Tire Service, Elk Grove Village Illinois

Tire Service, Elk Grove Village Illinois Tire Service, formerly K.O. Tire, recently remodeled, here to serve your tire needs. Please stop by and check out the shop. Tire installations and tire repairs only, no tire sales, new, or used.

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THESE 2016 19” VOLKSWAGEN WHEELS WERE DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR FOUR NEW ATTURO TIRES, FOR SUMMER USE ONLY.My original quote...
01/07/2022

THESE 2016 19” VOLKSWAGEN WHEELS WERE DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR FOUR NEW ATTURO TIRES, FOR SUMMER USE ONLY.

My original quote was $80-100 to mount and balance four brand new tires and wheels, NOT DEMOUNTS OF OLD TIRES AND WHEELS.

I laid all four tires on the floor, started to let the air out when I encountered a seized valve core in one of the metal TPMS valves.
Then I came to a second core that wasn’t seized, but it had to be forced out.

Once all the tires were deflated I started popping the beads, and check this out folks.

THE FIRST POP OF THE VERY FIRST BEAD, THE SLIMIEST SNOTTY LIQUID, LIKE I’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. IT SMELLED LIKE P**S, YES, P**S. THERE WAS AT LEAST A HALF QUART. THERE WAS AN IMPROPER STRING PLUG IN THAT TIRE, AS YOU CAN SEE.
The slimy liquid was everywhere, dripping all all over the tire machine and the floor.
NOW I’M P**SED OFF, BECAUSE I WASN’T TOLD THE LIQUID WAS IN THE TIRE.

TIRE NUMBER TWO, DEMOUNTED WITH NO SURPRISES, BUT THE FLANGES HAD RESIDUAL RUBBER FROM THE OLD TIRES, NO PROBLEM.

TIRE NUMBER THREE, THE ONE WITH THE VALVE CORE THAT DIDN’T COME OUT EASILY. I WONDER WHY! CHECK IT OUT.
WHATEVER THAT BLUE CRAP WAS THAT WAS INJECTED THROUGH THE VALVE PARTIALLY SEIZED THE THREADS OF THE VALVE CORE.
Look closely at the image (blue slime) and notice how the blue slime just missed sealing the screw.
NOW I’M REALLY FURIOUS, AS TWO OF THE TIRES HAD FIX-A-FLAT TYPE PRODUCTS IN THEM.
At least the blue product wasn’t dripping all over the equipment. It pretty much stayed where you see it.

TIRE NUMBER FOUR. THIS ONE WAS THE WORST!
I POPPED THE BEAD AND THAT STICKY WHITE FIX-A-FLAT WENT EVERYWHERE.
THE TIRE HAD BEEN PATCHED, AND MAYBE DIDN’T HOLD, BECAUSE A FULL CAN, MAYBE TWO CANS OF THAT SH.T WAS INSIDE THE TIRE.
THAT CRAP IS SO POTENT IT WILL BURN YOUR EYEBALLS AND STINK UP THE ENTIRE SHOP.
The liquid damaged the TPMS valve, and caused the core to seize.

AFTER DEMOUNTING THE FOURTH TIRE, AND HAVING TO CLEAN UP ALL THE MESS, I DECIDED TO CALL THE CUSTOMER AND TELL HIM I WASN’T GOING TO GO FORWARD WITH THE INSTALLATION OF HIS NEW TIRES.

I GAVE HIM A CHOICE. I COULD EITHER REMOUNT THE OLD TIRES, OR, LEAVE THEM DEMOUNTED AND CHARGE HIM A TOTAL OF $15 FOR THE MESSES I HAD TO CLEAN UP, AND THE TIRE DISPOSAL FEE.

OVER THE PHONE, THE CUSTOMER DIDN’T UNDERSTAND ANYTHING I WAS TELLING HIM ABOUT THE CRAP IN THE TIRES, AND HE COULDN’T UNDERSTAND “WHY” THE TWO VALVES HAD TO BE REPLACED.

THAT WAS IT! I DIDN’T WANT TO PROCEED, AS THE WHEELS WERE “SUPPOSED” TO BE BRAND NEW, AND NOT MOUNTED ALREADY.

