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      12-15-2009, 10:23 AM   #1
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Would You Guys Go to Walmart to have your tires replaced/mounted/rotated?

where do guys go besides the dealership. is it all the same?
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      12-15-2009, 10:37 AM   #2
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If I had an M3, no. If I had a car I didn't care about, yes.

Is this serious?
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      12-15-2009, 10:40 AM   #3
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Well that depends, do you have aftermarket rims, lowered the car, etc. If it's completely stock, I don't see why not.
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      12-15-2009, 10:41 AM   #4
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      12-15-2009, 10:41 AM   #5
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      12-15-2009, 10:45 AM   #6
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      12-15-2009, 11:11 AM   #9
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I don't go to Walmart to buy anything ... much less take my M to have anything done. I seriously doubt they even have the proper equipment to mount low profile 19 inch wheels.
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      12-15-2009, 11:26 AM   #10
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I don't go to Walmart to buy anything ... much less take my M to have anything done. I seriously doubt they even have the proper equipment to mount low profile 19 inch wheels.
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      12-15-2009, 11:31 AM   #11
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where do guys go besides the dealership. is it all the same?
They need an experienced guy and a special machine to change the tires on a large , low profile mag otherwise they can seriously scratch/damage the rim.

It took over 1 1/2 hours to install my Re11's that I ordered off Tire Rack and the garage they originally shipped them to couldnt put them on and sent me to one with a special machine and experienced installer.

I was watching over him the whole time so he wouldnt scratch my 19"s.
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      12-15-2009, 11:36 AM   #12
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      12-15-2009, 12:11 PM   #14
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      12-15-2009, 12:43 PM   #15
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I've never been to WalMart and in Chicago there is only one deep in the ghetto.
I guess I would if I paid them off to let me use all of their equipment myself.

peopleofwalmart.com do you really want them working on your car???!!!??!?!?!?!
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I only change tires at my local experienced tireshop with good machines.
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      12-15-2009, 01:12 PM   #17
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I have never had a problem with Costco for tires but you have to buy the tires from them. Wouldnt do Walmart though...
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      12-15-2009, 01:39 PM   #18
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I wouldn't even park an M in the Walmart parking lot, let alone allow somebody there to touch it.
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      12-15-2009, 01:42 PM   #19
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Didn't even know walmarts had a tire center.
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Better walk around the car with the manager and point out your wheels have no dings, or curb rash. I guarantee they wont be the same after. I let Costco change the tires on my x5 and they took the chrome off 2 of the wheels.

and take a photo of your mileage Lol
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peopleofwalmart.com do you really want them working on your car???!!!??!?!?!?!
First, I worked at Walmart as a Tire & Lube technician. It was a great job and we were a great group of guys I would trust my car with. Having said that, if a BMW came in with 18" or 19" low profile tires we would turn them away. We didn't have the proper equipment to guarantee not scratching the heck out of your wheels. You need to take your car to a BMW dealer or a performance oriented shop that is used to dealing with larger wheels and low profile tires. Don't be affraid to ask if they guarantee no scratches to your wheel. If they can't guarantee that go somewhere else.
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      12-15-2009, 03:02 PM   #22
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where do guys go besides the dealership. is it all the same?
That's like getting your hair cut a Great Clips. Walmart technicians normally work on older, less complex cars.

You may have issues because:

1. They may not screw in all of the panels underneath the car after draining the oil.

2. They may overfill or underfill the oil since there is no dip stick and they cannot use the IDRIVE

3. They may use substandard supplies (i.e., oil, filter, etc)

Don't risk it. Even the dealer messes up the oil change from time to time....Walmart will certainly fudge it up.

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