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mobile tire service [message #98561] Tue, 12 March 2013 12:06 Go to next message
brmxr4ti is currently offline  brmxr4ti   United States
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How many people would be interested in a way to mount tires, change tires, rotate tires at an events, or could come to your house, place of work and mount the tire you have or what I can get for you, just thinking out loud for right now.

No small details right now but...

Ben


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Re: mobile tire service [message #98566 is a reply to message #98561] Tue, 12 March 2013 16:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sure I would be interested to hear what it would take to get a pro to come
to my house and mount tires I got from TireRack etc, and if you offered an option
to jack up the car, take the wheels off, mount and replace the wheels on the car,
it'd be good for everyday moms and pops too. Sit at home is convenience worth
money.
Sounds like a good idea.
Good luck,
Joe

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Re: mobile tire service [message #98567 is a reply to message #98566] Tue, 12 March 2013 16:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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How would you balance the tires? And you could sell the safety aspect,
that you would be careful about torque-wrenching etc...
Re: mobile tire service [message #98568 is a reply to message #98567] Tue, 12 March 2013 16:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Joe Weinstein wrote on Tue, 12 March 2013 16:03
How would you balance the tires? And you could sell the safety aspect,
that you would be careful about torque-wrenching etc...


Balance Yes, I could point out things I see, link pins/sway bar ends link, leaking struts, brakes are low, check front end for lose parts, recommend alignment based on tire wear.

I worked for the goodyear tire and rubber company for 30 years.

I'm getting a tire machine and may get a wheel balance machine if it seams to be going somewhere.

Ben


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Re: mobile tire service [message #98569 is a reply to message #98568] Tue, 12 March 2013 17:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Even if you get a tire machine for your own use Ben, it's a pretty good investment. I went in on one with a few other people about a year and a half ago and that thing has definitely paid for itself by now.

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Re: mobile tire service [message #98698 is a reply to message #98561] Sun, 17 March 2013 10:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The guy we sell the used tires to at work does mobile installation, makes good money doing it too. Just remember that if you're using your truck for business you'll need a motor carrier permit along with all the other documents you need to start a business.

James

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Re: mobile tire service [message #98710 is a reply to message #98698] Sun, 17 March 2013 18:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'd also get a brake lathe, do mobile oil changes and bring a helper to detail the cars. Learn paintless dent removal and sell Amway and long distance phone service. Smile

Jim
Re: mobile tire service [message #98711 is a reply to message #98710] Sun, 17 March 2013 18:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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LOL

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Re: mobile tire service [message #98750 is a reply to message #98711] Mon, 18 March 2013 07:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Turning rotors is easy and definitely a cash cow at $5-to-$10 each.

Jim
Re: mobile tire service [message #99007 is a reply to message #98750] Wed, 20 March 2013 19:59 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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i'd like to pay less to skip balancing; racing changes it fast and i've not had issues skipping it before

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