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Got a flat tire!
Drove to work yesterday's morning and saw a screw in one of my tires.
It wasn't completely flat. TPMS said 28.
So at lunch time I drove car to this shop that I had called before that said they'll put nitrogen in 4 tires for $20.
Took it there to have the tire fix and while at it have nitrogen put in 4 tires of my car.
Bill came to be $50!
$20 for Nitrogen, $15 for fixing nail in tire and $15 for balance of 4 wheels which I didn't ask for. If rebalancing was necessary, they should have told me that before and not surprise you with it.
Regardless, I paid the bill and tip the guy who worked on my car.
Also I had asked for the guy to put in 40 PSI, higher than tire's manufacturer recommendation because I like the gas savings you get from it. The guy expressed some concerns saying TPMS warning lights might come on. I said not to worry because I have been driving on 39 PSI since I got the new car off the Toyota's lot 2 months ago. They were no warning lights to worry about.
So the guy said okay, he'll do it.
After I got home, I checked the tire pressure, its all at 35 PSI and not 40 per my request.
I was watching as best I could from customer area when the guy was fixing the flat tire. It appeared that they did a good job to make sure the nail hole was fixed for good.
One last complaint, my car is brand new so I think they should have been a little careful. I found black smudges and dark fingerprints inside of my car at driver's door and at glove compartment (they had to get the wheel lock).
To help others, I will comment in Yelp and perhaps avoid this place.