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Old 10-27-2015, 08:38 AM
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New Tires Already?!?!?!?

My dealer's trying to tell me that my Unlimited Sport needs new tires after my FIRST 15,000 miles on the Good Year Wrangler SR-A's. The same dealer rotated them when I was at about 8,000 miles.

I drive exactly 10 miles to work, 10 miles back each day all on paved side-roads (no highways). On top of that, let's say I do about 25 misc. miles per week.

This seems like utter cr*p to me, but I don't know a thing about this stuff.

Can you experts please confirm that this is an attempted scam?

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Old 10-27-2015, 10:21 AM   #2
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Look at the wear bars.

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Old 10-27-2015, 11:05 AM
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Thanks - knew there had to be a very simple answer / way to check...I just took a look and they're perfectly fine...The ribs/grooves are no where near flush with the wear bars.
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If you don't know about tires, go to a tire dealer. Go two a couple of them and get their thoughts. I'd stop doing my service at the dealer too.
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:16 AM   #5
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First, I'd rotate them at 5000 mile intervals.
Second, unless they showed you some very unusual, dangerous wear pattern affecting more than one tire (in which case you should have your tire balance or steering and suspension looked at) -- and like you said, the tread life is still sufficient -- then they are trying to sell you something you don't need, attempting to take advantage of you because they judged you naive.
People who use such sales tactics are no better than the thieves who steal our spare tires and removable doors.
They fancy themselves wolves, and you the sheep.
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