F*ck Sams Club tire polcy

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Re: F*ck Sams Club tire polcy

Post by Nobody » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:26 pm

Or it's just their business model.

But yes, I had something similar at Koons Arlington Toyota, where my wife took our old Toyota for recall. They tried to sell the battery telling that it tested bad. I didn't feel that way and told her not to do that. Did nothing to it and after 1.5 years it still worked like a charm even in cold nights in Canada. It was around -20F there :lol2:

Only thing I did was buying a modern small Lithium jump starter battery.
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Post by Damage Inc. » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:14 pm

unfortunately it's very hard to find an honest shop. I've been an auto tech for 35+ years and I can count the number of techs I trust as honest on my fingers. Most of the issue is due to the way they get paid. Flat rate....The more hours you sell the more money you make. This is basically telling them sell everything you can so we all get paid. I feel for you that have to pay for repairs. Get yourselves a subscription to Alldatadiy and do everything you can yourselves. Research the interwebs, join vehicle specific forums etc.

As far as tires on AWD vehicles, you will run into this just about everywhere you go. Your best bet is to take the wheels in not the car.
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Re: F*ck Sams Club tire polcy

Post by Taylor » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:44 pm

Damage Inc. wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:14 pm
unfortunately it's very hard to find an honest shop. I've been an auto tech for 35+ years and I can count the number of techs I trust as honest on my fingers. Most of the issue is due to the way they get paid. Flat rate....The more hours you sell the more money you make. This is basically telling them sell everything you can so we all get paid. I feel for you that have to pay for repairs. Get yourselves a subscription to Alldatadiy and do everything you can yourselves. Research the interwebs, join vehicle specific forums etc.

As far as tires on AWD vehicles, you will run into this just about everywhere you go. Your best bet is to take the wheels in not the car.
You are completely correct on all of this especially at dealerships, they will sell you parts and service you don’t need. The only thing that is most service now needs special tools that I don’t have and I really don’t have the patience to do it anymore. ( kinda getting old ) There is one shop in our area in BelAir called Fabeys that I have been going to to since 77, honest, don’t over charge, if you can wait a week or more to get in.
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Re: F*ck Sams Club tire polcy

Post by Nobody » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:46 pm

Damage Inc. wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:14 pm
[..]Get yourselves a subscription to Alldatadiy and do everything you can yourselves. Research the interwebs, join vehicle specific forums etc.
[..]
Well that's what I do. In rare cases I still need help with jobs that need special equipment and/or skill. Like tire balancing, wheel alignment, painting and some other jobs.
Did change my timing belt myself last year. 2.5 evenings and $300 took me further than would $2.2K at the dealership. That price was for a timing belt alone. I did change coolant pump, all the rollers, and the other - serpentine - belt with all the rollers inclusive. Anyways almost the same job, just a couple more bucks in parts. Didn't ask, but I believe I would be charged for each job as it was a standalone job :lol2:
For experienced mechanic who doesn't look up each and every step in youtube video, I believe it would take around 3-4 hours. It was quite a wrenching job for my 2004 Sequoia :lol2:

I did change the steering rack, all the brake disks and pads and something more. That's why I'm upset if the service men do worse than I can :lol2:
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Re: F*ck Sams Club tire polcy

Post by Damage Inc. » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:24 pm

FYI: I left the flat rate world about 13 years ago due to all the bullshit. I now am a fleet mechanic for a world wide shipping company and not the brown one. After watching how unions "stood up" for my dad for years I'm not into unions.
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