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Old January 13th, 2018, 12:08   #9
Steve Addy
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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Iowa
TDI(s): 97 Mk3
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I would ask the tire shop if there were any odd wear patterns on the tires. I've had tires balance out before but when I went for a ride they made a rumbling noise on the pavement because they had weird wear pattern across the tread surface.

The shop never said a thing because they didn't probably check for that, and it wasn't their job to do so. They were hired to balance and that they did.

Changed tires and problem solved.

I would also ask the shop if they made sure to reinstall the hub rings with the wheels like iluvmydiesel suggested.

I'm not criticizing Discount Tire, I think they do a fine job, probably better than some places and any more the tire mounting/balancing technology really takes care of any employee idiocy. The one benefit is that all they do is sell / mount / balance tires so they do have a degree of specialization.

Another question is whether you have directional tires and whether the shop mounted them back on the car correctly?

Steve
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