Everybody Beats Town Fair Tire. Everybody!
“NOBODY BEATS TOWN FAIR TIRE…N-O-B-O-D-Y”.
At least that’s what the TV commercials are screaming.
But I do. Every day!
I don’t mind most commercials, but Town Fair Tire calling my business a nobody in front of my family and friends takes it to a new level!
So this is my spite-post because I know what they’re really like —
Besides paying minimum wage to their technicians, here are a few truths about Town Fair Tire’s free services —
- “Free front-wheel alignment” is bait. There’s no such thing as a “front-wheel” or “front-end” alignment on today’s cars. (4-wheel alignments cost extra).
- “Free lifetime flat tire repair” and “Free lifetime road-hazard guarantee” means you’re buying a new tire every time
- “Free lifetime tire rotations” are made as inconvenient as possible. Got 4 hours to spare?
- “Free winter change-overs” don’t include balancing. That costs extra.
Yes, these are “free services that nobody like me can match”, that’s because they’re a gimmick to get you in the door no matter what happens next.
The allure of free services is a distant memory after you’ve been waiting for 4 hours on a cold plastic chair, next to a grumpy vending machine for a rotation.
That’s my problem with Town Fair Tire.
If you value a hassle-free experience and good quality tires at a fair price, shop locally. Find an independent tire store with good reviews, hand them the keys and trust them to do the right thing. They will — their reputation rides on it!