AS I SAID IN THE BEGINNING, I WOULD HAVE MOUNTED AND BALANCED FOUR “BRAND NEW” 19” TIRES AND WHEELS FOR $80-100.

TOWARD THE END OF THE DAY, THE CUSTOMER STOPPED BY TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON.
He never called back earlier to let me know if he wanted me to mount the old tires back up, so I just left them demounted, in hopes that he’d at least pay for the scrap tire disposal.

I DEFINITELY DIDN’T WANT TO PROCEED!

GUESS WHAT, HE WAS WILLING TO PURCHASE TWO METAL REPLACEMENT VALVES, AND PAY FOR THE WHEEL CLEANING, SO I ENDED UP DOING THE JOB.

One other thing the customer didn’t realize.
Back when he purchased his used Volkswagen, he had no idea that all the wheels had been sprayed, one of the biggest scams in the automotive industry.

THESE 2018 HONDA ODYSSEY WHEELS WERE DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR INSTALLATION OF NEW TPMS SENSORS AND A WHEEL BALANCE.The cust...
01/07/2022

THESE 2018 HONDA ODYSSEY WHEELS WERE DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR INSTALLATION OF NEW TPMS SENSORS AND A WHEEL BALANCE.

The customer purchased the used tires and wheels to replace the original equipment Michelin PAX System.

When I popped the first tire bead, I never expected these 2018 wheels to be so bad.
One wheel had been refurbished, and it was worse than the other three.
The other three had blistering corrosion on all the flanges, and the back mounting surfaces were corroded as well.

The customer mentioned a shimmy in the steering wheel, so before I started demounting, I threw all four wheels on the balancer.
Three were within an ounce, and the culprit was out of balance 2.25 ounces.

THREE OF THE TIRES WERE WORN DOWN TO THE WEAR BARS, THE ONE WITH THE 2019 DOT NUMBER HAD HALF IT’S TREAD.

A NEW SET OF TIRES WAS ORDERED TODAY.

A FRIEND PAID $75 FOR THIS USED 2002 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER WHEEL.Great find on eBay, and it arrived in only two days with fr...
01/07/2022

A FRIEND PAID $75 FOR THIS USED 2002 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER WHEEL.

Great find on eBay, and it arrived in only two days with free shipping.

There was corrosion on the flanges, back mounting surface, center bore, and lug holes, all easily cleaned and painted.

I RECEIVED A CALL TODAY ABOUT A TIRE ON AN OLDER MAZDA THAT WAS LOSING AIR ON A DAILY BASIS.It was one of those discount...
01/07/2022

I RECEIVED A CALL TODAY ABOUT A TIRE ON AN OLDER MAZDA THAT WAS LOSING AIR ON A DAILY BASIS.

It was one of those discount places in Hoffman Estates that originally installed the tires. They neglected to wire brush the blistering paint.
The customer had to go back every couple of days since the extreme temperature change.

IT WAS PRETTY OBVIOUS WHY THE TIRE WOULDN’T HOLD AIR.

BOTH THE TOP AND BOTTOM FLANGES WERE LOADED WITH CORROSION.

WOW! TWO FORD EDGE’S IN ONE DAY, THIS ONE HAD 22” WHEELS.I REALLY DON’T WANT TO COMMENT, SO I’LL LET MY IMAGES TELL THE ...
01/06/2022

WOW! TWO FORD EDGE’S IN ONE DAY, THIS ONE HAD 22” WHEELS.

I REALLY DON’T WANT TO COMMENT, SO I’LL LET MY IMAGES TELL THE STORY.

I WILL SAY THOUGH, TWO OF THE WHEELS WERE SO FUSED WITH BEAD SEALER THAT I THOUGHT THE BEAD BREAKER WAS GOING TO BLOW THE CYLINDER.

HERE’S A 21” FORD EDGE WHEEL THAT NEVER, EVER, SHOULD HAVE LEFT A LOCAL FORD DEALERSHIP. TALK ABOUT LIABILITY!The custom...
01/06/2022

HERE’S A 21” FORD EDGE WHEEL THAT NEVER, EVER, SHOULD HAVE LEFT A LOCAL FORD DEALERSHIP. TALK ABOUT LIABILITY!

