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Screw in tire

Have the Cherokee in for service including tire rotation (10,700 kms) and they found a screw in the tire. The result, I got screwed for $265 for a new Continental. My son has Continentals as well and in his first year has had to replace two at a cost of $230 each.

I've not had any tire problems for decades and haven't bought any for years as vehicles are always replaced before tires have to be replaced or ashtrays are full.

I still can't help but feel that $265 contains a markup that is far too large given the price at Canadian Tire is almost $100 less.

Anyone else had to replace one yet?

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Old 09-18-2014, 11:26 AM
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Have the Cherokee in for service including tire rotation (10,700 kms) and they found a screw in the tire. The result, I got screwed for $265 for a new Continental. My son has Continentals as well and in his first year has had to replace two at a cost of $230 each.

I've not had any tire problems for decades and haven't bought any for years as vehicles are always replaced before tires have to be replaced or ashtrays are full.

I still can't help but feel that $265 contains a markup that is far too large given the price at Canadian Tire is almost $100 less.

Anyone else had to replace one yet?

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I received my custom ordered Cherokee Limited ADII around Thanksgiving. When I was out of town at Christmas time I had a tire that would not hold air. I went to the local CDJR dealer. They found an inch and a half dry wall screw in it. They fixed it at no charge to me and sent me on my way. That got me thinking about how expensive it would be to replace one of those tires and wheels especially with Michigan's famously bad roads and pot holes. When I got home I bought the Mopar Tire and Wheel Service Contract. You can buy it for various lengths, all with no deductible, and all include road service. I bought my Mopar Tire and Wheel Service Contract for 7 years (the longest length) for just a few dollars more then you paid for your one tire. I bought mine from Bob Cline at Ziggler's. I keep my vehicles 10 to 15 years though so a Mopar Tire and Wheel Service Contract may not be as appealing to you.
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Re: Screw in tire

Ahhh. My son works in Michigan and both of his replacements were while driving in Michigan.

The screw in mine was on the edge right below the sidewall and just above the foot - in the curve.

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I just plugged one after returning from the beach last Thursday. I told my buddy that if I went to the dealer it would cost a fortune for a new tire.


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I just plugged one after returning from the beach last Thursday. I told my buddy that if I went to the dealer it would cost a fortune for a new tire.


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You were correct. They showed the list for the tire at $275 but only charged me $241 ($55 more than Canadian Tire would have charged). Then installation and balancing plus tax took it up to $299.

They didn't bother to reset the oil life gauge. I had it washed and cleaned inside and out. Got a 1/2 mile down the road and realized they hadn't put the floor mats back in the car.

I asked them to check for module updates.

They did a Powertrain Control Module update. Transmission shifts do seem smoother now.

They also did a Radio Frequency Hub reprogram. I have a feeling that means they redid what I did myself. At least I wasn't charged for these updates.

Not a good day - 5+ hours overall. Internet speed in waiting area was good at the start (really good actually) but by the time I left it was a slow as an old fashioned modem connected to a POTS.

This dealer is usually pretty good. So, this time I won't get tooooo annoyed but if it happens again next visit I'll have to rethink where I have service done. For over 50 years I've been a homer and have had all work done at the dealer that sold me the vehicle. Don't really want to change that practice.

GR

OH, there is one more thing. No, it is not a watch. I wish they would reprogram the transmission to have 9th engage at 70 MPH. Their Canadian advertising says we get a 9 speed transmission. The highest speed limit in the country will not permit 9th to engage so it is necessary for one to break the law to get the advertised 9th gear. A good case for false advertising.
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Re: Screw in tire

If you paid $265 for a replacement Continental, you got just that.....screwed! They're $129 off Tire Rack.
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If you paid $265 for a replacement Continental, you got just that.....screwed! They're $129 off Tire Rack.
You are correct he did get taken by the famous unscrupulous Chrysler dealer fast shuffle. You need a tire right now. We just happen to have your size in stock. Today only, just for you, because we know you need it now, it is only twice the normal price (smirk). He may not have gotten taken as badly as it looks on the surface though. I am not sure what the current exchange rates are as he live in Canada. Also, I don't know what kind of taxes and environmental fees Canada has on tires in comparison to the US either.
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Re: Screw in tire

They did not have the tire in stock thus the wait of a couple of hours. When I got home I called a national tire dealer who recently replaced 7 Michelins on our motorhome under a recall and their charge would have been $240 plus tax. My son had two of the same model go on a company Buick in the Detroit area and they were $230. FX diff is currently 10%.

Into the shower now then out the door to the a Four a Corners.

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