Wilmington tire help

Discussion in 'Axles / Suspension / Tires' started by CasterTroy, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    @yodaman88 @maulcruiser anyone else in the Wilmington area that could help me out here.

    Daughter is down there at UNCW and looks like she's going to need some tires on her Nissan Altima. Normally I'd send the kids to a Discount tire and have them call me, but none really NEAR there.

    Is there a tire shop you'd recommend in town that won't see a college girl coming a mile away and try to make some jack on a set of tires?
     
  2. DSM Turbos

    DSM Turbos Well-Known Member

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    When I was there I always went to Black's Tire.
     
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  3. anvilrubi

    anvilrubi Well-Known Member

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    blacks or Hughes
     
  4. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    Jose’s Used Tire and Rimz *Cuz

    (guaranteed to pass inspection)


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  5. Tim88XJ

    Tim88XJ Well-Known Member

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    Hughes brothers was always good to me, they have a shop walking distance to campus too
     
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  6. maulcruiser

    maulcruiser Well-Known Member

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    Browning Tire Town. The owner's son is my captain here at the FD.
     
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  7. CasterTroy

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    She had gone by a place called Triple A tire and they quoted her $98 a tire for uniroyal tiger paws....but SOMEHOW it was $772 installed o_O
     
  8. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    Fire Sale! Get em while their Hot!
     
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  9. yodaman88

    yodaman88 Well-Known Member

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    blacks and hughs both good choices. Never heard of triple a tire

    I also recommend seaside tires for good used tires, or to mount your own tires. They also sell new ones but I'm not familiar with the brands. They do good work and treat you right. I take all my dealer cars there for tires.
     
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  10. scrubber3

    scrubber3 Active Member

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    Midas, Blacks, Hughes... call and get a quote from each one. Whoever has the best price, tell her to go there. I worked as a tech and service writer in Wilmington for 7 years. The 3 I suggest do good work and have decent service writers. This was last decade though. I do know that Lloyd Atkinson still owns the local Midas and he has a reputation to uphold with the local community. He was on the US Olympic bobsled team in the 80s. Good guy.
     
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  11. CasterTroy

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    Browning Town Tire had the best price. $425 installed


    Dealt with Charles. He took great care of my girl, and had it done in less than an hour.

    Blacks was $506.40 for the same tires, and AAA auto care center (whom my daughter's boyfriend stopped in for a quote before calling me) was $772 for the same tires o_O

    Thanks everyone for the advice.
     
  12. a_kelley

    a_kelley mister mechanical fixer

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    Was that with the AAA discount? o_O
     
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  13. maulcruiser

    maulcruiser Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear that you got it taken care of, and that they were able to smoke the competition like that!
     
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