My tenant borrowed my car. When he brought it back he said someone should look at the tires. So I took it to Gosselin’s.
A nice young guy there looked at them and pronounced that I didn’t need tires, at least not till late in the year. What I needed if anything, he said, was an alignment. Okay.
It was late on a Friday so I didn’t pursue it right then. The next week I took the car into Old Town Brake. Old Town is a very different experience now that Wally has retired. The staff were unfamiliar to me although I’ve been going there for 15 years. No, they said, an alignment wouldn’t do. I needed new tires and would surely die before sundown without them. They wanted $650. I thought that was way too high and told them I’d think it over.
I went online and found a set on the COSTCO website. $375 and change. Now, that’s more like it. (I drive a 2007 PT Cruiser which is why I don’t like to spend much on car stuff.)
Then I Googled some more and found reviews that said you couldn’t make an appointment for tires at COSTCO. You may end up waiting a long time. I like to get in and out of COSTCO real fast, so I demurred.
Finally I went back to Gosselin’s and spoke with Tim. He inspected the tires and said I should come back around September. Their price: $384.68 for Doral radials.
Guess where I’m buying my tires In September? Take a wild guess! What a pleasure when supporting local business turns out to be the smart thing to do! God bless Gosselin’s. They’ve made a customer for life.
You should try Firestone. Not only will you need tires, you’ll also need brakes, a coolant flush, a fuel system flush, a brake fluid flush, an alignment, a transmission fluid flush, a power steering flush, new headlights, an oil change, a battery, an accessory belt,…
Firestone is a brand of tire. Are you recommending a particular dealer?
Firestone also has repair shops. In this case, Firestone Complete Auto Care at the corner of 6th and H. They called themselves Expert Tire for a while, but are now Firestone, since 2014 or so…
And I wouldn’t exactly say I’m recommending them! They try to sell you a whole bunch of unneeded parts and services, like the aforementioned flushes…
Well, I guess I’ll stick with Gosselin’s. Thanks for writing!
there’s a reason they have been around for some time,i go no-where else for my tire and related needs——-
Me too, from here on out.