The customer just had four new Pirelli tires installed on his Ford Edge.
One of the tires kept going flat, and after a couple visits back to the dealership, where they first claimed the valve stem was bad, the tire still leaked, so why didn’t they replace it?
The second time, they blamed the leak on the cracked wheel, but didn’t see it leaking.

WHY I ASK, WHY DID THE TECHNICIAN MOUNT A BRAND NEW, COUPLE HUNDRED DOLLAR TIRE ON A CRACKED WHEEL, WHY?

WHY DIDN’T THE DEALERSHIP PUT THE SPARE TIRE ON, INSTEAD OF LETTING THE CUSTOMER DRIVE OFF WITH THE CRACKED WHEEL? WHY I ASK?

THE DEALERSHIP WANTED $1,800 FOR A NEW 21” WHEEL. I SAID, ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE!

BY THE WAY, THE DEALERSHIP SAID THAT THEY COULDN’T FIND THE LEAK.
Within “SECONDS” of using soapy water, the leak appeared.

WHEN THE CUSTOMER PULLED INTO THE SHOP AT 10:00 A.M., I REMOVED THE LEFT REAR WHEEL, BUT ONLY AFTER HAVING TO “POUND” THE IMPACT SOCKET ON EACH ONE OF THE DAMAGED SHELLED LUG NUTS.

SO ONCE AGAIN I ASK, WHY DIDN’T THE DEALERSHIP TELL HIM ALL THE LUG NUTS WERE “NOT” USABLE.
Had that tire gone flat, the customer never would have been able to get it off.

TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY, THE LUG NUTS WERE ON SO TIGHT, A TWO FOOT EXTENSION HAD TO BE USED ON THE BREAKER BAR.
The customer was standing right there and couldn’t believe what he was seeing.

I ABSOLUTELY COULDN’T LET THE CUSTOMER LEAVE WITH A CRACKED WHEEL, SO I PUT THE SPARE ON.

A REPLACEMENT WHEEL SHOULD BE DELIVERED WITHIN IN A COUPLE DAYS.

When I got the call that he had a problem with one of the tires going flat after a couple days, and after he two visits back

I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR WHAT TED P. WOULD DO WITH WHEELS IN THIS CONDITION.ON SECOND THOUGHT, I DON’T WANT TO KNOW, AS IT W...
01/04/2022

I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR WHAT TED P. WOULD DO WITH WHEELS IN THIS CONDITION.

ON SECOND THOUGHT, I DON’T WANT TO KNOW, AS IT WOULD PROBABLY BE THE MOST “ASININE” ANSWER IMAGINABLE.

It took almost an hour just to grind the corrosion smooth, and yes Ted, it was possible, and just for you Ted, I snapped a S load of images just so you Ted can see how it’s done “properly”

By the way Ted, check out the tire beads, no Ted, you don’t need all that bead sealer.

THIS 2016 BMW 340i M-SPORT WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR FOUR NEW FALKEN TIRES.With exception of minor bead sealer, and a se...
01/04/2022

THIS 2016 BMW 340i M-SPORT WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR FOUR NEW FALKEN TIRES.
With exception of minor bead sealer, and a seized valve core in one of the replaceable TPMS valves, this was a pretty clean job.
All four wheels were straight. GOOD TO GO!

THIS 2021 VOLVO WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR A RIGHT REAR TIRE REPAIR.I found a roofing nail, and a wood screw, which were ...
01/04/2022

THIS 2021 VOLVO WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR A RIGHT REAR TIRE REPAIR.
I found a roofing nail, and a wood screw, which were both simple repairs, saving the customer hundred of dollars.

