Walmart store locator.
If you have new tires mounted on your car, Walmart will dispose of the old tires for no additional cost. Walmart partners with recycling companies to recycle old tires and convert them to products like rubber mulch and mats that the retailer can sell.
State-mandated tire disposal fees are imposed in most states, ranging from $0.25 to $10 per tire. The proceeds support tire recycling and disposal programs. Fees are included in the cost when purchasing new tires at Walmart.
When to Get Tires Balanced
Treadwear and uneven weight distribution are typical causes of unbalanced tires. An unbalanced tire can cause driving issues like steering wheel vibrations or increased wear on your tires and 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, manufacturers recommend periodic tire balancing. Most manufacturers, such as Goodyear, recommend balancing tires every 3,000 to 6,000 miles. You should also have your tires rotated when you have them balanced. Walmart provides free tire rotation with tire balancing or mounting services.
For more about Walmart Auto Centers, see our article on Walmart’s tire return policy. If you’re looking for more information about purchasing tires, see our article comparing major tire retailers, or find out where you can get wheel and tire financing with bad credit or no credit.