Last post on Jun 16, 2011 at 7:53 PM
You are in the BMW 3-Series
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BMW 3 Series, Tires, Sedan, Wagon
#266 of 273 Re: Go flats? [Mr_Shiftright]
May 12, 2011 (10:44 am)
My 2010 Chevy Malibu (no, I didn't to choose it - it's a company car ) came from the factory with go-flats and no spare. Instead of a spare, it came with a contraption similar to the Conti Kit that Shipo linked above.
I seriously doubt anyone would refuse to sell me tires for it.
#267 of 273 Re: Go flats? [Mr_Shiftright]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
May 12, 2011 (3:09 pm)
Costco, Sams and Walmart are all very sticky about tires.... If the computer says no, it's no...
The closest tire dealer to my house is a local chain.. Asked them to put a couple tires on the rear... "Are they used? If so, we can't do it." Which is pain, because my local independent isn't open on Saturdays...
#268 of 273 Re: Go flats? [fedlawman]
May 13, 2011 (5:17 am)
I had the same experience. Over the phone the employee at Costco used his computer to match possible tires and said they could only sell me RFTs.
#269 of 273 Re: Go flats? [kyfdx]
May 13, 2011 (5:27 am)
If I remember correctly, the wheels on my 2002 325xi were 16" so I assume the spacesaver spare was too. My 2009 has 17" wheels but I like your suggestion of giving it a go when I buy the RFTs.
Anybody out there know if Les Schwab tires are any good? There after-purchase service is excellent.
#270 of 273 Re: Go flats? [mulligan7]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 13, 2011 (7:31 am)
Ah I get it. Once again, the machine overcomes common sense---okay, I sense the presence of a corporate lawyer behind the curtain!
May 13, 2011 (12:31 pm)
I've got a certain independent Mom-and-Pop tire shop in mind for all my future work. Discount Tires now dictates where they'll put the new tires (on the rear, BTW, if you buy "only" 2 instead of 4) and whether they'll repair a slow leak. "This tire is worn out. We won't repair it."
I'll find someone who will.
Besides which, they'll be willing to mount and balance my Tire Rack purchases.
#272 of 273 Re: This is Why. . . [cdnpinhead]
May 14, 2011 (7:30 pm)
Me too; my shop charges $15 per tire to mount and balance and they gladly mount my Tire Rack purchases...