CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA -- Last Sunday I came downstairs to the parking garage and found I had a flat tire. I removed the flat, and replaced it with the spare. When examining the flat tire, I found a nail in it.
Since I didn't want to drive far on the donut spare, I took it to the nearest tire place which happens to be Goodyear. I should have known not to go there as I've had trouble with this company in the past.
I should note my tires are all in good condition. They are only about 3 years old and have 26,000 miles on them. I get them regularly rotated every 6 months. They have lots of tread left.
When I arrived at Goodyear and asked them to repair the flat, I was told by the manager that my tires were "bad" and they couldn't repair it. When I said that the tires only had 26,000 miles on them and how could they possibly be bad, he pointed to a light scratch on the side of the rubber tire and said it was too damaged to repair, and I'd have to buy new tires.
This man is a liar. I took my tire and went to Sears Auto instead. I specifically asked both the mechanic and manager at Sears if there was anything that would prevent the tire from being repaired. They both responded "No. These tires are in find condition."
Since this is the 2nd negative experience I've had with Goodyear (two different locations), I would highly recommend everyone avoid them if possible!