Tires >Graley Tire
3507 W 117th St, Cleveland, OH | Directions 4411141.456945 -81.768669
Neighborhoods: West Boulevard
wow David R., I hope that you are not attempting to do a professionals job from your own garage, in order for any tire to be taken off of a rim and put back on...is first a dangerous job....second the first thing they take off is the previous weights...so you must not of been to amazed at the way they were doing things ....cause you did not see them do this!!!!....and until you work in a garage then you will never understand what HARD work is...and you just gave them a great review anyways....saying they did all of this under 30 minutes and they are cheap....and it is usually free to gauge and to put air (or no more than 1.50)....so the only thing that is not recommended here is your post!!!!
Don't waste your money – Graley's is basically 3 dudes working out of a shack on the side of the road. They apparently don't have a lift; my tires were mounted in their parking lot, using a floor jack and a 4-way wrench. In 40F weather(!) I could have sat in their "waiting area", but since it was just a chair inside the door to an unheated building, I stayed outside to watch, especially since I was amazed that this is the way they do business. When I asked the guy what they'd done the previous day (when it was 18F!!), he replied, "Same thing, man." Unbelievable.
I didn't mind the low-tech operation...tires are tires, after all. But I was concerned that the wheels be balanced properly. I asked if they had a spin balancer and was assured they did...but the guy took the wheels into the back of the shop to mount, so I couldn't see for sure. He finished in under 30 minutes. I paid and left. No fuss, no muss.
Until I checked the tire pressures a week later; all were over 55psi, one was closer to 60!!! I wondered why the tires felt like they had SO much less turning resistance! Now I knew. Around that time I also went onto the freeway for the first time, and immediately noticed a serious out-of-balance hop. I took the car to another shop and he verified that all of the wheels were out-of-balance. Since there were weights on them, I can only assume that they were the weights which were there when I took the car in to have the tires mounted; they just left them and didn't rebalance.
So, I give Graley a "never go there again" rating. Sure, they're the cheapest in town...and there's a reason for it. I could've done a better job in my own garage, and added to the money I paid to have the tires rebalanced, could've gotten it done for a LOT less than the total of the two places.
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