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By: mailmanx
G & R Tire
I just posted a review on a different review website, but I want to spread the word about G&R. Therefore, since I put a lot of thought into that review, I am simply going to copy and paste it below. I wanted to make you aware of that so you won't be temped to think this is some automated net-bot of a review. It really is just me, Michael Preyer, a local citizen of Escondido. Read review after the break...----------------------------------I first discovered G&R a few years ago when I ordered some tires via the internet and had them shipped to G&R for installation. G&R called me when the tires arrived and we made an appointment. I sent my wife in with our car since I had to work. She was back on the road in less than half an hour. That other huge tire store that you see everywhere with big red letters (initials D.T.) always takes FOREVER to install my tires. According to my wife, G&R was not only fast and efficient, their facility was clean and every person who works there treated her with friendliness and respect. She came home very happy and that makes me very happy!NOTE: G&R is both a tire center and repair center. It all used to be under one roof, but about two years ago they expanded across the street so the repair center is in one building and the tire center is in the other.TODAY, my wife went back to G&R to have a flat tire repaired. Out of habit, she had first gone to that other big store with the big red letters (initials D.T.). They told her, "Sorry. It can't be repaired. And since your tires are partially worn, we need to sell you TWO NEW TIRES!" She called me at work to ask whether she should do that. I told her to say no and come on home. The tire that needed to be fixed had a large roofing nail stuck in the tread. It was not in the sidewall nor was it too close to the sidewall. According to regulations, a hole in the tread cannot (or should not) be patched if it is over 1/4 inch in diameter. The roofing nail was within that limit.I sent my wife to G&R for two reasons:1) I trust them if they say the tire cannot be fixed2) I trust them to fix it right if they feel that it CAN be fixed (which I was knew it could)This experience was even better than before! My wife had our 10-year old grandson with her. He LOVES to work with me on any task and learn about everything. He is very inquisitive. At G&R, the store was not busy when my wife arrived, so they offered to show my grandson the process of fixing a tire. They explained every step of the process as he watched from a safe distance. He was thrilled!The people at G&R are truly special. As a small local business, their reputation is the key to their success given the enormous draw of the huge chain stores. G&R employees care about the work they do. They even seem to genuinely care about each customer. They made my wife and grandson feel very special today.I wasn't even at G&R today in person and they still made my life easier! Rather than putting the repaired tire into the back of our van as it was when my wife arrived, they removed the temporary spare, installed the repaired tire, then put the temporary spare back in it's difficult location cranked up underneath my wife's Sienna van. I was not looking forward to doing that because it's a royal PITA. Now I don't have to!To cap all that off, G&R only charged a small pittance of a fee. It was so little that my wife paid them double and said to share it with the crew. Even at that, the price was silly cheap.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND G&R to anyone who needs tires or need work on their car or truck. G&R works on large trucks and fleets, too! Please support G&R. Don't let the big monster chain-stores (and their less than honest employees) take over the world!
By: Kelly R.
Hawthorne Tire & Auto Service
I drive a 2005 330i and only Brecht BMW has serviced my car. A friend highly recommended I take my car to Hawthorne for a second opinion when a tech at Brecht found that I needed repairs during an Inspection II. Hawthorne not only did the repairs for significantly less than BMW's estimate, but also found that a gasket replacement was not necessary. They are HONEST. They could have replaced it and charged me. I would have never known! My car was ready on time too, just as promised. They are friendly and will take time to answer all of your questions.
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By: Sonia F.
Shorty's Tires
We had a flat tire on the freeway and needed help as soon as possible. We called Shorty's tires and got quick and excellent service. They picked us up from the freeway (free of charge) and got a great deal on tires. I would definitely recomend to anyone looking for quick help and great deals.
By: Leah H.
Evans Tire & Service Centers
I had a great experience at Evans Tire in Escondido. Not only did they have a fabulous special, (buy 2 tires, get 2 tires for FREE), but the customer service was just as great!!! My whole experience was exceptional! I would definitely recommend them to anyone!! Leah...Escondido
Parkhouse Tire Inc
These guys are great, friendly, thorough, great prices and selection. I had 6 new tires installed on my 2002 Monaco Windsor motorhome, 295 75r 22.5 Bridgestones R280's great price and had the tires in stock so i could get out quick.Jim is really on top of it.!
By: monicabalistreri
United Tire Centers
I had a great experience here. I bought two new tires and am happy with the quality of my overall transaction from the price of my purchase to the excellent customer service I received from everyone I came across.
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By: Belal A.
Express Tire
Angle and German where great help and services our vehicle fast and respectfully thanks guys well be back
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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