Never Buy Tires From Walmart - You Get What You Pay For
SILER CITY, NORTH CAROLINA -- My in-laws had bought three Goodyear Viva 2 tires from Walmart in November 2007. Since then we had to go back not once, not twice, but three times. Two of those times were back to back Friday's (June 20th, 2008 & June 27th, 2008).
And now this past Friday, July 18th, all three times the Viva 2 tire had a crack in the middle of the tire. What's the deal? I know they say thing's come in three's, but come on three brand new tires that end up with a crack in the middle (within one month).
And on top of it all, every time you go there to have the tire replaced you have to spend $9.95 Road Hazard plus $1.50 fee which totals out to $11.24 after taxes.
This past Sunday when I went with my wife & in-laws a mechanic worker told me "Maybe it's your driving" then said "Maybe your van needs an alignment", at that point I told the worker "No, you need to go to automotive school because if it was to be the alignment my tires would show wear & tear on the side, this is in the middle of my tire & by the way Wal-Mart needs to also send you to school to learn customer respect!"
At that point I just called for a manager. Then the manager told me if I don't pay the $9.95 Road hazard plus $1.50 fee which totals out to $11.24 after taxes my tire will not be covered.
I told her, "If there happens to be another flat, I don't plan on coming back to Walmart auto center. Plus this shouldn't be happening with a brand new tire."
So before you decide to buy any tires at Wal-mart, I would think twice. Take my advice, it's not worth the aggravation.