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      06-14-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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AVOID Advanced Auto Tech on Newington Rd at all Costs

I just tried to have a tire mounted there... I called a few weeks ago and got a quote, called back yesterday to make an appointment and the gentleman who answered the phone doubled the price - I called back to speak to manager and the owner, Kevin, got on the phone, he assured me that the guy, Ben (who is a scumbag), was wrong in saying that price and must have thought it was the price for mounting 4 tires, we went ahead and scheduled the appointment.

I go in to get it mounted and Ben Johnson (the scumbag) yells at me for calling his boss and tells me he will not honor the price that the owner/his boss told me. He then offers to match the BMW price (this is all again after the owner quoted me a price), I explain that he does not offer the services that BMW offers (loaner, carwash, etc) and he turns red and literally chases me out of the store.

Alas, I have no new tire mounted and want to make sure people do not fall for their bait and switch garbage.

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      06-14-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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thanks for the heads up! With a mechanic like that the owner will lose business.
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      06-14-2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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really upsetting, and it's really convenient to my office. With costco only mounting tires purchased there, does anyone have any other suggestions for mounting and balancing a tire?
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      06-14-2012, 12:17 PM   #4
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I am guessing you work near Saratoga? Any gas station can do it, NTB is right around the corner. As long as its a brand new tire and not a powder coated rim then you should be fine at any local shop. I once took a used tire I had laying around to get mounted and nobody in this area would touch it.
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They have several locations, including one in Alexandria

http://www.currysauto.com/index.php
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Thanks mdyaman! appt made
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