That was the easiest tire leak I ever found…

In, you know – a bad way.

They replaced the tire but not the valve stem. So guess what blew out?

It’s not all bad news – a shop with a tire-mounting machine can replace this in a few minutes, which means I can conceivably get it fixed Saturday and not miss the following weekend’s dump run. I really need a dump run.

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4 Responses to That was the easiest tire leak I ever found…

  1. Anonymous says:

    um…did you specifically turn down a valve stem or did they just not put one on?

  2. Joel says:

    The subject never came up. It takes two minutes to inspect the bead surface and the valve stem – when I started out (a year in a tire shop before my first dealership job) that was standard practice. It takes no time and can save lots plus angry comebacks, plus you can upsell if you find a problem.

  3. terrapod says:

    The folks here at Discount Tire usually just replace standard valves as a matter of course when putting on new tires (exception being post 2008 cars with those bloody TPM sensors = big money in replacing those when corroded, ask me how I know).

  4. Matt says:

    My local tire store just replaced a bad valve stem on my spare trailer tire for free. By the time I had turned met truck and trailer around it was done. They get aLL of my tire work.

To the stake with the heretic!