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Old 12-27-2019, 06:46 PM #16
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well youre in iowa, there are lots of walmarts outside of where you are. maybe youre in a small town, idk. i can tell you if you lived where i live you wouldnt buy anything from walmart other than oil, filters, and shop towels.

there is no 'may' have a reputation for questionable work. they do where im at. you seem to have gotten lucky (again, maybe youre in a small town). where i am at, i guarantee you higher end tire shops are paying their employees more than my local walmart (which employs all sorts of 'winners' whom i dont even want looking at my rig). it also helps if you go to a reputable tire shop and do your research before hand.

your iowa walmart may be good, but what if you go next door to another state (or say a town) and you get shoddy work done on your rig and you have issues? now youre stranded in a different state/town thanks to questionable walmart work.

25 a corner to mount and balance too much for you? so you're going to take your chances with something as important as tires? thats where you lost me. you dont even want to know how much shops charge for tire swaps on cars with TPMS sensors. plus most of us have 33" tires. its not like getting these balanced is the easiest.

brakes and tires are the most important things on your vehicle. im glad you can trust someone at walmart and save money. most of us cant because we know what goes down at walmart.
not sure what your attempt at a reply or insult means. so iowa has good walmarts & the rest of the country has bad walmarts? or because you think i live in a "small town" thats why i trust my walmart but big town walmarts arent trust worthy? id ask you to clarify but im not sure it would matter...

FYI i live in a town of close to 200k people, we have like 4 or 5 walmarts & they all have trained mechanics in their field & managers are usually ASE certified & run a pretty tight shop with all modern machines. have you ever mounted & balanced a tire or do you just overpay at a shop to have it done? its not rocket science to operate a tire machine ya know!

& sorry but "most of us" do not have 33" tires, probably at least half are normal daily drivers or maybe a small lift & they ride small trails or go camping etc, the hardcore off roaders are less than half im pretty sure. funny how you assume you talk for "most of us."

& well maybe, where youre at is full of morons that dont know how to m&b a tire. seriously if you think its an epidemic of bad work at walmarts you need to get out more! majority of walmarts today offer great service, full warranties, & probably sell & install 10x more tires a year than most tire specific shops. & just as easily, a major shop like goodyear or general tire etc will hire a kid off the street or some backwoods bubba that uses an impact gun on lugnuts!

same thing applies for walmart or any shop... do research or check reviews on their work & there is zero reason to claim walmart is less than any other shop for basic things like tire m&b or oil changes etc.

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Old 12-27-2019, 07:19 PM #17
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not sure what your attempt at a reply or insult means. so iowa has good walmarts & the rest of the country has bad walmarts? or because you think i live in a "small town" thats why i trust my walmart but big town walmarts arent trust worthy? id ask you to clarify but im not sure it would matter...

FYI i live in a town of close to 200k people, we have like 4 or 5 walmarts & they all have trained mechanics in their field & managers are ASE certified mechanics & run a pretty tight shop with all modern machines. have you ever mounted & balanced a tire or do you just overpay at a shop to have it done? its not rocket science to operate a tire machine ya know!

& sorry but "most of us" do not have 33" tires, probably at least half are normal daily drivers or maybe a small lift & they ride small trails or go camping etc, the hardcore off roaders are less than half im quite sure. funny how you assume you talk for "most of us."

& well maybe, where youre at is full of morons that dont know how to m&b a tire. seriously if you think its an epidemic of bad work at walmarts you need to get out more! majority of walmarts today offer great service, full warranties, & probably sell & install 10x more tires a year than most tire specific shops. & just as easily, a major shop like goodyear or general tire etc will hire a kid off the street or some backwoods bubba that uses an impact gun on lugnuts! same thing applies for walmart or any shop... do research or check reviews on their work & there is zero reason to claim walmart is less than any other shop for basic things like tire m&b or oil changes etc.
i was just replying to some of your points, not trying to be insulting; sorry if it came off that way. i have never seen an ASE certified tech at any walmart where i live. my dad worked at good year my entire childhood, so i have a bit of a different perspective than you do. 2 things i learned very early on was tires and brakes are very important.

FWIW, my local walmart has a 2.5 star rating. why am i not surprised. i get out plenty, i avoid walmart like the plague, well because have you ever seen peopleofwalmart.com? that is basically what everyone is like around here.
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Old 12-27-2019, 10:31 PM #18
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i was just replying to some of your points, not trying to be insulting; sorry if it came off that way. i have never seen an ASE certified tech at any walmart where i live. my dad worked at good year my entire childhood, so i have a bit of a different perspective than you do. 2 things i learned very early on was tires and brakes are very important.

