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Old 09-27-2007, 05:51 PM   #1
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So I have at least one flat tire (has a leak). I have to pump it up every 4 days, I can't afford new tires until November or maybe even October. So I took the bonnie to Walmart today to have them plug the leak. I told them I know there is a leak in the right rear, and I believe there is also a leak in the right front and left rear. I said to check the three ires and fix them.

So they call me three hours later to tell me "You need 3 new tires."
I said "No, I need four new tires, I can't afford a new set right now, it'll be a month or two. Did you fix the leak in the right rear?"
They said "No, We can't fix it because you need 3 new tires."
I said "Well i brought the car to you to fix the leak so I wouldn't be pumping it up every 4 days"
They say "You car is done"

so im like ok, whatever.

Go pick it up and had almost the same conversation again, they didn't charge me though, so thats good. I just wasted 3 hours to find out what I already knew.


*sigh*

I thought Walmart would be a quick fix, I didn't want to have to go all the way back to Williamsburg to Treadquarters (where the tires came from) . I have free repairs there but it was out of the way. O well.
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Why not fix the leak yourself? That is if its in the tread and not the sidewall or valve stem. There are plugging kits available all over and Ive personally used them with great success.


Wal-Mart pissed me off the other day too, so youre not alone. Apparently it takes just over 2 hours to mount and balance 4 tires, when you were one of the first people there. Then they make you load up your own old tires (I asked them to load them for me) and then they leave your floormat in a heap after they park your car in East Jesus (while the employees are parked right near the garage).
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FogHorn has a story about tires at Walmart also


But anyway. Yes. if its a leak int he tread.. just fix it your self.. cost about $2-5 for the kit
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The same thing will happen if you go to almost any tire place; they don't want to risk the liability of you getting into an accident .
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lol

and how did i not think about getting a kit

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The same thing will happen if you go to almost any tire place; they don't want to risk the liability of you getting into an accident .
I thought about that after I had posted...but still... f walmart
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I only know because I went thru the same thing last week. I got a 2-day leaker on the front left and the tires too bald; no one will touch it so Fix-A-Flat will have to do. LOL
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Fix a Flat for the win. Saved me big time once already. I have never used the kit, but saw it done. Looked very easy and it worked great.
Good luck whatever you end up doing.
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A tire plug kit is super simple. It'* odd how many of us would be afraid to try and plug a tire.

The toughest part is figuring out where the leak is located. That can be easy if you find the bolt or screw.
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Plugs only work if the puncture is in the tread area. If a puncture happens on the sidewall, you're SOL. Plugs don't work there
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