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Username Post: Tire prices        (Topic#341755)
family4door 
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Loc: North Iowa
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01-07-17 12:56 PM - Post#2669869    

My dad (80 years old) is working on a 1930 Plymouth 4dr sedan. He went to a local tire store/repair shop and ordered 5 4.75/5.00 X 19 blackwall Firestone tires. Took the rims (wood spokes stayed at his place) and had the old tires dis-mounted, new liners, new tubes, tires mounted and balanced. With the bitterly cold weather the last few days he asked me to go pick them up as they were done. Total cost for the 5 tires and extras was $1500.00. Does this seem reasonable? I figure Chevys of this vintage would use similar sized tires.

Now as to why I am question the price. My father-in-law about 10 years ago took his 1991 Ford Ranger 4X4 to this shop as it was making a funny noise at certain speeds. My brother-in-law who went to school for auto repair but doesn't work in that field anymore said to make sure they check the hanger bearing. They said the hanger bearing was fine and sold him a new set of tires. Still had the problem but the tires needed to be "wore in" for the first 100 miles or so. My BIL crawled under the pickup and found the hanger bearing shot. My FIL took it back and had it fixed but they couldn't put back on the old tires as they had been discarded, or sold to someone else as they weren't in that bad of shape, so he was stuck with a new set of tires he didn't need. Then, a few years later (after my FIL had passed away) my BIL seen a bill for a oil change on his mom's 1996 Buick with 167,000 miles and it was over $60.00. They had been using full synthetic oil as they told her it was better for her car. Yes, it may have been better, but a 15 year old car with that many miles probably didn't need it. I think they were trying to get a few extra bucks from a 65 year old lady.

So you can see why I am overly skeptical of this place.



Edited by family4door on 01-07-17 01:00 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 




2blu52 
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2blu52
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01-08-17 09:30 AM - Post#2670082    
    In response to family4door

You could Google Coker tire and check the price of the items purchased there. Once stung is enough for me so I guess I would not have gone back there to begin with.

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family4door 
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Posts: 104

Loc: North Iowa
Reg: 01-29-12
01-08-17 10:56 AM - Post#2670107    
    In response to 2blu52

I personally wouldn't do business with them. It was my dad that went there.

Just wondering about prices for the whole set and extras to see if they were try to screw over my dad like they did my in-laws. I would not have known about the price he paid if he hadn't asked me to pick the tires up.



 




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