are there any major chains that know how to install tires without scratching the crap out of your rims?
Call your local lotus dealer and see who they use.are there any major chains that know how to install tires without scratching the crap out of your rims?
just planning ahead cause I am on travel and can't actually drive it right now...you just got that car... tires already?:shift:
In a word, no. Take it to an independent exotic dealer or any shop that services high end cars. Bend over, grab your ankles, and leave with unscratched wheels.
99% of the time, people who put tires on minivans just do not care. This is even more critical when it comes to balancing wheels-- a proper shop will clean the whole inner barrel with brake cleaner or alcohol, apply the weight, and then secure it with metallic tape.
That's not something you can do when you're charging people $20 to mount and balance, but it is when you're charging ten times that.
+1I go to a place that sells aftermarket wheels and little else. My theory is that places that sell wheels are more careful because all of their customers actually care about how their wheels look....
Well, not that bad...Don't ask me.
Yes, any idiot can put the adhesive weights on and run a wheel through a balancer machine. The problem is that if the wheel isn't perfectly clean, the adhesive won't stick and the weight will come off rather quickly. Rubbing the area with a rag, as most corner gas station shops tend to do, doesn't cut the mustard.the weights aren't on the outside so any half witted grease monkey should be able to pull that off. I would just ask to speak to the manager and have an understanding that their shop would replace any rims they scratch. I know people that worked for.