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By: Sonia C.
Bob's Tire Center
My chrome wheels started corroding and my tires were losing air. I went in and asked them to reseal my front tires and they did without trying to sell me new wheels on the spot. The guy said the resealing would maybe only last a couple of months; they lasted almost 6 months. He did give me a brochure on wheels at my request and I plan on going back in after a few months and buying new wheels from them. Great service. No disrespect about me being a woman and not knowing exactly the process and the guy who resealed them explained every step to me. I can't say enough about the great experience I had with Bob's Tire. I highly recommend them. They are friendly and give off a positive vibe which is the most important thing in my opinion.
By: George W.
Bob's Tire Center
I've been going to Americas Tire Stores for many years and have nothing bad to say about them but a friend told me he goes to Bob's Tire Center in Chico because they give you a free Front End Alignment with the purchase of your tires.I have to say, Bob's Tire Center will get my business from now on. I have a lifted pick-up truck, which are often times hard to align but they worked on it until they got it as correct as possible. With my new Hankook DynaPro ATM tires my truck now handles like new again, I forgot to mention it is a 1997.I would sincerely like to thank Paul, Travis, Louie and Jimmy for the great work they did. Can't beat Bob's Tire Center, try them, you won't go back to any other place. George White
By: reedanderson
Payless 4 Wheel Drive
I have taken all my cars and trucks to Payless for repairs and smog tests since I moved to Chico over 25 years ago. I think Mark has always been there and the mechanics are top notch! The mechanics have found problems quickly because they have tons of experience and have always charged me a fair price. All the people who have written complaining abut their prices must think they make money by performing smog checks. 35.00 Smog checks are a loss for them. My smog test last week failed because of a cracked hose ( Which by the way another shop did not diagnose after being there twice) Payless charged me a little over 70.00 bucks for everything! That is honest and more than a good deal. They are highly recommended!
By: julie.dane
Papenhausen Automotive Service & Repair
I have taken my 2007 Chevy Duramax Pick Up, 2011 Ford Fusion and 2010 Hyundia Elantra to Papenhausen Auto. This shop is operated by the owner, Richard Papenhausen. He gets you in quick. He has always got the job done in the time frame and price quoted. I felt very comfortable and not taken advantage of like most shops. He explained everything to me and returned all parts that were replaced. If you’re looking for someone to call "your mechanic" and someone you can trust with your vehicle and be treated in a very professional and courtesy manner, I definitely recommend Papenhausen Auto for any and ALL auto repair.
By: Mitchell W.
Miracle Auto Body
After our accident My 8 year old son and I took our Pontiac to Miracle Auto Body. From the time we walked in the door the kid friendly staff made us feel we had come to the right place. Miracle Auto Body took time going over the repair list and assured me even though parts had to be ordered,the repair would take only a few days. Miracle Auto Body even made arrangements for us to rent a car while my Pontiac was being repaired. I am very satisfied with Miracle Auto Body work and appreciate the fast friendly service.
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By: Sarah P.
A & T Auto Care Inc.
Absolutely the very BEST & ONLY place to get your vehicle serviced in Butte County!! The owner Jeff, and office manager/daughter Jamie are so wonderfully nice, professional and caring. They care about each and every customer & employee that walks through their doors. They also have incredibly great rates. You get honest, quality quotes and work done, and done right here at A & T Auto Care. I recommend A & T Auto Care to everyone I know. Thanks Jeff & Jamie! Your Friend, Sarah P/Skyline Publishing
By: kaseycowan
Highway Motors Inc.
Have purchased 2 cars and referred friends that have been VERY happy with the service at Highway Motors. I am now using them for regular car maintence and tire purchases for all the cars in our family. They are prompt, kind, understanding and do what ever they can to work with you and your budget. They are honest and up front after diagnosing the problem with a call to let me know EXACTLY what the cost will be and ask how I would like to proceed. Great group of guys and keep up the great work!
By: Kevin S.
Park N Sell
Doug at Chico Park N Sell was very friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and professional. We highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to purchase a nice, clean dependable pre-owned vehicle. He often offers very affordable car payment plans with a modest down payment and short term financing. In wife and I would like to personally thank Doug for our recent purchase, we just love the 1999 Pontiac Bonneville you sold us!!! Sincerely, Kevin & Linda Spicci
By: debbwebb
Chico Collision Center Inc
I had an incredible experience at Chico Collision in Chico CA. I have a BMW that was recently hit so I called the connoisseurs at Chico Collision. I might be a ‘little’ meticulous but Mark, Sharon and Kim exceeded my expectations. Honesty, integrity and respect come to mind when I mention Chico Collision to family and friends. I was amazed at how fast my car was repaired. In addition, they give a Life Time National warranty. When you’re there, you’re family….
By: kpcliff
Bob's Tire Center
The guy who gave this place a one star review and called them scumbags is wrong. Not sure what his problem was, but sometimes customers bring trouble on themselves. They were very patient with me and carefully explained my tie rod problem even though I was questioning them a lot to be sure I wasn't ripped off. End result is my Camry feels like new, with new suspension, tires, and tie rods! No rip off here. Try them out.
Tips & Advices
Yes. New tires purchased online can often be priced lower than ones at a tire dealership. Buyers can often avoid state sales taxes and locate hard-to-find tire styles and sizes, but will still have to locate a local tire installer and pay sometimes high shipping costs.
The average cost of a set of new tires is $637, with a range of between $525-$725. In addition, installation includes mounting and balancing, alignment, and disposal of old tires.
The vehicle is raised and the old wheels are removed, then the old tires are removed from the wheels. The lug nuts, wheels, and valve stems are inspected and replaced as needed. The new tires are mounted and sealed, then inflated and balanced. The wheels are then replaced on the car. The average installation takes approximately 45 minutes.
Agencies such as the Tire Industry Association promotes tire safety through advocacy and education to the industry including: manufacture, sales, repair, service and recycling. Seek a full-service tire dealer who carries a wide variety of tire types and brands and asks about the type of driving you normally do.
  • Move your car to a safe location.
  • Turn on your car’s safety lights, apply the parking brakes and remove the hubcap if there is one.
  • Loosen the lug nuts with a lug wrench (but do not remove them), raise the vehicle with a jack and then fully remove the lugnuts.
  • Remove the flat tire and replace it with the spare tire.
  • Tighten the lug nuts by hand, lower the car and then tighten them fully with the lug wrench.

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