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Old 02-10-2020, 02:36 PM   #1
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Changing Tires

Afternoon Everyone

First and foremost, I know that I can get a set of tires changed at the dealership! However, at $95+ a wheel is IMHO a bit much for mounting and road force balancing. Paying that GM premium, I guess.

Does anyone know of any brick/mortar national chain tire shop that uses the touchless tire changer and road force balancing equipment. Or any members in northern VA, who can recommend a reputable establishment. Thanks in advance!

NTB - Doesn't
Goodyear - Doesn't
Firestone - Doesn't
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:25 PM   #2
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For tasks like these, I usually seek out a local custom stereo/wheel shop that does high end cars and talk to them about it. They usually deal in low profile/big/expensive wheels and tires daily and know what it takes to work with them and what customers expect.
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Old 02-10-2020, 04:06 PM   #3
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Afternoon Everyone

First and foremost, I know that I can get a set of tires changed at the dealership! However, at $95+ a wheel is IMHO a bit much for mounting and road force balancing. Paying that GM premium, I guess.

Does anyone know of any brick/mortar national chain tire shop that uses the touchless tire changer and road force balancing equipment. Or any members in northern VA, who can recommend a reputable establishment. Thanks in advance!

NTB - Doesn't
Goodyear - Doesn't
Firestone - Doesn't
I tried a dealer, Keyes in Van Nuys, for my first tire change, removing GY SC 3Rs for PS4S to save them for track. I was already there for an oil change and ZLE track alignment and figured it made sense to get the tires done at the same time ... they put 3 dents in my car, damaged the bead on one of the nearly new 3Rs, installed a PF48 filter that leaked, and took 3 days to figure out how to rotate the DSSVs to track setting. They refused to take responsibility for any of their mistakes, and said the bead of a never before removed tire on a 2 month old car was damaged already by me. GM backed them up.
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Old 02-10-2020, 04:15 PM   #4
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I tried a dealer, Keyes in Van Nuys, for my first tire change, removing GY SC 3Rs for PS4S to save them for track. I was already there for an oil change and ZLE track alignment and figured it made sense to get the tires done at the same time ... they put 3 dents in my car, damaged the bead on one of the nearly new 3Rs, installed a PF48 filter that leaked, and took 3 days to figure out how to rotate the DSSVs to track setting. They refused to take responsibility for any of their mistakes, and said the bead of a never before removed tire on a 2 month old car was damaged already by me. GM backed them up.
Wow! That is awful. I have had mine to the dealer twice for track alignments and had zero problems. The tech was extremely knowledgeable. I had taken it to two different independent shops initially and neither would touch my car for fear of causing damage...I appreciated their candor.
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Old 02-10-2020, 05:03 PM   #5
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That’s what I dread when it comes time to put new tires on my ZL1 and it maybe in the summer!
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Old 02-10-2020, 05:22 PM   #6
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I called Hunter which is a touch-less tire machine manufacturer and asked them for a business in my area that uses their tire machine.
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Old 02-10-2020, 05:24 PM   #7
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Discount tire has been a great and i wont go anywhere else. best pricing (they will price match if you find it better). they lifted the car manually with 4 jacks simultaneously on the correct lift points just 10 feet away from me in the shop window. the manager understood my concerns and walked the car with me each time and we checked the wheels pre/post for any damage. they have the latest equipment from my understanding and i trusted they would take care of any issues if something did occur.
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Old 02-10-2020, 05:36 PM   #8
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Discount tire is a good chain and I've used them a few times.

I'd say call another dealer if you want them to do this. My dealer charged me only $52, total, to change the tires on my ZL1.
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:05 PM   #9
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Discount tire! They also mounted my 325/30/20 R888R on my custom gloss black 20x11.5” BC Forged wheels without a scratch.
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:14 PM   #10
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Discount tire uses Hunter road force balances to
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:24 PM   #11
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:09 AM   #12
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Another vote for discount tire. It's a big chain, but our new one in town has the service of a 100 year old family business. They're awesome and will take car of your girl.

Not to mention good prices already and a 0% for 12 months credit card.
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Old 02-11-2020, 05:23 AM   #13
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Thanks Stephen,

Called most of those places except for couple, which will be done today....no go, all use the old fashion tire changer and a couple of them didn't know what I was talking about went I mentioned "road force balancing".
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Old 02-11-2020, 06:09 AM   #14
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sadly, around here, the dealership is about the only place that has the equipment and fellas that care enough. It costs, sure, but I trust the guys at my dealership. I tried ntb. lets just say I'll never go back to another ntb, ever.
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