FWIW, my local walmart has a 2.5 star rating. why am i not surprised. i get out plenty, i avoid walmart like the plague, well because have you ever seen peopleofwalmart.com? that is basically what everyone is like around here.
no worries, i wasnt insulted. but your post came off kinda condescending & judgemental of where i live or what my perspective is, & walmarts in general when you have only dealt with a few in your area.

ive been working on cars for 30+ years & have many friends that are ase certified lifelong mechanics & factory ford trained master mechanics & one has been at goodyear for 25+ years. im aware of how most shops work & can spot a shady mechanic or shop a mile away! i've had work done at shady shops that claim they are good, & at walmart if i bought tires there. ive heard more horror stories about smaller shops or franchise shops like most goodyears & other names are than i have walmart. but then again walmart doesnt do major mechanical work.

just saying if you bash walmart, then be fair & bash any shop out there that has the potential to do questionable work too. or just as bad, questionable business practices... many shops out there will lie to old ladies & people that dont know cars & tell them they need repairs they dont need. had that happen to me a couple times over the years too, its great when you tell them they are wrong & they realize you know better.

i agree tires & brakes are very important.. thats why i do most my own work on my cars or will usually watch whoever is doing things like alignments or mounting tires etc.

& yes i know all about peopleofwalmart.com, the walmart in my area is actually pretty nice & you dont see too many people like that. personally i have no problem letting a "decent" walmart balance my tires.

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[QUOTE=Syr4RinNC;3406558]I recently bought ones from Amazon, that were sold directly from Falken at $120 per tire. They were brand new with a manufactured date within 2 months of my purchase.

I did the same!

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My name is YBstranded, and I'm a victim of a Walmart tire shop...

I bought a set of the Goodyear Authority tires online from Walmart because a Jeep I bought used a couple of years prior came with them and I liked them. I think I paid $140 each for them.

I had the tires shipped to my house and I was going to have a local shop put them on since the nearest Walmart that had a tire center was 55 miles away.

But, I had to take my UTV down to that town because it's where the dealer was and it was due for service, so I figured I'd thrown the tires in the trailer with the UTV and have tires installed while I was getting the UTV serviced. Plus, I was in the middle of a bathroom remodel and needed to stop at the Home Depot to get some sheetrock and tile as well.

I drop off the UTV, then go to Walmart and drop off the 4Runner.

The male human behind the counter was clearly addicted to meth. My dad was with me and he did 42 years in law enforcement, and I've done a few years myself. The guy was a tweaker.

There were no other vehicles ahead of me.

I figured it would be about 45 minutes at the most for the two techs to do the job.

We came back just over an hour later and it still wasn't done. After two hours, they started backing it out of the shop. We stood outside and watched them go as slow as they could possibly go while still moving. It was so incredible, it was funny.

The guy gets it out and I asked if he could inflate the tires to 42 psi, they were E-Rated tires and I was going to be pulling a heavy load. Nope. He insisted they can only go by the psi on the door frame. I tried to explain that although these were the same factory size, that they were a 10-ply tire and needed higher pressure. Nope. Wouldn't do it.

I looked at my vehicle and the freshly plasti-dipped rims were scraped up in several places. The tires still had that ugly plastic/blue film on them, they didn't bother to wash them off, even.

Behind schedule, and starting to get pissed, I went in to pay and the tweaker told me $95. I said I was told it was $55. He said only if they are purchased from Walmart. I said these tires were bought online and the shipping labels from Walmart were still on the freaking tires when I brought them in. Sorry, that doesn't count, he needs a receipt. I told him the receipt was at my house and I wanted to speak to his manager. He relented and asked if I had an email alert from Walmart on my phone showing the tires were ordered. I did and showed him. Paid $55.

Got in the rig and drove to Home Depot to get supplies. By the time we were loaded up, it was threatening to rain and I had to drive 60 miles to get my sheetrock home safe. Headed back home on the highway and the whole rig started shaking and vibrating as soon as I hit 45 mph.

Got home, unloaded, and took it to a local tire shop that confirmed that it the tires were not even close to being balanced.

I ended up contacting the manager of the Walmart that did the work and he was very gracious and apologetic and sent me a $100 gift card.

I will never take my vehicle to Walmart for work again. And after they got "woke" and stopped selling pistol ammo, I don't shop there at all for anything if I can help it.
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Oh, and I forgot to add that on my work receipt was a note saying that the tires would likely have rubbing issues because they were oversized.

I installed the factory 265/70/17 size. Morons...
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My name is YBstranded, and I'm a victim of a Walmart tire shop...

