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Tire install DC/Nova Area

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by AMPUP, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. AMPUP

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    All, I have just ordered a set of Hankook's for my Staggered P85+ wheels and am looking to find a reputable tire install shop that wont damage my wheels. Any recommendations around the Tysons corner area?

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  2. jthompson

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    Tesla will install any tire on an OEM Tesla wheel. I always have them do it because they have the right kind of tire/wheel machine that protects the rims from damage.
     
  3. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    If true, this is new. Previously they wouldn't mount or unmount to non OEM wheels or mount a tire that they did not offer to any wheel. The only thing they would do with non OEM wheels/tires is rotate them.
     
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    Andrew, just to clarify, I did not say they would mount or unmount to non-OEM wheels. I said "Tesla will install any tire on an OEM Tesla wheel." And of course, by any tire I mean one that meets the vehicle specifications in the Owners Manual. :)
     
  5. AMPUP

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    Thanks, I don't think they will install the Hankook's. Tesla seem very particular with ensuring you stick with one of their OEM tires, Im sure if you purchase either a Michelin or Conti they will be fine. The Hankook's are 275 at the rear so whilst they fit within the specification of the wheels, they don't match what Tesla ship. I guess I'm looking for an independent shop.
     
  6. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    I understood. Previously, tesla would not mount any tire that they don't offer for sale. You don't have to buy it from them.. But it has to be a tire that they previously or currently offer. It sounds like your experience has been different.
     
  7. AMPUP

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    I ended up ordering the hankooks from Amazon ($900 shipped) for 255 fronts and 275 rears. I had Mach V in Sterling, VA install with their touchless tire machine and then they realigned due to lowered links that were also installed,. My toe was well out for low setting so they fixed that. All in all their first Tesla and they did a great job.
     
  8. bhzmark

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    Carlos confirmed emphatically that the Tyco Rd SC will not install any tire that they don't sell.

    So any other suggestions for places in the area to install?

    Apparently a fancy tire balancing machine is the GSPS9700. The places with this are located at Hunter GSP9700 Wheel vibration Control System solves wheel vibration and tire pull problems that balancers and aligners can't fix (I note that the Tysons and Rockville SC is on this list -- Costco isn't)


    Some other NoVa options are below. Anyone have any experience with them? Or other recommendations?

    Arlington Auto Care
    3298 Wilson Blvd
    ARLINGTON, VA 22201
    Phone: 703-247-3060

    All the Mr Tires
    including: #772
    2503 N Franklin Rd
    ARLINGTON, VA 22201
    Phone: 703-522-1166
    Mr Tire #591
    5200 Lee Hwy
    ARLINGTON, VA 22207
    Phone: 703-536-4335

    Curry's Auto Service #1198
    105 Falls Ave
    FALLS CHURCH, VA 22046

    Curry's Auto Service #1193
    616 S Pickett St
    ALEXANDRIA, VA 22304
    Phone: 703-621-6900

    Curry's Auto Service #1202
    1202 Downey Dr
    VIENNA, VA 22182
    Phone: 703-759-4610

    Schmitz Service Center
    8526 Leesburg Pike
    VIENNA, VA 22182
    Phone: 703-827-0611


    Virginia Tire and Auto Ashburn
    44285 Ice Rink Plz
    ASHBURN, VA 20147
    Phone: 703-858-5100


     
  9. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    I've used curry's many times.
     
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    I used MachV in sterling and they did a great job with no damage, you can watch them too. They also have a rolling road if you're brave.
     
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    once I get my carbon fiber rims I think I will have MachV install them... just have to wait until April!
     
  12. paulkva

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    I haven't taken the Tesla to Arlington Auto Care yet for anything but a flat tire repair, but my wife and I serviced our old cars there for a long time and were generally quite happy with them, though I can't remember if we ever bought new tires from them.

    We've had mixed experiences at best with Mr. Tire, but I think they were fine for tire installation on our old cars.
     
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    Fallon Automotive in the Sterling/Ashburn area are all around a great shop. They aren't tire specialists, but can mount/service tires.

    I've been taking my ICE vehicles there for several years now.
     

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