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Posted: 11/06/19 07:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Manager got red faced pizzed with me when I would not accept the repair for free.


I bet LS was glad that you no longer do business with them. Fixing stuff for free is generally considered a "good thing".


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Turtle n Peeps wrote:

LS used to be a great outfit. Since the old man died it went down hill fast.

The other day my car tire was low on air so I stopped by LS and left my car there so they could put some air in one of my tires. I went to pick the car up and the girl said they did not put air in my tire. I say what the hell? She said let me get the tech.

The tech came out and said I couldn't put air in your tire because it was "so dangerous." I'm like ok.

So I get home and take a good close look at the tires. There is nothing dangerous about ANY of them. Where they wearing perfect? Nope, but they for sure worn't low on tread or dangerous.

Of course he wanted to sell me tires. I won't go back there because of that.

Like I said. Things changed a lot since the old man died.


LOL... Come on Turtle so you took your car to a tire store just to add some air? And you even left your car for them to do it?

Did I get this right? Tell me I'm missing something here! [emoticon]


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Grit dog wrote:

Sooo, in my 8 years up here in the PNW, generally had pretty good luck with Schwabs. Lots of fleet vehicles, so plenty of truck tires, brakes, patch a loader tire at 1am stuff.

Last night I drop off my company pickup AFTER calling earlier in the day to confirm they could do what I needed. Shocks, brake pads (maybe rotors but likely not), oil change, balance and rotate tires (Schwab Toyos).
Guy calls me this morning to go thru the work needed. Shocks/struts, 1 blown 1 leaking, check. Brakes, pads low on both axles, check.
Rotate and balance, check. We don't do oil changes! WTF? Guy yesterday said no problem....ok whatever.
How much? Shocks/struts, $900 something, ok good. Brakes? $2100!
Again WTF? Sir we only replace ALL components. Pads, caliper and we will see if it needs rotors...
Huh? It's a 3 year old truck, no need for calipers. Sorry that's our policy.....

Gd@mmit. Now I gotta make like 3 separate service appointments. 1 for the shocks 1 for the brakes and probably 1 for the oil change separate.
And to boot, drove my personal truck to work and clipped a limb that was sagging and cut off protruding into the shoulder, smashed my passenger side mirror at 6am in the fog.....

Les Schwabs can kiss my @ss.
Anyone know who else sipes tires in the Seattle area? That's the only need I'd have to go back there. Since they now won't mount non Schwab tires either.


You could of had all that done at a GM dealer. Not sure about the siping part since we don't have that service here.

Just an fyi for a cost comparison I had a brake service performed on my truck today which included brake pads, clean and lubricate calipers, rotors turned and brake fluid flushed for $1,200 at a Ford dealer. I also purchase tires from this same dealer as they will price match Discount Tire. One stop shopping is the best way to go.

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ksg5000 wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Manager got red faced pizzed with me when I would not accept the repair for free.


I bet LS was glad that you no longer do business with them. Fixing stuff for free is generally considered a "good thing".


Guess you don’t understand my point. Simply put I don’t take advantage of people.


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That’s an insane price Fish.

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FishOnOne wrote:

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You could of had all that done at a GM dealer. Not sure about the siping part since we don't have that service here.

Just an fyi for a cost comparison I had a brake service performed on my truck today which included brake pads, clean and lubricate calipers, rotors turned and brake fluid flushed for $1,200 at a Ford dealer. I also purchase tires from this same dealer as they will price match Discount Tire. One stop shopping is the best way to go.
You must be joking, you can't be serious.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

That’s an insane price Fish.


Your right... I went back and looked at the receipt. It's $299.95/axle so it was ~$600 total. I was thinking $600/axle. [emoticon]

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FishOnOne wrote:

Turtle n Peeps wrote:

LS used to be a great outfit. Since the old man died it went down hill fast.

The other day my car tire was low on air so I stopped by LS and left my car there so they could put some air in one of my tires. I went to pick the car up and the girl said they did not put air in my tire. I say what the hell? She said let me get the tech.

The tech came out and said I couldn't put air in your tire because it was "so dangerous." I'm like ok.

So I get home and take a good close look at the tires. There is nothing dangerous about ANY of them. Where they wearing perfect? Nope, but they for sure worn't low on tread or dangerous.

Of course he wanted to sell me tires. I won't go back there because of that.

Like I said. Things changed a lot since the old man died.


LOL... Come on Turtle so you took your car to a tire store just to add some air? And you even left your car for them to do it?

Did I get this right? Tell me I'm missing something here! [emoticon]


Not at all. I work about 100 steps away. They were busy and I said fine, I'll come back at lunch and tossed them my keys. I came back and.........well.......

That's fine. I'm fleet manager of a small fleet of gov vehicles. I use to recommend them to my boss to go there.

Not anymore.

Anybody know if the techs work on commmission? I got the feeling this guy did. If so it all makes sense now.


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Posted: 11/07/19 05:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With tires, it's always a good idea to shop around. In my case, I save a little over $400 on top of the line Michelin's for the wife's car at Costco - Discount Tire is usually my go to place. And I thought I had a good service place until months after having it there for service which required them putting it on a lift, I found both rocker panels crushed under the rear doors. The side steps concealed the damage. 2K to get it fixed, can no longer prove that this shop did it.

My advice, if your truck has been on a lift, check it thoroughly before leaving.


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Turtle n Peeps wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

Turtle n Peeps wrote:

LS used to be a great outfit. Since the old man died it went down hill fast.

The other day my car tire was low on air so I stopped by LS and left my car there so they could put some air in one of my tires. I went to pick the car up and the girl said they did not put air in my tire. I say what the hell? She said let me get the tech.

The tech came out and said I couldn't put air in your tire because it was "so dangerous." I'm like ok.

So I get home and take a good close look at the tires. There is nothing dangerous about ANY of them. Where they wearing perfect? Nope, but they for sure worn't low on tread or dangerous.

Of course he wanted to sell me tires. I won't go back there because of that.

Like I said. Things changed a lot since the old man died.


LOL... Come on Turtle so you took your car to a tire store just to add some air? And you even left your car for them to do it?

Did I get this right? Tell me I'm missing something here! [emoticon]


Not at all. I work about 100 steps away. They were busy and I said fine, I'll come back at lunch and tossed them my keys. I came back and.........well.......

That's fine. I'm fleet manager of a small fleet of gov vehicles. I use to recommend them to my boss to go there.

Not anymore.

Anybody know if the techs work on commmission? I got the feeling this guy did. If so it all makes sense now.


Ok.... You had me worried there for a bit

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