I had a bad tire and so went to the "big name" business as they had been rotating my tires since I moved here.....
Was told the tire was not usable, and I saw that... and so the spare went on..
Then I was told I needed not just 4 new tires, but 4 new rims since they were all pitted from the salt, sand and whatever they put on the roads in Vermont....
Asking if the rims could be cleaned, I was told no - they are aluminum and need to be replaced.
The total tab for 4 rims and 4 tires? About $1,000!!!!
With an older car that was not about to happen....
While muttering about this to a neighbor, he said go to Double J Tire Center on MLK - so I called them.
Good used tire? $20...rim? FREE!
When I got to Double J they looked at my old rim and asked why I was told it could not be cleaned...I had no idea - but I do now - the big named business wanted to upsell me not help me.
The old rim was cleaned, the used tire put on and they will clean the other 3 rims and check those tires.
So - if you need tire repair - go to Double J and support the neighborhood businesses and avoid the "big named" places.
Besides - they were so much friendlier....
Double J Tire Center
6841 MLK, Jr., Blvd 503-283-9437