Dodging the Tire Switcheroo

How well do you know your tires?  If you woke up one day and had a different set on your car, would you notice?  If you’re like most Americans, you probably wouldn’t, and Seattle auto body shops that are less honest than Greenwood know how to take advantage of this.

Tires are expensive, and we go through a lot of them.  Each year, our country spends a total of about twenty billion replacing tires, adding up to an average of five per driver.  With this in mind, an unscrupulous auto mechanic stands to make a shady bit of extra profit off of you by replacing your wheels with older tires.  It’s easy enough to do once your car is in the shop, and nearly impossible to prove after it’s been done.

If you’re ever dealing with a mechanic whom you don’t yet trust, try discretely marking your tires to foil potential tire thefts.  Document this marking and inspect your bill carefully to see if they’ve recorded any services that you didn’t ask for.

Of course, you can always choose the easy route and take your car to Greenwood instead.  We have a reputation and an integrity as robust and stable as a good set of tires ought to be!