Munchkin stayed with my friend Amy the other day while daycare was closed. On my way home from picking her up, my left rear tire blew out. And I mean it shredded!
I had to wait about half an hour for AAA, but once the guy got there, he was done in 5 mins. I can't complain about that.
The next night munchkin and I went to Wal-Mart to get four new tires. They told me 45 minutes to an hour. Three and a half hours later I was on my way.
Long story short, first they told me they couldn't get the shredded tire off the rim. Come on, you're a tire place. Why are you open if you don't have the right tools? Then they told me that one lug nut on one tire was a locking lug nut and couldn't be gotten off without the key. Wouldn't you know, my key was missing.
It took a long time, and a lot of phone calls, but a pissed hubby and I finally got them to see reason and to get it done. I did end up with a 25% discount and a $25 gift card to Wal-Mart.
Munchkin was a trooper for most of the time. But it was rough. I will never go back there for anything having to do with their car service department. But, I did get great tires at a cheap tire price.