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What all should be serviced when getting your winter tires put on?

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  • Dec 5th, 2016 10:07 pm
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What all should be serviced when getting your winter tires put on?

I am putting on my winter tires this week, while the tires are off what else should be serviced?

brakes? tie rods? grease the bearings?


2. Also what is the most visited auto repair online forum?

Thanks
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It's obviously a good time to check brake wear, and do anything else that's due for maintenance.
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Put your winter windshield fluid.
One year I forgot to add the winter one and still using the summer fluid, it froze when it was -30c out there and I couldn't spray windshield fluid during driving.

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Istillwanttodoit wrote:
Dec 5th, 2016 3:39 pm
I am putting on my winter tires this week, while the tires are off what else should be serviced?

brakes? tie rods? grease the bearings?


2. Also what is the most visited auto repair online forum?

Thanks
Not sure if you are paying a garage or doing it yourself.


If you are getting the changeover done at a garage there is no cost savings in getting other work done while the wheel is off.
This is because they charge you for time based on a scam called a book rate which calculates the work as if they had to put the car up on a hoist and remove the wheel anyway.
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eager beaver wrote:
Dec 5th, 2016 6:13 pm
This is because they charge you for time based on a scam called a book rate which calculates the work as if they had to put the car up on a hoist and remove the wheel anyway.
He's right!
Unless the shop is having a deal. But then I would check what the cost is for the jobs done separately.
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I usually spray some corrosion preventative in my wheel well and behind the liners, put a glob of grease around my hub and bleeder screw, inspect my pads for wear, once in a while make sure my caliper sliders aren't stuck.
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eager beaver wrote:
Dec 5th, 2016 6:13 pm
Not sure if you are paying a garage or doing it yourself.


If you are getting the changeover done at a garage there is no cost savings in getting other work done while the wheel is off.
This is because they charge you for time based on a scam called a book rate which calculates the work as if they had to put the car up on a hoist and remove the wheel anyway.
me and my friend are doing it.
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At the dealership, and considering the wheels were off, I got sucked into a break service.
Cleaning and caliper slider lubrication. Never been done b4...74K on the clock
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PCUSER wrote:
Dec 5th, 2016 6:44 pm
At the dealership, and considering the wheels were off, I got sucked into a break service.
Cleaning and caliper slider lubrication. Never been done b4...74K on the clock
MODS>>> why was this moved? this is not specifically a 'Wheel & Tire' thread, its for all repaires required when you get your tires changed!!!

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