Costco Informative - Tire repair scam
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA -- Beware of going to Costco for tire repair. They would rather sell you a tire.
Here's the bottom line without all the details. Experience was at Altamonte Springs, FL store.
They say they will not repair a tire not sold by them. Even if it is new they will want to replace it.
They say company policy is to not repair a tire that has two holes within the same quadrant or within 15 inches of each other. (Kept changing their story.) They refused to show me the policy in writing and couldn't show me the technical basis (governmental or manufacturer) for the policy. They just use the "safety" scare tactic.
I will personally stay away from Costco tires and I'm not feeling to kindly toward the rest of the operation right now. Not sure it is worth the annual membership fee.