Tire shop questions
August 5, 2007 12:34 AM Subscribe
I've got to replace my front tires, so I have some dumb tire shop questions.
posted by zek to travel & transportation (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've got to replace the tires on my car in the morning due to uneven front tire wear. I'll be dealing with a typical suburban Firestone shop.
1. (Most important) If I want to get the front wheel alignment fixed, how much extra time is normal? Five minutes? Twenty minutes? Fifty minutes? I have no idea how long this takes on top of new tires.
2. Is it ever a good idea to have new tires balanced? Or is this something that is only done to used tires?
3. Are there any tire upsells that I need to avoid?
4. What do you say about the "used" tires some shops sell? Are they ok buys? Or should I get new?