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  1. Shizzle

    Shizzle Veteran Member

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    I had Discount Tire put on some new tires last week on my Ram 2500. They snapped a stud, but they would cover to have a shop do the repair, I would have to make an appointment , wait, yadda yadda. I don’t trust most shops so I did it myself.

    well I take the wheel off to find the ground off the powder coating on the mounting face of the wheel, and used hammer on wheel weights instead of stick on.

    These are $325 rims, I live in Chicago, they use salt in the winter, my concern is that bare aluminum is now going to corrode and travel under the powder coat which will flake off.
    What do you think my options are as far as recourse with Discount Tire?
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I go back there right now and demand a wheel repair
     
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    ^ what he said.
     
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    351maverick full time Ebay seller/hustler/car killer

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    why are you driving on a $1300 set of wheels in the salty winter?
     
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    They’re powdered coated, it wouldn’t have been an issue till now.
     
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    the sooner you go back the better your chances are of them giving a chit about it.
     
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    It seems to me their employees are being rushed to keep up with the demand of customers and they are not caring for our vehicles. I have also had them screw up one of my truck wheel studs. They did schedule me an appointment at one of their associated shops and they did fix it. I still buy my tires ar Discount Tire.
     
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    Discount screwed up a wheel on me once. They didn't hesitate to make it right.
     
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    Must be a trend with discount tires.... they break probably a dozen wheel studs a week and send them to be replaced at the shop next to us.
     
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    Yeah this was a dealer only part as well at $12 a piece.
     

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