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Tires Not Mounted Properly At Dealership, Am I being too fus

Unread postby pwall on Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:10 pm

Warning: this is a rant. ;)

<rant>
Brought the truck in for it's regular maintenance and while it was there, they rotated the tires.
Getting ready for a road trip this week, I checked the tire pressure in the trailer, and checked the truck anyways just in case.
Well.....the tires in front were at 65psi, but should be 70psi. The rear tires were a mix of 65psi and 70psi. And the rear wheels were not aligned properly so that you can't get access to the inner tire valve stem (the truck is a dually).
This tells me they rotated the tires, didn't bother to check the tire pressures.
Needless to say, I was a bit ticked.
Just spoke to the service manager, the truck is going back in to have the tires done properly. I was going to do it myself, but since I've paid for the service, they should do it.

Perhaps I'm just being fussy, but an 8000lb truck, I perfer it done right.
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Thanks...I feel better now. ;)
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Re: Tires Not Mounted Properly At Dealership, Am I being too fus

Unread postby Zinger on Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:47 pm

agreed no sense in doing what you paid for.
Have a good one
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Re: Tires Not Mounted Properly At Dealership, Am I being too fus

Unread postby Ontariofarmer on Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:31 pm

Pat, you SHOULD be bringing back and have them do it RIGHT. I sure would.
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Re: Tires Not Mounted Properly At Dealership, Am I being too fus

Unread postby bert64 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:09 pm

Had new rears put on last fall, they also had the pressures all messed up. Not one the same as the other. Pissed me off since I paid to have nitro in the tires and after they charged me $35 per tire extra they were going to make the adjustment with regular air. Got there just in time. It's a good shop but some of the employes just don't care.

Good thing you are having them step up and fix what they should have done right in the first place.
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Unread postby Limey on Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:35 pm

I agree - justified rant =- have them put it right! :)
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Re: Tires Not Mounted Properly At Dealership, Am I being too fus

Unread postby pwall on Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:22 pm

The truck went back in today and they dropped me off to work (and picked me up after work), so at least I saved the cost of bus fair. ;)

The tires are now mounted properly. I even had to explain to the service guy how dually tires are mounted.
Oh well....at least I'm heading home on Thursday for a couple of weeks.
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Unread postby bert64 on Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:22 am

Sad that you need to explain to them how to do there job :lol:
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Re: Tires Not Mounted Properly At Dealership, Am I being too fus

Unread postby plainsman48 on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:07 pm

I use the flex connector to check the inside dual tire from outside. When they rotate the tires, they need to re-thread the flex connector, otherwise it gets shorn off. Now I do it myself. Nitro in the tires? Regular compressed air is mostly nitrogen, so what did you gain 1 or 2% and $35 less out of pocket?
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Re: Tires Not Mounted Properly At Dealership, Am I being too fus

Unread postby 86bigred on Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:14 am

i run nitrogen in my vehicles.we have a generator at our shop,so it's free to me.first normal air has moisture in ,and if the tire heats up that water turns to steam and can cause blow outs.second as you roll down the highway normal air will expand increasing pressure inside of the tire.nitrogen won't expand as much decreasing uneven wear.third i filled my tires in the fall and even though the temps are sub zero the air pressure in my truck have not changed.forth nitrogen molecules air larger than air molecules so it does not leak out of the tire as easily.with less moisture inside the tire, there is less of a chance of the belts rusting. plus i have noticed a better ride in my truck. IMO
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Unread postby frank on Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:22 am

have them Do it right :o
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Re: Tires Not Mounted Properly At Dealership, Am I being too fus

Unread postby pwall on Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:12 am

I had the truck back in this past September for it's annual commercial inspection (required in Ontario).
They mounted the tires properly this time.....they must have a note on file about me. ;)
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Re: Tires Not Mounted Properly At Dealership, Am I being too fus

Unread postby plainsman48 on Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:13 pm

86bigred wrote:i run nitrogen in my vehicles.we have a generator at our shop,so it's free to me.first normal air has moisture in ,and if the tire heats up that water turns to steam and can cause blow outs.second as you roll down the highway normal air will expand increasing pressure inside of the tire.nitrogen won't expand as much decreasing uneven wear.third i filled my tires in the fall and even though the temps are sub zero the air pressure in my truck have not changed.forth nitrogen molecules air larger than air molecules so it does not leak out of the tire as easily.with less moisture inside the tire, there is less of a chance of the belts rusting. plus i have noticed a better ride in my truck. IMO



Then all those 300,000 + semi's rolling down the highways, should be having multiple blowouts every hour. NOT!
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