FU Flat Tire

Lil'GlubGlub

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So I learned a few lessons yesterday. First, God gives flat tires to people who flip off a whole field of kids playing soccer. I had a chunk of wood wedged in just barely in the sidewall of the tire.

I took it to Monroe, because it was the only shop open in my town at that time of day. They said they couldn't fix it, I would need a new one. They didn't have any in stock.


I tried NTB, Pep Boys and finally Sears. The second thing I learned is when dealing with AWD vehicles, you need matching treads and speed rating on the same axle or it can mess up your transfer case.

I did have that. I had all Pirelli's on my car. Now instead of buying 1 tire, I had to buy 2. Bitch of it is, my tires are only 11 mos. old and have plenty of tread.

So after walking around the mall for an 1 1/2 hrs, and dropping $350 on new tires, I just wanted to leave.

They didn't have my car ready on time, so I got a $5 off coupon for my next purchase. whoopy.


I didn't notice until later that the bastards didn't even put the spare back in right spot, they just tossed it in my trunk.
 

gleet

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#2
Yeah, soccer does suck.
 

samurai

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It wasn't God...it was Brazilian Ninjas. They don't miss a trick.

It could also have been Nataskaos.
 

Creasy Bear

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1. I will never buy a vehicle that requires "special" tires ever again... owning a Land Rover taught me that painful lesson.

2. I will never buy tires from anywhere but Costco ever again.
 
Jun 2, 2005
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#5
1. I will never buy a vehicle that requires "special" tires ever again... owning a Land Rover taught me that painful lesson.

2. I will never buy tires from anywhere but Costco ever again.
Troof.

Sam's or Walmart are good for tires too.
 

Sinn Fein

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1. I will never buy a vehicle that requires "special" tires ever again... owning a Land Rover taught me that painful lesson.

2. I will never buy tires from anywhere but Costco ever again.
Costco FTW.

I found a local tire distributor who sells surplus tires, brand new. Have gotten 3 sets so far. But it only works if they got what I need at the time. If not, then it's Costco time.
 

whiskeyguy

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I buy mine from Les Schwab (chain in the Western US) most of the time, because they pretty much have a store in every town over 10,000 people, and each store honors the warranty. It's also where I get my brakes done. They've repaired tires with nails and screws in them for free, and have never had an issue.

I would probably go to Costco if the Oregon town I spend 25% of the year in had one.
 

gleet

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Les Schwab FTW. You don't need a town of 10,000 to have one, they go much smaller. And don't forget about Free Beef Month when planning your tire purchases. The thing I like about them is the way they attack the job with 4 guys on 4 machines and you are out of there in minutes with new tires.
 
Dec 8, 2004
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Ummm no road hazard warranty? The set I got for the cube came with one...
 

whiskeyguy

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Les Schwab FTW. You don't need a town of 10,000 to have one, they go much smaller. And don't forget about Free Beef Month when planning your tire purchases. The thing I like about them is the way they attack the job with 4 guys on 4 machines and you are out of there in minutes with new tires.
Yeah they are pretty fucking fast, as long as you don't go in the day of the first snowfall.
 

Creasy Bear

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Les Schwab FTW. You don't need a town of 10,000 to have one, they go much smaller. And don't forget about Free Beef Month when planning your tire purchases. The thing I like about them is the way they attack the job with 4 guys on 4 machines and you are out of there in minutes with new tires.
Never heard of these guys... the quick change thing sounds pretty interesting. How is their road hazard warranty?

Then again... I never have much trouble killing time at Costco... free food samples FTW!
 

gleet

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#12
I think it is a lifetime warranty for road hazard. I know they have replaced many for me. But you will have to leave your homeland to find a location around here.
 

MayrMeninoCrash

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#13
Sam's or Walmart are good for tires too.
Not sure about Sam's but Walmart tires are shit. In their effort to bring you "low prices", they get the off-brand versions of a manufacturer's tires and they don't hold up like regular tire store models do. I wouldn't trust Walmart tires on any car my family drives in, I have heard way too many stories about blowouts and failures much earlier than their listed duty rating.
 

whiskeyguy

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Never heard of these guys... the quick change thing sounds pretty interesting. How is their road hazard warranty?

Then again... I never have much trouble killing time at Costco... free food samples FTW!
As long as they're not slammed you can usually be out of there in 15 minutes (assuming you know what type of tire you want). The fuckers run to change your tires. Not sure where you live, but they are only located west of (and including) Utah.