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In more ways than one:
Driving home after dinner wife and I hear a "thud" coming from my car(did not hear b4 dinner). Got home and there was a very large headed bolt/screw in my rear tire. I went to local Michel tire and they blew me off bc close at 7 they still had an alignment to do on another car and it would take them up to closing time and tire was not flat yet. this was at 6:40. Guy came out and looked at tire(not flat yet and saw the screw and said he could put a spare on it for me) I told him this is an Eco that doesn't come with one even tho I bought one and that was not an option. So I went around the corner to a Tire discounters and they said they only had one tech working and blew me off also(Chip wood would not be happy) but could make an appointment for today and suggested I go to Tire discounters on another street. I went there and on the way the screw came out and I was able to make it to other TD and they patched the tire, I told them what happened at the other TD and they were surprised only bc they had the same one tech working. I would say the first one had "crappy management" this is a new TD location by the hwy. Tire discounters(corporate) will hear about this in a comment about how stores are run! Even tho they make more money they have bad management at the new location. I have @ 35K on these tires and not sure when to replace. I replaced first set about 36K. I think w/in 10K I will be in need again. I know which tire stores I will not go to!!!! Any ideas as far as tire replacement?(Continental, Bridgestone Goodyear etc.) I was wondering about Cont. Pure Contacts, those seem interesting they I hear a lot about other name tires like Kenda, Hankook, etc. but know nothing about them.
 

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sucks to hear but know you know more about those shops. Patman are you looking to replace it with a more grippy, better performing, sports tire. Stick with a low rolling resistant, shreeks at any corner , better mpg tire. Or to switch to a more performance all season. when i replace im going for a sporty tires.
 

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I have the Pure contacts. They get 2 thumbs up for sure, maybe even a 3rd thumb if I had one lol. Not sure how they would work on an Eco though. If you like the Fuel max tire then I personally would say stick with it.
 
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I have a spare just in case I get caught where there is no way to get help. Week ends are really bad for things like a flat. Offering to put a spare on is a bit strange as a tyre can be plugged quite quickly, I have had it done faster than I can change a wheel. They didn't even jack the wheel up.
 

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This is why I spent the money on a spare tire for my ECO MT. I've put spares into two ECO MTs and both have had to use them.
 

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Sup Patman ! Now go get an Alpine Frosty and call IT a day ...
 

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I love my PureContacts. There's a review somewhere around here.

You should get yourself a spare. Both flats I've had on my Cruze were quite significant ones that a pump and some slime wouldn't have fixed.
 

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I love my PureContacts. There's a review somewhere around here.

You should get yourself a spare. Both flats I've had on my Cruze were quite significant ones that a pump and some slime wouldn't have fixed.
I have a spare in my trunk like Obermd I bought one and this would have been my first time to use. I just didn't feel like pulling it out esp. when here were places around that could have repaired. I would have used if I did not make it to the 2nd TD b4 they closed and gotten it fixed today.
 
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