Well, Steve, I just wanted to hit em with a sledgehammer so he didn't miss it!!Originally Posted by Slim's Magnum
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You don't say? I've never noticed!Originally Posted by Magnum Maniac
MY MEAT WILL MELT IN YOUR MOUTH....NOT IN YOUR HANDS! ENJOY THE Q.
I'm originally from Los Angeles and moved to Yuba City (northern California) five years ago.
I've bought all my aftermarket tires from them and they are without question the best chain store car service I've dealt with. When I had my Vette I had aftermarket wheels and tires I bought in LA. I had a flat and one of the Les Schwab service trucks was driving by. The guy got out and we inflated the tire and I drove a few blocks to the store. They repaired the flat and not with a plug either. They removed the tire from the wheel and patched it at no cost to me. These guys get ALL of my business even though they are not always the cheapest.
I've had mixed experiences with them. I took the GF's car in there for a vibration at speed issue. They balanced the front wheels informing me that the reason for the vibration is that the passenger side front wheel is bent and the balanced it as best they could. I tought cool, the vibration would be significantly reduced. I was wrong...
Back in the wintertime I happened upon a pothole and loe and behold it destroyed the font wheel on her Audi A6. We had it replaced by Les Schwab. But I remember having a hard time removing the hubcentric ring off the bad wheel to install the spare tire. It cracked and I threw it out. I figured the new wheel would come with a new ring. Turns out they installed the wheel without the ring and caused the vibration.
I figured this out on my own when I put her stock wheels back on and only made me more determined to do all the service myself that I can do on my vehicles. I'm so sick of shoddy work.
Thats interesting because I had the opposite happen to me. I took my GF's Scion in to have tires and wheels mounted (bought the wheels online and tires from Les Schwab). They called me and told me that the wheels need hub centric rings. I ordered them from the wheels place (they were free) and a week later they were installed for free by Les Schwab.
I'm glad you had good luck with Les Schwab.
I haven't, but then again I didn't spend big bucks on tires and wheels there either. I had occasion to visit Les Schwab only twice, once for a flat tire and the other to have a tire swapped to a different rim.
Driving to work my tire went flat, I pulled into Schwab to get it fixed. Knowing that women get flats fixed at Les Schwab free of charge, I was surprised to get a quote of $15 to fix the flat. Then after 30 minutes they came in to say they couldn't fix my tire, because the sidewall was cut.
Maybe a year later I needed a tire swapped from one rim to a different rim for my boat. Although the tire to be swapped was older it was full of air when I brought it in. So, two hours later I return to pickup my tire and guess what? They couldn't do the swap, because the tire now had a cut in the sidewall. And a nice new cut at that, considering this was an old weathered tire.
Just the facts..........
Last edited by Big Boy; 08-15-2006 at 03:50 AM.
Well, the Mayans and other Soothsayers were right, the end has begun.
Common sense is so rare it should be considered a superpower
That's the kicker: I bought the wheels through one of our wholesale connections. The tires are from Les Schwab, but I got those at $400 off retail.Originally Posted by BigBoy
Plus, the store that did the warranty service is not even the store I bought the tires from.
I'm sure Les Schwabs are like Dodge Service Depts., some good and some not so good.Originally Posted by Magnum Maniac
Oh I agree with you there!Originally Posted by BigBoy
Maybe I just caught them on a good day.....