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mileena202

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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2012 3:24:13 PM

I'll admit it: I am paranoid. I check my DOT codes for each tire before rotation and balance. I write down the last parts of the numbers to make sure they were actually rotated after the service.

I didn't want to mark the wheels with tire chalk because that is too obvious; and the tire shop might think you are paranoid.

It's a good thing I checked them in the end: two wheel covers were loose, and the tire air pressure was wrong on two tires by one psi. They say nitrogen doesn't expand when heated, but it does, even when not on the car! I check just about everyday. One day my spare (which I filled with nitrogen) was 64 psi, the next it was 60. Yesterday, it was 61.


[Edited by: mileena202 at 3/13/2012 3:26:37 PM EST]
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pacecar68
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 10:32:27 AM

no. i pretty much trust the tire shop to rotate the tires. they look at as an opportunity to up-sell other services.

i have did previously have a bum tire shop that overinflated a tire by 8#s.
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STEVE853
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 10:10:07 AM

No
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 10:09:42 AM

No. But don't need to do that very often.
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10261970
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 9:59:39 AM

no.
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Dale Jr.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 9:13:43 AM

No
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calypso93
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:39:56 AM

Nope. I just take them off, move them to the right corner and put them back on.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 5:36:57 AM

I sometimes mark them to make sure the dealer rotated them and have always found that they have done so.
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jes
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 5:07:03 AM

no
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