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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Over the last three months I have had to buy three new tires. Last winter I got all new tires for the 04 and in back to back months, I hit something in the road down here on 55 south of 80 that tore big holes in the tires, so tires that were less than 6 months old had to be replaced. }
Then, today I have the F150 out back behind our barn, and run over something hidden in the field, and cut a 4-5" tear down the tire. To make matters worse, the tire was stuck on the center hub, and took a little pounding to loosen up!

No real reason to post, just a little venting rant.
Hope too see you all on the 16th, that is if I don't get a flat on the way up in the 69. :p
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 11:41 AM
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Buy your next set of tires from discount tire. Then get the certificates. I think I paid about $10 a tire. The certificate will provide free replacement. Not a prorated replacement either.

Great service and great prices. I don't think they have one in Wilmington but I am sure they have one in Joliet.

Just food for thought.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I will keep them in mind for next time. I hope not soon. At least the truck tire was about $120 less than the mustang tire.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 11:56 PM
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x2 about Discount Tire- I pretty much have bought all my tires there since I have been driving, I have bought the certificates each time have been able to use it twice...more then pays for itself.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-08-2007, 09:31 PM
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A few years ago I had to replace the same tire on the same car 3 times in a 4 week period. Metal schrapnel, 2x4 slung out from under a truck and a big nail. Each time in the sidewall and unrepairable. I could just about change that tire as quick as a Nascar pitcrew!


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2007, 05:39 PM
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x3 for discount tire. Pricing and service is pretty good. With regards to your I 55 pothole. You can send your reciept and a discription to IDOT. They should reimburse you for the tire. Talked to a guy at the Mobil Lube place in S. Elgin and he said he did it and it took 2 months, but he got a check.
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