The Old Battle Axe wants to have the tires rotated on her car again. The original factory tires have over 54K miles on them and that's pretty darn good, but knowing the way my wife baby's her car, it's not surprising. I on the other hand, can barely squeeze 20K out of mine. I guess I ""enjoy"" driving my car more than she does her's. LOL.\r
Anyways, I stopped by the tire shop for the tire rotation. $15 bucks. That's almost half of what the dealer charges. But my main concern were the visible cracks I noticed on the tires, so I asked Rapi to check them out. (Rapi, IMO seems like a very honest guy.) He said the tires should last another 9K miles, but with my wife and son in this car seven days a week, I didn't want to chance it. So Rapi gave me price quotes for OE tires and several others that would offer the ride and durability close to OE spec. (Without the OE spec price tag of course.) This is nice, because I hate it when salesmen push only one product and it's usually the product that puts the most money in their pocket.\r
So new tires, balanced and mounted. Followed by a 4 wheel alignment. Bam!!! That was so nice and easy, I didn't even break a sweat. =D\r
Oh, and they also offer road hazard insurance. Which is just $50 bucks. So if your tires get damaged, they repair it. But if they can't repair it, then you get a new tire. All for free. Road hazard insurance also includes free tire rotations. This is a BIG PLUS, because my wife has her tires rotated every-other oil change, so paying $50 bucks up front will save me a lot of money down the road. (No pun intended.)\r
They just need more comfortable chairs in their waiting area.