ANOTHER FUN PROJECT - THESE WHEELS ARE GOING IN FOR TOTAL RESTORATION.They’re going on a 69 C3
01/04/2022

ANOTHER FUN PROJECT - THESE WHEELS ARE GOING IN FOR TOTAL RESTORATION.
They’re going on a 69 C3

ANOTHER FUN PROJECT - THESE WHEELS ARE GOING IN FOR TOTAL RESTORATION.
They’re going on a 69 C3

THIS BRAND NEW CHRYSLER PACIFICA HYBRID PINNACLE WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR A TIRE REPAIR.Hard to believe there were no N...
12/31/2021

THIS BRAND NEW CHRYSLER PACIFICA HYBRID PINNACLE WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR A TIRE REPAIR.

Hard to believe there were no NEXEN tires anywhere to be found for replacement.

Due to the situation, and the fact that there were no tires available at this time, I went ahead and repaired the tire, totally confident the repair would hold the life of the tire.

Being that the vehicle only had a couple hundred miles on it, I suggested to the owner that he check to see if he purchased a tire and wheel warranty package.

THIS HIGH END AUDI WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR THE WINTER TIRE CHANGEOVER I unwrapped the snows from their carriers only t...
12/31/2021

THIS HIGH END AUDI WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR THE WINTER TIRE CHANGEOVER

I unwrapped the snows from their carriers only to find one of them completely flat.
There was a small screw in the center of the tread, which was simple to repair.

I was surprised however, to find bead sealer was used when the snow tires were originally installed.
HIGH END VEHICLE, HIGH END TIRES, HIGH END F UP! I JUST DON’T GET IT!

Anyway, my very good customer will be ready for the snow this weekend.

A GOOD CUSTOMER DROPPED BY TODAY FOR SOME AIR IN HIS LEFT FRONT TIRE.THE TIRE WAS A BRAND NEW COOPER MANUFACTURED MASTER...
12/30/2021

A GOOD CUSTOMER DROPPED BY TODAY FOR SOME AIR IN HIS LEFT FRONT TIRE.

THE TIRE WAS A BRAND NEW COOPER MANUFACTURED MASTERCRAFT A/S.

When I dragged the air hose outside, I found the tire to be almost completely flat, so it wasn’t a matter of topping it off.
Luckily there wasn’t a halo on the sidewall.

I WON’T SAY I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT I FOUND, BECAUSE I SEE THIS HALF A$$ED WORK COMING OUT OF SHOPS EVERY DAY.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, THIS IS A BRAND NEW TIRE INSTALLED BY A DEALERSHIP.

1. The wheel flanges were never cleaned.
The installer simply coated the corrosion
with bead sealer.
2. The installer never bothered removing the
extremely heavy corrosion from the back
mounting surface and center bore.
3. The installer never bothered replacing the
old dry rotted rubber valve stem, or
cleaning the corrosion from the valve hole.
4. The installer obviously didn’t know that
“AW” clip-on weights are never used on
ANY Honda aluminum wheels.
The ONLY acceptable clip-on weights for
Honda wheels are “FN” clip-ons.

THE TIRE REPAIR WAS THE LEAST OF HIS ISSUES.

IF MORE FOLKS ONLY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE GETTING WHEN PURCHASING TIRES.

OUR VERY FIRST SLOPPY SNOW OF THE SEASON, AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS LIKE NEW DISCONTINUED SNOW TIRE.The tire was dr...
12/30/2021

OUR VERY FIRST SLOPPY SNOW OF THE SEASON, AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS LIKE NEW DISCONTINUED SNOW TIRE.

The tire was dropped off last night, in hopes that I could repair the shoulder injury.
The HANKOOK snow tire is no longer available, and very few manufacturers have snow tires available in this size, so repairing it was the first option.
Luckily, the piece of steel didn’t make a second hole, and only scratched the tubeless liner, so the tire was repairable.

THIS OLDER CHEVY SILVERADO WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR IT’S SEASONAL SNOW TIRE CHANGEOVER.DAVE, YOU COULDN’T HAVE TIMED IT...
12/29/2021

THIS OLDER CHEVY SILVERADO WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR IT’S SEASONAL SNOW TIRE CHANGEOVER.

DAVE, YOU COULDN’T HAVE TIMED IT ANY BETTER. LOL!

I’ve been doing the changeover on this vehicle for several years now, and even though there was hardly any rust built up, the wheels and tire beads still get the complete cleaning, and paint.

