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Walmart in Canada closing Lube and Tire Express #5444218 06/01/20 08:26 PM
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Walmart just announced they are closing their Lube and Tire Express Centers in Canada. It’s supposed to affect 550 jobs. Just can’t compete with the dedicated lube shops and Canadian Tire I guess.

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Our local W*M auto service was converted into a Mr. Lube years ago.


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Originally Posted by GSCJR
Our local W*M auto service was converted into a Mr. Lube years ago.

Yup, the 50 stores with Mr. Lube are unaffected. I wonder if Mr. Lube will be making a move into the stores closing their lube centers.

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You're probably right. I had no idea that only some locations were converted to Mr. Lube.


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Re: Walmart in Canada closing Lube and Tire Express [Re: Snagglefoot] #5444264 06/01/20 10:00 PM
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Ours here in US have been "Temporally closed" since March. Hopefully they reopen soone cause they're cheapest to get tires or Lifetime balance done in most places


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Originally Posted by GMguy84
Ours here in US have been "Temporally closed" since March. Hopefully they reopen soone cause they're cheapest to get tires or Lifetime balance done in most places


Dave


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And they use the correct torque happy

Most tire shops overtighten the lug nuts, just zip the air gun, like 10x the torque it should receive, and uneven at that mad

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Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
Walmart just announced they are closing their Lube and Tire Express Centers in Canada. It’s supposed to affect 550 jobs. Just can’t compete with the dedicated lube shops and Canadian Tire I guess.

Most times Walmart uses the space afterwards to expand their stores to sell more grocery items. That's what they've done around the Detroit area. No more lubes, brakes and new tire installations. All gone now. The old regular Walmarts are now all Super Walmart, with a full grocery lineup.


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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
Walmart just announced they are closing their Lube and Tire Express Centers in Canada. It’s supposed to affect 550 jobs. Just can’t compete with the dedicated lube shops and Canadian Tire I guess.

Most times Walmart uses the space afterwards to expand their stores to sell more grocery items. That's what they've done around the Detroit area. No more lubes, brakes and new tire installations. All gone now. The old regular Walmarts are now all Super Walmart, with a full grocery lineup.


Think we still have a few Walmarts that still do tire/lube around me. Don’t see many anymore though.....


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My parents purchased tires three separate times from Walmart each time they went on a trip to visit they had a blowout. Unless the Phoenix area was getting defective tires or counterfeit nothing but issues.


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Originally Posted by 97prizm
My parents purchased tires three separate times from Walmart each time they went on a trip to visit they had a blowout. Unless the Phoenix area was getting defective tires or counterfeit nothing but issues.



Back in 2017, My brother had a set of Douglas all season installed on his Camry and no issues ??


BUT on the other hand, I had a Nexen tires on my old Suburban and had one rear blow out going over train tracks during a Chicago winter storm


So i guess it's hit and miss ??

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Toronto shops went to Mr Lube about 6 years ago.

True earlier post about over torque

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Here in the US they run them under poorly. Penny wise pound foolish type thing.

Cut good workers hours, don;t have enough people to keep the lines moving on the weekend, and even run off the better people. I only used them for tires and they had cars lined up yet only 1 or 2 people working. That and bad training did not help either.
Could make more money if it was manged better. But seems it is run like any other "section" at a walmart.


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I would hate to loose my Walmart auto service. Good service and good service people. ed


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too bad. when i had my trusty ex hertz 2004 toyota corolla it got regular $20 conventional 3k mile, or later in its life $60 synthetic 10k mile, oil changes and two sets of new goodyear viva tires at wm from 28k to 103k miles. for simple car cars with simple needs wm was not bad.


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I believe it’s a trend for Walmart. I’ve seen some of our local stores shut down their tire and lube operations and expand their grocery or other services into that space. Online shopping is a good example. That has been booming for Walmart.


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