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How is Pep Boys for tire insallation? #5282461 12/01/19 10:25 PM
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Hi

Anyone have any experience with Pep Boys tire installation?

Its only $12 for mounting and balancing and $2 for a rubber valve stem.

I saw them listed on Tire Racks website as a listed installer.

Re: How is Pep Boys for tire insallation? [Re: tiredguy] #5282464 12/01/19 10:35 PM
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I will pass on Pep boys I jsut read the yelp reviews of the one near me and the place is bad.......

https://www.yelp.com/biz/pep-boys-san-carlos-2?sort_by=date_desc


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Re: How is Pep Boys for tire insallation? [Re: tiredguy] #5282466 12/01/19 10:44 PM
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Like most other places it depends on who's doing it. If the installer takes pride in his work it will be fine. If he does not take pride or is in a hurry etc it won't be good.


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Re: How is Pep Boys for tire insallation? [Re: tiredguy] #5282471 12/01/19 10:46 PM
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Like almost every other tire shop, they zip on the lug nuts with an air gun mad

Other than that, they're no better or worse than anyone else.

The only places that torque it right are DT and Walmart.

Re: How is Pep Boys for tire insallation? [Re: tiredguy] #5282483 12/01/19 11:02 PM
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I would look for Discount Tire, if you have one in your area, Much better service. Plus they plug tires for free ! Even if not their tire, It's a courtesy seldom seen these days of Corporate Greed. They plugged my Lawnmower tire last summer. smile

Re: How is Pep Boys for tire insallation? [Re: tiredguy] #5282522 12/02/19 12:53 AM
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I wouldn't let them install a tire on my wheelbarrow.


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Re: How is Pep Boys for tire insallation? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5282531 12/02/19 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog
Like almost every other tire shop, they zip on the lug nuts with an air gun mad

Other than that, they're no better or worse than anyone else.

The only places that torque it right are DT and Walmart.


Costco does it the right way.

Re: How is Pep Boys for tire insallation? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5282536 12/02/19 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog
Like almost every other tire shop, they zip on the lug nuts with an air gun mad

Other than that, they're no better or worse than anyone else.

The only places that torque it right are DT and Walmart.





what is considered the right way?

Where I used to work we used torque sticks on the impacts where it was tightened initially, then a 2nd employee would torque them with a torque wrench and then initial the RO that the torque was done. and then when the customer paid for the work done they were informed that they should come back in 100 miles (they signed the notice saying this) to have the lugnuts retorqued free of charge.


where I work now (trucking fleet company) we use a 1 inch impact and socket to tighten them in a specific sequence and then torque them to 500 ft lbs. more often then not the lugnuts are not at 500 ft lbs and are brought up to 500 ft lbs with the torque wrench.


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Re: How is Pep Boys for tire insallation? [Re: tiredguy] #5282539 12/02/19 02:40 AM
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My own personal experience with PepBoys has only been mhhh. Those in my circle have not been happy and I have actually heard horror stories from them. I actually prefer Walmart.

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Re: How is Pep Boys for tire insallation? [Re: tiredguy] #5282558 12/02/19 05:01 AM
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I wouldn't let them touch one of my cars. Like quick service shop they might have a good tech or two, w/o knowing who they are you're subject to the luck of the draw, which is why I'd pass.


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Re: How is Pep Boys for tire insallation? [Re: tiredguy] #5282584 12/02/19 06:29 AM
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I'd observe them or the Pep Boy guy installing tires. If he looks good then ask for him to do your install. A general statement like "Never let them" Is useless to us and means nothing. Ed


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Re: How is Pep Boys for tire insallation? [Re: tiredguy] #5282615 12/02/19 07:30 AM
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In my experience/opinion they were absolutely horrible: trying to install a 15" tire on a 17" rim; torqueing wheels so tight I could not remove them with a two handed lug wrench pushing/pulling as hard as I could. Had to drive back to them to remount wheels- took 1/2 day and 30 miles of gas. Possibly damaging brake discs, too. OTH, another store was very professional and competent. Depends where you go and who is doing the work. I only go to Costco now for tires and install.

Re: How is Pep Boys for tire insallation? [Re: tiredguy] #5282630 12/02/19 07:44 AM
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We have a small mom and pop place a few blocks from where we line . I usually use them . But the last tires I had mounted were ordered / purchased & mounted at Walmart .

So far so good . No problems , yet .


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Re: How is Pep Boys for tire insallation? [Re: tiredguy] #5282695 12/02/19 08:54 AM
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The one near me is AWFUL!!!

Re: How is Pep Boys for tire insallation? [Re: tiredguy] #5282718 12/02/19 09:23 AM
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I visited a new Pep Boys which had opened years ago in Hackensack.
A seasoned "retail lady" beckoned me aside and told me it was the "worst place {she'd} ever seen".
I asked if the opening week coupons attracted cheapskates and her capacity to articulate disappeared.

Since I have other places to go I'll never find out how well levels of corporate management effect the mood of likely low paid employees.
Remember, big businesses are trained to recognize and hire semi-retarded people. Such employees are easier to handle.

Go local.

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