I need to find the best tire store in Northern Virginia.
July 24, 2011 8:11 PM Subscribe
I need to find the best tire store in Northern Virginia. My '04 Tiburon has a wheel that's been leaking air for months and after failures by three different tire shops I'm at my wit's end.
posted by Jamesonian to Travel & Transportation around Virginia (11 answers total)
I've taken it to THREE DIFFERENT TIRE STORES (NTB in Merrifield and Springfield, and Mr. Tire in Arlington Courthouse) with no success. The first NTB couldn't find any problems despite the fact that the tire was losing about 5 lbs a day. The second NTB claimed to have found and removed a screw yet the tire was flat by the time I left their parking lot! The Mr. Tire also claimed to have found and removed a nail but they also removed rust and applied something called "tire glue" around the rim. That seemed to work for a few months but now the tire is losing air again, this time it goes flat in about three hours. I need to find someone who will not rest until they've checked everything about this wheel, both tire and rim, and can locate this problem once and for all. Is it the tire? Is it the rim? Is it both? I don't care! I just need to fix it. Because of where I live and the condition of the tire, my options are limited to shops in Virginia either inside the Beltway or not too far outside of it. Can anyone recommend a reputable shop whose tire technicians take pride in their work?