Have Good Tires on Your Car in This Weather? Town Fair Tire

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Do You Have Good Tires on Your Car in tThis Weather?    Town Fair Tire

Norwalk, CT - Town Fair Tire

Norwalk, CT - Town Fair Tire

It's always a good idea to have proper tires, but in the snow and ice we have had this winter, it is crucial.   I have had semi bald tires on the front of my car, and have been avoiding driving in the bad weather.   Finally, today, Presidents' Day, I have the time, and am sitting at Town Fair Tire to get brand new tires on the front.   Actually, they shifted the backs to the front, and are placing the new on the back of the car.   

I am at Town Fair Tire in Norwalk, on Main Avenue, just off of the top of the Route 7 Connector. 

They have always provided us with superb tire service, and run a good service business.    Easy to get to, and easy to wait for the work to be done.   

I MUST drive tomorrow, and I hear we now are getting 3-5 inches of snow.    When will this end?

Do You Have Good Tires on Your Car in This Weather?    Town Fair Tire

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  1. Patricia Kennedy 02/17/2014 11:33 AM
  2. Praful Thakkar 02/23/2014 01:56 PM
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Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
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Dagny, we're required to get an annual car inspection. Tires are one of the things they look at during the inspection. A must when driving in the snow.

Feb 17, 2014 09:28 PM #17
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Kat Palmiotti
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That's a great shout out for Town Fair Tire, as well as a good reminder to check tires.  I put new ones on right before the winter started, and they really do make a huge difference.

Feb 17, 2014 09:59 PM #18
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Richie Alan Naggar
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We dont stop to think that tires are only doing good when in good shape

Feb 17, 2014 10:20 PM #19
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Richard Iarossi
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Dagny,

I just bought new tires for both my wife and my car just before the winter season. I should be good for a while now without that expense.

Rich

Feb 17, 2014 10:24 PM #20
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Yes, they have good service. However, beware. Their free alignment of the front is useful for most cars. They also have a Town Faire Tire scam of sorts, too.

Before you go in, search for your car on the Internet and see what it takes to align your tires. See if it is possible to align the back tires - it is a very complicated process on many cars. If they say they can do it, ask what they do to align the back tires and see if that is what you have already found out.

I had them charge me for a "rear alignment", but on that car a rear alignment meant taking many of the brake and tire components off the car and installing shims. When they came back with my car relatively quickly, I asked what size shims they used. They answered me with the idea that they just "re-aligned" the front tires with their computer so that the rear tires were closer to being aligned. They hadn't actually done anything to the rear tire alignment and hadn't even touched the rear tires for that rear alignment process. The salesman even said we don't do that kind of alignment on the back tires.

I considered that to be a fake alignment and got my money back. One of the salesmen who was inspecting a different customer's car outside, quietly told me before I left, that the salesman I had was the store manager, and that was the manager's method of driving up the revenue of his store. The non-manager told me that the manager sold rear alignments often and that he was rarely questioned.

So the tires may be good, the installation may be fast and good, and the free front end alignment may be good. But beware of the Town Faire Tire rear alignment sales pitch, and make sure you get what you have paid for.

 

Feb 17, 2014 10:29 PM #21
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Good reminder - safe tires, with lots of tread, help immensely with driving safety, especially in wet and snowy conditions.

Feb 17, 2014 11:22 PM #22
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Pamela Seley
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Comment #21 above makes a good point about "alignment". Tire stores don't pull that scam any more in California. I have a good tire store I go to because they have good customer service, maybe not the cheapest price, but they offer free repairs on their tires (if they can be repaired). Stay safe, Dagny.

Feb 18, 2014 12:22 AM #23
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Christi Farrington
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Aha, good idea!  I love Town Fair Tire in Norwalk.  Hope that you got to your CEC classes and didn't have any problem with our weather.  Meanwhile, I'm thinking Spring ........ 

Feb 18, 2014 12:38 AM #24
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Christi Farrington
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Aha, good idea!  I love Town Fair Tire in Norwalk.  Hope that you got to your CEC classes and didn't have any problem with our weather.  Meanwhile, I'm thinking Spring ........ 

Feb 18, 2014 12:38 AM #25
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Jill Saddler
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Definitley have some good tires on my car - I live in Utah where you just never know what it's going to be like on those roads!

Feb 18, 2014 03:07 AM #26
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Barbara Altieri
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Dagny -- I opted to buy a new car instead! LOL! Perfect timing. Stays steady and straight on our snowy roads these past few weeks.

Feb 18, 2014 06:22 AM #27
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Good to know you have a reliable tire center in town.  I pulled into a local auto shop last week to have a tire patched.  We depend on our cars to keep us on the go.

Feb 18, 2014 08:45 AM #28
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Snow, snow, everywhere! We love Town Fair Tire, too!

Feb 18, 2014 01:37 PM #29
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Bill Reddington
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Sadly tires are on my list in the next couple of days. Probably got 80,000 out of this set. No snow or ice. Just time.

Feb 19, 2014 07:05 AM #30
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Hey, Dagney!  I included this post in today's Last Week's Favorites on Active Rain.

Feb 22, 2014 09:34 PM #31
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What a nice local highlight!  I hope you have a great day!

Feb 22, 2014 11:46 PM #32
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Absolutely! I regularily see cars with no tread slipping and sliding on the road.  Thank goodness they are in front of me most of the time and not behind me! Nice local shout out!

Feb 23, 2014 01:57 AM #33
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Dagny Eason
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I am very happily driving on my brand new tires now and feel very safe in the rain and snow.  

Feb 23, 2014 03:26 AM #34
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Safety first!!  Tires are one of those things that you never really think about until either a mechanic tells you about it during routine maintenance, or until it's too late and you've had an accident.

Glad you were able to get yours taken care of!!

Feb 23, 2014 07:22 AM #35
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Dagny, well this has been a tough winter - and who better can help us other than Town Fair Tire? 

Feb 23, 2014 01:54 PM #36
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