AS SOON AS I STARTED WORKING ON THE TRUCK, THE SNOW REALLY STARTED COMING DOWN.
I was hoping I’d get the wheels cleaned and painted before the snow, unfortunately I had to get the tarp out, as I don’t like getting wet.

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR FOLKS, YES, FREEZING RAIN, BLOWING SNOW, RIGHT INSIDE THE OPENINGS OF YOUR “STYLED” ORIGINAL EQUI...
12/29/2021

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR FOLKS, YES, FREEZING RAIN, BLOWING SNOW, RIGHT INSIDE THE OPENINGS OF YOUR “STYLED” ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT STEEL WHEELS.

EVEN WORSE, ON A FREEZING COLD DAY, YOU GO THROUGH A CAR WASH, OR SELF SERVICE WASH AND SPRAY THESE “STYLED” TYPE WHEELS, I’LL GUARANTEE THE WATER WILL FREEZE!

When rain, snow, or water from the car wash freezes in the valley behind the spokes, or holes of a “styled” type wheel, it acts like a weight. Depending on the amount of frozen water, it can make your vehicle shake like your wheels are loose.

IF YOU ENCOUNTER A REALLY BAD SHAKE IN YOUR VEHICLE AFTER A FREEZING RAIN, OR RIGHT AFTER YOU’VE BEEN THROUGH A CARWASH, THERE’S A REALLY GOOD CHANCE THE VALLEY OF YOUR “STYLED” TYPE WHEELS HAVE ICE IN THEM.

It will take some time for the ice to melt, so either be patient, or chip it out.

I’VE SHOWN A FEW SAMPLES OF “STYLED” TYPE WHEELS.
Ford, Chevy, Dodge and GMC have been using “styled” type wheels on pickup trucks and commercial vans for over thirty years, both painted, and chrome cladded.

IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE WHEELS, AND THEY’RE OLDER, AND YOU’RE LOSING AIR PRESSURE, TAKE A PEEK AROUND THE VALVE STEMS. IF YOU SEE A LOT OF RUST, THAT’S GOING TO BE THE PROBLEM AREA, AND KEEP IN MIND, THE VALVE IS IN THE LOWEST POINT OF THE VALLEY.

THIS OLDER BMW (2007) WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY WITH A SHAKE AT 65 MPH.Once I got the seized wheels off the vehicle, here’s ...
12/28/2021

THIS OLDER BMW (2007) WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY WITH A SHAKE AT 65 MPH.

Once I got the seized wheels off the vehicle, here’s what I found.

The vehicle was out of alignment long enough for the inside ribs of both rear tires to be worn.
The low pressure light was on when I pulled the vehicle into the garage, so the first thing I did was check the air pressure.

RR 28 psi, RF 32 psi, LF 24 psi, LR 26 psi

I wire brushed the extremely heavy corrosion off the back mounting surfaces and center bores to ensure an accurate balance.
I also painted the back mounting surfaces and center bores, then proceeded to balance.

Left rear out 1.25 oz inside, 1.00 oz outside
Left front out 1.25 oz outside
Right front out 1.75 oz outside
Right rear out .50 oz inside, 1.00 oz outside

Right front wheel 2-3 mm runout from pothole

I cleaned the hubs, then applied a thin coat of anti seize to prevent further seizing.

THIS 2003 HONDA ODYSSEY WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR FOUR COMPLETE WHEEL CLEANS. This job qualifies as one of the top ten W...
12/24/2021

THIS 2003 HONDA ODYSSEY WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR FOUR COMPLETE WHEEL CLEANS.
This job qualifies as one of the top ten WORST jobs this year, and some of the WORST work performed by any technician I’ve ever seen, specifically that chrome TPMS valve installation.

I’LL LET MY IMAGES DO THE TALKING ON THIS ONE.

A FRIEND DROPPED BY THIS AFTERNOON WITH HIS 2004 FORD FREESTYLE.He said he was hearing an unusual noise that seemed to b...
12/23/2021

A FRIEND DROPPED BY THIS AFTERNOON WITH HIS 2004 FORD FREESTYLE.

