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Excellent Place for Tire Repair

Discussion in 'New England' started by JPoldo, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. JPoldo

    JPoldo Member

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    There's very little information on this forum regarding tire repair so thought sharing my experience would be helpful to others. My S had a slow leak from a tiny nail or staple. The MA Service Center agreed to fix minor tire punctures only if located within 1-inch of tread's center. That's a really small area. My puncture was 1.5 from tire's center. I feel Tesla Service hides behind an unconfirmed safety concern and wants to sell you a new tire, quoted at $280. Maybe they err toward extreme caution because when people get injured in a Tesla there's excessive negative press.
    Remembering a good experience buying tires a couple of years ago at Town Fair Tire in Marlboro,MA, I asked them to repair my slow leak. The service adviser took my information and handed me a repair estimate for only $5.26. He said, if the plug & patch doesn't work, his price for tire replacement of the Goodyear Eagle Touring 19" tire is $180, substantially less than SC. Some models use foam filled tires that this tire center cannot repair. However, I've heard there are tire shops in NE that fix these.
    I don't know how they can remove a wheel from the vehicle, remove tire from wheel, add a plug & patch, reassemble tire & wheel, balance it, and put wheel back on vehicle for so little money. Clearly it's a promotion to attract very happy customers like me. So pleased with their work, I later returned to Town Fair Tire Center with two boxes of treats for all their employees.
     
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  2. tga

    tga Supporting Member

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    Town Fair Tire offers so many free services (tire rotation, snow tire changeover, basic flat repair - probably plug only) that I sometimes wonder how they stay in business, but I've used them off and on for 25+ years. They will price match other retailers (including internet) - I got a really good deal on new tires for my truck when they price matched tirerack.com.

    I've also had good experiences with Wilson Tire in Lebanon, NH. I bought a set of Hakka R2 snows and new rear PS2's from them and have had tires repaired with a plug-patch. They've also inspected the S for me. They have a few customers with Teslas, and knew all about jack mode, etc.
     

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