Wal-Mart Tires Buyers Beware Complaint - Never Buy Tires From Walmart - You Get What You Pay For
SILER CITY, NORTH CAROLINA -- My in-laws has bought three Goodyear Viva 2 tires from Walmart in November 2007.
Since then we had to go back not once,twice,but three times since then, two of those times were back to back Friday's (June 20,2008 & June 27,2008).
And now this past Friday July 18, 2008. 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.