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 |  Aug 24 2011, 4:45 PM

To find the best deals on tires in town, use the iLocate Tires app for iPhone to compare prices and give you detailed directions to tire stores in your area.

The iLocate Tires app lets you compare all local options for the best price on tires wherever you are, as well provide reviews of tire stores. While it’s not a new app, this latest version comes with a host of updates, including a comprehensive tire store database, one-click contact information and directions.

You start with a main menu that lists all local tire stores. To find out more on each store, just hit the arrow tab on the right of the listing, which brings up Call and Directions tabs. There’s also a View Maps tab, which takes you to a Google Places page that offers additional info such as pictures and user reviews. For good measure, this app features a Place page that gives you access to other businesses or services near any particular tire store.

Three tabs – Enter Location, Map and About – are found below the tire store listings on the main menu. Using the Enter Location tab, you can type in a zip code to find the closest tire stores to your location. If you want to find tire stores on Google Maps that are near you, you can also use this tab to toggle between the Use GPS tab. It marks your location on Google Maps with a light-blue dot and marks nearby tire stores with purple pins. You can also use the Maps tab to get the same result. Finally, the About tab gives you a rundown on the app’s developer.

The iLocate Tire app is $1.99 and can be downloaded at the iTunes store.

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]