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And this is why I take my wheels off the car myself, remove all wheel weights (with a plastic panel tool and rubbing alcohol - NOT A FUCKIN CHISEL!!), and

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Old 04-06-2019, 06:20 AM   #16 (permalink)
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And this is why I take my wheels off the car myself, remove all wheel weights (with a plastic panel tool and rubbing alcohol - NOT A FUCKIN CHISEL!!), and drive the wheels over to the tire place in another vehicle. Also, make sure tires are mounted properly if they are directional and/or asymmetrical before heading home.
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And this is why I take my wheels off the car myself, remove all wheel weights (with a plastic panel tool and rubbing alcohol - NOT A FUCKIN CHISEL!!), and drive the wheels over to the tire place in another vehicle. Also, make sure tires are mounted properly if they are directional and/or asymmetrical before heading home.
Agreed 100%. In fairness to Firestone, the manager was pissed enough he looked about ready to use a chisel on the tech. Still, from now on I'm pulling weights myself, driving the wheels in, and insisting on a pre- and post-work inspection with the manager.

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What really gets me is that my Z is seriously modded and I have always waited in the shop while work was being done... so the dumbass tech should have realized this is someone who is going to notice if a flathead screwdriver and rubber mallet were used on the weights. That and the fact that I had detailed the wheels earlier that week and not driven since... makes ya wish for some chlorine for the gene pool.

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Got the wheels back... they look brand spanking new! Firestone even painted the wheel weights to match the wheel

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Looks like they were professional and took care of you. That's all you can ask for , sometimes the employees are idiots. Bet that tech is looking for a new place to work.
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Looks like they were professional and took care of you. That's all you can ask for , sometimes the employees are idiots. Bet that tech is looking for a new place to work.
Now that you mention it I did not see him there today... lol

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