yesterday I had a flat tire (rear right) on my 2016 Toyota Camry. Towed to a tire place, I was told that I needed 4 NEW tires. Stunned, I vehemently stated I wanted one new Michelin. They did not have a Michelin tire til the next day. So I asked to have a new tire put on. The cost was $149.00. “For one tire?”, I exploded?
I had not bought a tire for many years but remembered them to be about $50.00.
Prices have gone up, he stated. One new tire (I asked for the least expensive) at $106.00 was put on. It had a 46,000 mile warranty. My car mileage is under 28,000 miles, purchased new, so I really was skeptical about the salesman trying tp sell me 4 new tires.
However, today a friend told me that I had done a dangerous thing: tires would not balance correctly, cause all types of problems.
Have a I made a big mistake? The car is garaged , short trips for errands, but I do want to be safe.
Please let me know. I did react vehemently to the young tire man, perhaps unfairly.
Thank you. react vehemently to the young tire man