He said he was hearing an unusual noise that seemed to be getting worse over the past few weeks.
I jacked up the vehicle, spun the tires making sure there weren’t any tread separations. There were no separations, but he will
be needing two rear tires, sooner than later.

I found two broken sway bar links on the rear, a fried left rear wheel bearing, both front sway bar links completely broken, rubbing on the axle, and both left and right tie rod ends with at least 1/8” play.

I SUGGESTED THAT HE PARK THE CAR.

MERRY CHRISTMAS MIKE!

COOPER TIRE AND THEIR DAMN BARCODE STICKERS. THIS IS GETTING OLD!
12/23/2021

COOPER TIRE AND THEIR DAMN BARCODE STICKERS. THIS IS GETTING OLD!

THIS 2012 NISSAN CUBE WAS DROPPED OFF FOR A RIGHT REAR TIRE REPAIR.As I’ve said many times, you never know what you’re g...
12/23/2021

THIS 2012 NISSAN CUBE WAS DROPPED OFF FOR A RIGHT REAR TIRE REPAIR.

As I’ve said many times, you never know what you’re getting into, until you actually demount the tire. Here’s what I found.

UPON INSPECTION OF THE TREAD, I FOUND A STAPLE, AND A SMALL CUT. BOTH WERE LEAKING.

WHEN I DEMOUNTED THE TIRE I MARKED BOTH INJURIES ON THE INSIDE, AND NOT SURPRISING, RIGHT WHERE THE CUT WAS, WAS A PATCH, WHICH WAS NOT ONLY A HACK JOB, BUT IT DIDN’T COMPLETELY COVER THE SMALL HOLE THE RAZOR BLADE, THAT WAS IMBEDDED DEEP IN THE TREAD HAD CAUSED.
I’VE SEEN THIS MANY TIMES OVER THE YEARS.

BACK IN 2017, WHEN NEW TIRES WERE INSTALLED, THE WHEEL FLANGES AND VALVE HOLES WERE NEVER CLEANED.
The hyper silver paint was a blistering mess as well, and had to be wire brushed down to bare aluminum.

The TPMS valve had a seized core and had to be replaced.

