Johnson Auto Service in Oldsmar, Florida with Reviews -
By: Lauren S.
Advantage Tire & Auto
Advantage tire is the BEST! I have used them many times and have always been impressed with their affordable, prompt and courteous service, but my last experience was truly incredible! As I was leaving for work I noticed that my babysitter's tires were completely balled. Obviously I want both her and my children to be safe, so when I saw this I called Advantage Tires in a panic! The shop was completely slammed when I called, but you would never be able to tell from the service I received from James! He was so patient! I am embarrassed to say this but I didn't really know how to find the size of the tires needed for the car. He could tell I was uncomfortable with it and he said not to worry, just email me a picture of the tire and I can figure it out. After emailing him the picture, he called me immediately and said he didn't have the tires in stock. He could sense how uneasy I was. He told me not to worry he would have the tires couriered in so I wouldn't have to schedule the service for a later date. He said I could bring the car in two hours. We went in at two hours on the dot and the tires we already there. They began working on the car right away! As if that wasn't enough, I ordered four tires and he said I only needed 3. It is very hard to find a place that puts honesty above the almighty buck. I am very grateful to have found one! Thank you Advantage Tire! Your integrity and customer service is much appreciated! I can promise you two things. We will be your customers for life and will recommend you highly to anyone that will listen!!!!
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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