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tire shops getting strict. #4775034
06/01/18 11:23 PM
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Canada British Columbia
MrTruckDriver Offline OP
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had a flat on my pickup truck.
the tire shop told me it couldn't be repaired and† I would need another one. i didnt think that was a big deal until they told me a new one would be about $380.00 apparently i had fancy street tires. i asked if they could sell me something thats looked sort of like it and they said no way the tires need to be the same.
i then asked if could buy 2 street tires for the one axle and they said no they all have to be the same. $1000.00 later i got 4 new all terrain tires.
ive been asking other people about the tire shops they go to and it sounds like the same sort of thing for them.
i remember when i was a kid my dad ruined a tire and the shop just got him a used one that was close.
i know times change just not sure if tire shops get blamed for alot or if its more of a way to sell tires.
im in Canada.
what are tire shops like for you guys?

Re: tire shops getting strict. [Re: MrTruckDriver] #4775039
06/01/18 11:32 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Blame your fellow litigious citizens who make shops adopt zero tolerance/no liability policies like this.

Somewhere out there, there's an owner of a high performance car who put up the following negative review of a tire shop: "Went in to replace a tire that got a nail in the sidewall. Shop only sold me ONE tire when it turns out the car can't have any tires that are drastically different! It ended up ruining my center differential and now I'm suing the shop for not following the factory procedures!"

Re: tire shops getting strict. [Re: MrTruckDriver] #4775046
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If your car is AWD they may be right. Otherwise go there with the wheel in your trunk, if any questions asked, itís a spare one.

Re: tire shops getting strict. [Re: nap] #4775049
06/01/18 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: nap
If your car is AWD they may be right. Otherwise go there with the wheel in your trunk, if any questions asked, itís a spare one.


Agreed


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Re: tire shops getting strict. [Re: MrTruckDriver] #4775059
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Originally Posted By: MrTruckDriver
hange just not sure if tire shops get blamed for alot or if its more of a way to sell tires.
im in Canada.
what are tire shops like for you guys?

Dicey and 'plebian' professional as in bare bones.


The 0w-20 weight and viscosity oils DO NOT BURN A DROP! How shear stable is this oil and better than the 30 weights.
Re: tire shops getting strict. [Re: MrTruckDriver] #4775072
06/02/18 12:53 AM
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At my shop we wont mix tread unless its the same on the axle. so if your tire is something we dont have you will be getting 2 tires unless your awd. Also i had a 06 tiburon and mixed tires and for months i couldnt figure out why it was pulling. I realized i had the tread mixed up on axles and sure enough put the same tires on the same axle and it quit pulling, and no the rim was not bent.


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Re: tire shops getting strict. [Re: MrTruckDriver] #4775095
06/02/18 04:30 AM
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Take the wheel in in the bed and say "I'd like this wheel patched please." $1000 for pick-up tires is nuts unless it's some Z rated ultra performance tires for your truck you drive at 160 mph all the time.


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Re: tire shops getting strict. [Re: umungus1122] #4775102
06/02/18 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: umungus1122
Take the wheel in in the bed and say "I'd like this wheel patched please." $1000 for pick-up tires is nuts unless it's some Z rated ultra performance tires for your truck you drive at 160 mph all the time.

$1000 canukistan. Thats like 500 usd.
And yeah, some are really strict about what tires they put on, because of people blaming them for their own idiocy. I had to pull off all my tires in the parking lot when I got my winters put on because I ordered 215/65R16 instead of factory 225/60R16. The difference in diameter is almost non-existant. But, Name of them game nowadays.

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Re: tire shops getting strict. [Re: MrTruckDriver] #4775165
06/02/18 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted By: MrTruckDriver

what are tire shops like for you guys?


Typically - tire shops in Texas are run by Spanish speaking people.

I speak enough Spanish to get by. They ALWAYS give me great deals - I've been going to the same place over a decade.

I've never been scammed like you have just been.


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Re: tire shops getting strict. [Re: MrTruckDriver] #4775174
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Actually, I really wanted LTX's on my truck and that was about a grand.

I haven't dealt a lot of with tire shops lately. Local garage has been doing my tire work. On my smaller tires I've been able to mount the tires myself; some day I'll get a balancer. Too bad everything is going to larger tires, shorter sidewalls and fancy alloys. Not that I enjoy tire changing but if i don't carefully car shop next time I'll have to give it up.

Knock on wood but no flats of late. If I did have one, I have full sets of tires (snows) and could swap one on while getting the bad one fixed. They can't complain as much when it is brought in as a single.


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Re: tire shops getting strict. [Re: MrTruckDriver] #4775189
06/02/18 08:07 AM
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You got swindled bro! They smelt the blood!

I like having CAA because you can say "I think I shall get a second opinion" and see how insistent they are on selling you 3 extra tires! A full sized spare that is not rusted to the bed of your truck helps, too.

I wonder if you had brought the wheel in without the truck would they have fixed the tire?


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Re: tire shops getting strict. [Re: MrTruckDriver] #4775204
06/02/18 08:35 AM
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I usually have to take the tires in off the car to get them mounted as they are a different size than what is on the nameplate. Car came with 19s and I have 18" wheels.

I am wondering if the alignment shop I use will mount them if I drive the car in. I usually just have WalMart mount and balance them but both charge the same price ($20 a wheel) and I need an alignment too.


2008 Hyundai Accent 1.6L 5 sp manual hatchback
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Re: tire shops getting strict. [Re: MrTruckDriver] #4775219
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The tires on my truck are LT tires. All 4 mounted,balanced fom America's tire we're $1k.


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Re: tire shops getting strict. [Re: SHOZ] #4775230
06/02/18 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted By: SHOZ
I usually have to take the tires in off the car to get them mounted as they are a different size than what is on the nameplate. Car came with 19s and I have 18" wheels.


thats the thing i do t mind paying for a job done right and to keep everything safe.
its just at times i feel like im talking to a 2 year old that wont reason.
the truck is an 09 and its 4x4 but its the old style type with a manual transfer case.
2 different brand tires on the truck shouldn't hurt anything provided they are in there own axle.

same as the 18 inch in a car that takes 19s
it sort of sounds unreasonable to refuse that.

Re: tire shops getting strict. [Re: MrTruckDriver] #4775245
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Originally Posted By: MrTruckDriver
Originally Posted By: SHOZ
I usually have to take the tires in off the car to get them mounted as they are a different size than what is on the nameplate. Car came with 19s and I have 18" wheels.


thats the thing i do t mind paying for a job done right and to keep everything safe.
its just at times i feel like im talking to a 2 year old that wont reason.
the truck is an 09 and its 4x4 but its the old style type with a manual transfer case.
2 different brand tires on the truck shouldn't hurt anything provided they are in there own axle.

same as the 18 inch in a car that takes 19s
it sort of sounds unreasonable to refuse that.
Most shops will only go by what's on the door sticker here. The car came with 18"s in the base model but 19"s in my trim. The tires are 50 series instead of the OE 40 series for the 19"s and OE 45 series for the 18"s.


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