RUNDOWN:
Two repairs
One complete wheel clean
One new TPMS valve and hardware

Address

150 Seegers Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL
60007

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(847) 640-8019

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My Daughter was about to return to Connecticut after her visit. She had a slow leak in her tire and Lee got us in first thing in the morning on the day she was returning. After a brief conversation Lee found out that she's from Connecticut as he's from Rhode Island. Thank you so much for getting us in first thing and doing a great job. Lee even should us the nail and detailed what he did. We will visit him again in the future for service.
Thank you for fixing my tire this afternoon. And explaining things so completely.
THIS OLDER, BUT EXTREMELY CLEAN FORD ESCAPE WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR FOUR COMPLETE WHEEL CLEANS. THE TIRES PROBABLY DIDN’T HAVE A THOUSAND MILES ON THEM. Whoever mounted the four Cooper Tires prior the my customer purchasing the vehicle from a friend, never bothered cleaning anything on the wheels. The wheels were fused to the hubs due to extreme corrosion. So the back mounting surfaces, center bores, flanges, and valve holes were all extremely contaminated with corrosion. There was also a nail in the shoulder of the left rear tire, easily repaired. The spare tire was almost flat as well. SOMEONE WENT CRAZY ON THE BALANCING, AS ECAH WHEEL SHOULD HAVE ONLY TWO PIECES OF WEIGHT, NOT MULTIPLE PIECES!
THIS INFINITY WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR FOUR NEW TIRES. WOW, WHAT A MESS SOMEONE MADE OF THIS ONE! The tires coming off were extremely dry rotted. There were issues with air loss as no one ever bothered checking the TPMS grommets, which were contaminated with corrosion. Two of the wheels were loaded with bead sealer. The clip on weights were wrong for the application, and someone applied new tape weights right over old residual tape, and a couple of the lug nuts were screwed up, and easily fixed, oh, and the spare tire was almost flat.
A 2008 CHEVY HEAVY DUTY 12 PASSENGER VAN WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR FOUR NEW COOPER TIRES. The van was in mint condition, with exception of a small amount of rust around the valve holes. I replaced the twelve year old rubber TPMS valves. The flanges were flawless.
ROAD AMERICA HERE WE COME!
A GENTLEMAN STOPPED BY TODAY WITH A LEAKING TIRE ON HIS MERCEDES E350. I WAS PRETTY SLAMMED SO ALL I COULD DO WAS GIVE HIM SOME AIR TO HOLD HIM A COUPLE HOURS. I DID OFFER TO HAVE HIM ROLL THE VEHICLE SO I COULD CHECK FOR NAILS, ETC. SURE ENOUGH THERE WAS A NAIL. HE WAS WILLING TO DROP THE TIRE LATER IN THE AFTERNOON. HERE’S WHAT I FOUND. Not only did he pick up a nail, but the wheel had two huge bends from a pothole, and a huge area where the wheel had been welded. Also, the wheel had never been cleaned properly when the new tires were installed. I’LL SAY IT AGAIN, I DON’T GIVE A FLYING “F” HOW GOOD A WELDER YOU ARE, YOU CAN’T SAFELY WELD AN ALUMINUM WHEEL. I HAVE NEVER IN MY FORTY FOUR YEARS SEEN A WHEEL WELDED WHERE THE WELD HELD, NEVER! HERE’S THE PERFECT EXAMPLE. The ONLY thing these “KNOW-IT-ALL’S” are doing, is endangering lives. YES, I’M REALLY P**SED OFF SEEING THIS CRAP! THESE PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW BETTER. While I’m on on a rant, I’d like to mention Discount Tire mounted the tires on this vehicle. As usual, they never attempted to clean the wheels properly. BOTTOM LINE, THE WHEEL WAS BENT IN TWO DIFFERENT AREAS, THERE WAS A NAIL IN THE TIRE, THE WELD WAS LEAKING (VIDEO TO FOLLOW) AND THE FLANGES WERE TOTALLY CORRODED. I RECOMMENDED A REPLACEMENT WHEEL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, THIS IS ONLY ONE OF THE FOUR MICHELIN TIRES COSTCO INSTALLED ON A 2008 ACURA TL. THE CUSTOMER CALLED TODAY AND ASKED FOR MY HELP IN FIGURING OUT “WHY” HE HAD TOD FILL HIS TIRES EVERY COUPLE OF DAYS. HERE’S WHAT I FOUND. I’m not going to say I’m surprised, but this poor customer went back several times with air loss issues, and this is how it looked today. WITHIN SECONDS OF SOAKING THE TIRE, WITH THE AIR PRESSURE AT 65 PSI, THERE WERE OBVIOUS BUBBLES COMING FROM THE TIRE BEADS AND THE BASE OF THE TPMS VALVE. THE REST YOU CAN SEE FOR YOURSELF. ABSOLUTELY NO ATTEMPT WAS EVER MADE TO FIX THE PROBLEMS. Several applications of bead sealer were applied over corrosion, the improper wheel weight caused a pretty deep indent in the bead area, the bar code sticker was definitely an added issue, and the TPMS valve and rubber grommet were both contaminated.
THIS ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS 2000 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER WAS DROPPED OFF TODAY FOR FOUR NEW SNOW TIRES AND CUSTOM WHEELS. Not even a spot of rust!
Tire Service, Elk Grove Village Illinois Everyone seems to know "a guy". I just want to thank you for being "that guy". A guy and a business owner who can be trusted. A guy who gives 100% to every job brought to him. A guy who had a chance of charging an 80 yr.old woman (my mom) a lot for the service you provided, but you didn't. You were the guy that actually saved her money. You were the guy who fixed her tire problems making her feel safe to drive again. Thank you for being someone who knows their business and doesn't take advantage of the community.
Got to love this guy and his passion for doing it THE RIGHT WAY!!!
What an excellent shop Lee really cares about getting the job done the right way. I just picked up my shelby and I'm glad I have a new place to go and too recommend for any tire needs.