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Unread 09-11-2009, 04:51 PM   #1
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So I went to Merlins today to get an oil change and tire rotation today right?
HOLY CRAP my fonts are BALD! there is like 1mm left of tread in the middle of my front tires, no wonder they squealed so bad when I turned!! Now their in the back, and I finally have treads in front.. Mom, I need a pair of tires for Christmas!!

I also noticed how out of alignment my car is, its horrible! The guy said that he's never seen a set of tires go bald that fast, even racing (as of this moment I have 9895 miles on my car), another 90 added on tonight when I go to Homecoming..
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Happened to the grand prix too. Went to get a nail removed at wholesale tire and they said my cords were about to come through. At that point i was like "oh crap" and promptly got it alligned.
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Unread 09-11-2009, 05:14 PM   #3
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mine aren't that bad YET, but I won't get through the winter, I have enough problems in rain.

At least my brakes are ok! LOL
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How effective was the alignment and tire rotation on the improvement of your handling?

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I didn't get the alignment yet (thats $90 I don't have). I noticed I don't go as straight anymore with my rears in the front now (I can't take my hand off the wheel and go straight) if I turn I can hear my tires squeal if I go too fast, and if I do a WOT shift into 2nd I get a much healthier bark instead of some pathetic chirp.. And its a lot easier to spin when I leave the line, I need to get better about my RPM's when I dump the clutch or I'm gunna need 4 tires soon!

The guy was a moron, he couldn't figure out how to get my lug covers off, and he abused my wheel covers (he dropped every single one of them, with me watching!)
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$90 for an alignment!?

Here they get $400+ for 'em...
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Unread 09-11-2009, 07:26 PM   #7
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we charge 79.99 and tat's high in our area.
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yeah I think I paid like $60 at sears at the mall LOL. 400+?!?!? Is that for like ferraris?
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70 dollars is standard here using those cool computerized machines.

However I looked up reviews for my local dealers and many customers report leaving their car for an hour, picking it up and noticing uneven tread months later. Be careful where you go.

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Maybe your tires were under-inflated? Three of the tires on my Camaro are getting pretty bald but it turns out they had less then 20 PSI in them. The only one that isn't bad was overinflated.

Despite that though I have a hard time stopping my car without jerking my head a bit.

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