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Old 04-04-2013, 08:58 PM
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I'm looking for a recommendation ....I need to get 4 new tires for my 2008 Nissan and have it checked out before I travel with it "up north". I don't trust the Tire Choice dealer at Colony and I don't have a local mechanic yet. Looking for someone honest knowledgable and reasonable...Help! Thanks for any info.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:11 PM
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I'd get tires at Sam's Club. If your 2008 Nissan is low mileage and doesn't need an oil change it will probably be fine for a trip up north. If it needs an oil change (every 5K miles) I would get it at BF Goodrich next to Sam's Club and also ask for cursory vehicle inspection that may be $25 of so.

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Sumter Tire and Auto in Wildwood. These folks are honest and good. They do it all.
They're on Main St. (RT. 301) in Wildwood. Take Rt. 466A to Rt. 301 and make a right. Sumter Tire is a short distance on the right.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:41 PM
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Tri-County Automotive on #441 & Buenos Aires, across from Denny's.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:22 AM
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Hanson's in Leesburg. They are at the intersection where Hwy. 441 and Hwy. 27 split. Great service and even better prices. I had all 4 tires replaced on my Buick Rendevous and no one came close to their prices for the same tires.
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We bought 4 tires from Pep Boys in Leesburg about a year ago and it was buy 3 get one free. Not sure if they still have that special. We had priced tires at the dealership and it was $750 and ended up paying $400 or so at Pep Boys.
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Just wondering. I need brake work while I am here and wonder why Tire Choice is a bad "choice". Anyone have bad experiences there? Thanks.
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Thanks for the great info...now I need help to fix the small light in the front drivers side (I think it's called parking lights) ...the light is smashed - don't ask! I'm afraid I could get a ticket for not having it on for the trip but I'm sure a Nissan dealer will charge so much...any help?
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:03 PM
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Just wondering. I need brake work while I am here and wonder why Tire Choice is a bad "choice". Anyone have bad experiences there? Thanks.
Never had a problem with them.Very helpful. One time flat tire on golf cart,brought in the tire and said wife was at the cart,stopped everything and I was out the door,no charge.
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Thanks for the great info...now I need help to fix the small light in the front drivers side (I think it's called parking lights) ...the light is smashed - don't ask! I'm afraid I could get a ticket for not having it on for the trip but I'm sure a Nissan dealer will charge so much...any help?
Least expensive place to get the replacement lens/light would be a junk yard /auto recycler if they have a similar car. There are several near TV. I believe the nearest is in Wildwood:

Dominion Metal Recycling Center
4316 County Road 124
Wildwood, FL 34785
(352) 689-0058

You can find others by using Google or the Yellow Pages
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:20 PM
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Take it to quality tire on 466 they are the best, ask for von
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:35 PM
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Sumtner tire & auto on 301 in Wildwood is VERY GOOD!
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:22 AM
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Tire Choice charged me $32 for a $10 air filter during an oil change I commented and a mgr gave me a $5 off for newt visit big deal!
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:12 PM
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Tire Choice charged me $32 for a $10 air filter during an oil change I commented and a mgr gave me a $5 off for newt visit big deal!
Tire Choice RIPPED me off last yr. I'll never go back there!!!!
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:13 PM
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Tire Choice charged me $32 for a $10 air filter during an oil change I commented and a mgr gave me a $5 off for newt visit big deal!
They always try to UPSELL the customer! I guess that's how they make $$$$ with dummies like me, BUT fool me once & NEVER AGAIN!
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