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Tires and Brakes Serviced!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Nuckolls214, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    Nuckolls214

    Nuckolls214 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey all
    i just took my truck to a local mom and pop shop cuz i know the owners and trust the guy:
    my steering wheel had been shaking vigorously when i was breaking and even when driving around 65
    so today they're rotating and balancing all 4 tires, cleaning my rear brakes and adjusting them, and replacing my front brakes all for $218! i think its a good price what do you guys think?

    Also i had been taking them to American Tire Co. for rotation and balance cuz they did it for free but every time i had them balanced they kept adding weights to the tires? before i took it in today i had around 5 or 6 weights on one tire alone, is this how they are usually done or is American tire cutting corners? lemme know what you all think!
     
  2. Dec 29, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    nadera17

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    4-5 weights on one tire is a lot. Might be a balancing machine issue or have you ever used fix-a-flat? sometimes if there is liquid in the tire, it won't balance properly.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2011 at 4:41 AM
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    I think they should be removing the weights prior to balancing and starting with a "fresh" wheel.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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  5. Dec 30, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    you got that right.just another reason i do my own work.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    Indeed!

    I think you got what you paid for. That is NOT how to properly balance a wheel. If you're happy with the Mom & Pop shop, stick with them. I would, however, recommend against going back to American Tire Co.
     
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