Discount Tire to the Rescue!

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My tire pressure light came on in my dashboard driving to work today.  I pulled into the parking lot at my job and checked out my tires and sure enough I had somehow managed to run over a nail.  My boss told me to go to Discount Tire because if the tire isn’t flat chances are it’s in a spot that can be repaired.  So that’s how I spent the first part of my morning.  Three things about today’s experience:

  1. It took an hour to do.
    This is because there were 4 other customers in front of me yet they were still able to take care of me within the hour.
  2. Workers were friendly and efficient.
    In the hour as was sipping coffee and watching everyone not a single employee was just standing around…everyone was working on something. It took them a few minutes to take care of the people in front of me before I even got to the counter but they made sure to greet me and assured me that they would be right with me soon.
  3. IT WAS FREE!
    I really thought I was going to have to come out of pocket for the repair but it didn’t cost me a dime!  They did try to offer me a warranty for all of my tires considering they were all relatively new but I decided to opt out of the warranty.  If I do end up having tire problems again within the next 6 months, I may have to consider it though.

Overall it was a fantastic experience – I made it a point to not stress and just get it done so I’m really glad it all worked out. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Discount Tire to the Rescue!

  1. It sucked that you ended up with a nail in your tire. At least you were able to take it somewhere to get it fixed. I’m glad that the place you went to had such great service. I consider the fact that it was free to be icing on the cake. I’m sorry that your day didn’t start off so great but at least you got it taken care of relatively easy!

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  2. Nearly a year ago I had a similar experience of getting a nail in my tire except I was driving home. It was the first time that I’ve had that happen to me. Unfortunately, I do not live close to a tire repair shop (its about about a 20 minute drive) so I actually hard to take the tire off, put the spare on, and drive to the shop. They did charge me to patch and plug the tire but I can’t remember how much it was.

    They didn’t offer me a warranty at the tire shop, but just a few months before that, when I had purchased my vehicle, the dealer had offered a warranty and I said to myself that I would never need it as I’ve never had a flat before. Of course, Murphy’s law said it had to happen after that, I guess.

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  3. Oh, my! Am so happy for a safe outcome. How encouraging that you have an understanding boss; and the people you encountered at the business location left you with a positive impression. How respectful and responsible of you to attend to the issue promptly. Enjoy your day.

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  4. Unfortunately, my tire went completely flat a few months ago when I was driving to work. Needless to say, I was late for work that day. It actually came off the rim and was impossible to fix. Thus, I had to get a whole new tire. I’m not sure how I didn’t notice that the tire was getting low, but it happened that way. 😦 It didn’t cost very much to get it fixed, though, which was nice.

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