I bought a set of the Goodyear Authority tires online from Walmart because a Jeep I bought used a couple of years prior came with them and I liked them. I think I paid $140 each for them.

I had the tires shipped to my house and I was going to have a local shop put them on since the nearest Walmart that had a tire center was 55 miles away.

But, I had to take my UTV down to that town because it's where the dealer was and it was due for service, so I figured I'd thrown the tires in the trailer with the UTV and have tires installed while I was getting the UTV serviced. Plus, I was in the middle of a bathroom remodel and needed to stop at the Home Depot to get some sheetrock and tile as well.

I drop off the UTV, then go to Walmart and drop off the 4Runner.

The male human behind the counter was clearly addicted to meth. My dad was with me and he did 42 years in law enforcement, and I've done a few years myself. The guy was a tweaker.

There were no other vehicles ahead of me.

I figured it would be about 45 minutes at the most for the two techs to do the job.

We came back just over an hour later and it still wasn't done. After two hours, they started backing it out of the shop. We stood outside and watched them go as slow as they could possibly go while still moving. It was so incredible, it was funny.

The guy gets it out and I asked if he could inflate the tires to 42 psi, they were E-Rated tires and I was going to be pulling a heavy load. Nope. He insisted they can only go by the psi on the door frame. I tried to explain that although these were the same factory size, that they were a 10-ply tire and needed higher pressure. Nope. Wouldn't do it.

I looked at my vehicle and the freshly plasti-dipped rims were scraped up in several places. The tires still had that ugly plastic/blue film on them, they didn't bother to wash them off, even.

Behind schedule, and starting to get pissed, I went in to pay and the tweaker told me $95. I said I was told it was $55. He said only if they are purchased from Walmart. I said these tires were bought online and the shipping labels from Walmart were still on the freaking tires when I brought them in. Sorry, that doesn't count, he needs a receipt. I told him the receipt was at my house and I wanted to speak to his manager. He relented and asked if I had an email alert from Walmart on my phone showing the tires were ordered. I did and showed him. Paid $55.

Got in the rig and drove to Home Depot to get supplies. By the time we were loaded up, it was threatening to rain and I had to drive 60 miles to get my sheetrock home safe. Headed back home on the highway and the whole rig started shaking and vibrating as soon as I hit 45 mph.

Got home, unloaded, and took it to a local tire shop that confirmed that it the tires were not even close to being balanced.

I ended up contacting the manager of the Walmart that did the work and he was very gracious and apologetic and sent me a $100 gift card.

I will never take my vehicle to Walmart for work again. And after they got "woke" and stopped selling pistol ammo, I don't shop there at all for anything if I can help it.
sorry to hear you had a bad experience at that walmart... but i gotta ask, if your eyes were able to drug test this guy & confirm he was a "tweaker" why in the world would you let him work on your car? knowing (thinking) he was "addicted to meth" would have been all i needed to walk away!

also, walmarts have a pretty strict policy on what they can do to a car, such as they cant install tires bigger than what was on the car from the factory, unless you bring the rims in off the car. they also cant inflate the tires to higher than what the car indicates. so even though the tires were a higher load rating, thats up to the owner to inflate them higher if needed. im sure there was a gas station across the street you could have inflated the tires to what you wanted. they also dont wash off the blue coating, never had any shop do that on new tires.
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My name is YBstranded, and I'm a victim of a Walmart tire shop...
i may be in another state as you, but that sounds just like my walmart; or any other walmart i have been to my entire life.

i hate to say it, but i am not the least bit surprised.
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Walmart tires different than the same brands at other retailers

I do not have any chemical analysis of the tires being sold at Walmart but I can tell you this, my father toured a tire manufacturing facility a few years back. I do not recall who it was but when he came back he said there was a special "bin" marked Walmart in the facilities storage area.
Now if all the tires were actually the same why would you need a special area for Walmart's tires. You would not even really need this if it was for special in house models. However, if there were actually a difference in the tires a manufacturer might want to make sure the tires were segregated from the other model with the same name going to other wholesalers.
The only possibility I can think of is that they want to make sure there is a sufficient supply of tires for Walmart but in the age of computer inventory systems that does not seem to be really needed. So I come back to wondering if those tires are somehow different and they want the Walmart runs stored separately from the generally manufactured tires.
I have gotten tires from Walmart for my Chevy VAN and other cars over the years and I have had no problems with them but my experience with Walmart's auto service is that it takes 2 hours to get any thing done regardless of how many cars are being serviced. That way you can wander the aisle and buy stuff off normal store shelves. Clearly, auto service is a loss leader and after my dad's visit I get my tires elsewhere.
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