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      11-25-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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Tire mounting!

Ok so the wheels I have are reverse mount and the dealership I work at has an outdated tire machine and isn't able to do a reserve mount wheel (bc all they do are cheapo domestics )

soo... I am being forced to go to a tire shop like Tires Plus or Tire Discounters to have my winter tires mounted. This worries me a bit because they tend to be a bit careless about other people's wheels/cars. My old roommate used to manage one so I know how they operate.

My question is, should I grab the manager and have him physically walk around my car with me and visually inspect my wheels? I know if they are damaged by them and I have no proof they did it I am SOL. I don't have the most expensive wheels on the planet by any means but there is 0 road rash on them and I'd like to keep it that way.
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Anyone with any experience on this?
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Chain stores are always a toss up. I always spoke with the manager but they never promise a flawless finish as shit always happens. why don't you go on tirerack and look at their recommended installer list. I found a few good ones that way
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Chain stores are always a toss up. I always spoke with the manager but they never promise a flawless finish as shit always happens. why don't you go on tirerack and look at their recommended installer list. I found a few good ones that way
Ok cool thanks ill have to check out tirerack
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Always take pictures at the store and have the service writer sign off on condition prior to starting work. PLEASE DO THIS. I had way too many arguments that their $15k touchless machine could never do that to my wheel.
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I just had my rears tires changed and as much as you want them to avoid scratches or damage, its impossible. Althougt I have to say that the shop I went to were very careful this last time. I did mention to them before hand. I will go back to same shop once I get my from set. Anyway, I cleaned my rims when I got home but still can see some minor scratches on edges. I will try a paint touch up or scartch remover or something... I have 189's
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