It depends on what you mean by “get a new tire.” If you mean, “Can I just go to the store and buy one,” then yes, and you’ll be out in about 15 minutes. But if you’re asking how long it takes to get all four new tires, that’s a bit trickier.
The first thing to know is that most car dealerships don’t have their own tire shops. Instead, they send customers off-site to a third-party garage or shop. That’s because it’s cheaper for them — they can charge less for labor because they don’t have to pay for expensive equipment themselves.
It also means that when your dealership says it’ll take two hours to get four new tires, it may not be accurate. The wait could be much longer than that.
How long does it take to get all four new tires?
On average, the wait time is around an hour and 20 minutes according to Tire Rack data from 2016 (the most recent year available). That’s assuming everything goes smoothly — if there are any issues with your vehicle or tires (such as mismatched tread), it will likely take longer than that.
Last modified: October 22, 2022