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National Tire and Battery / rip-off!

1 9450 WestheimerHouston, TX, United States Review updated:
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I purchased two new tires at NTB in Houston on Westheimer Drive on 11/19/2007. I was told that these tires should last for about 30, 000 miles, and they stressed that they were good tires. I had a flat today 12/09/2007. When I went to NTB in Austin to have the tire repaired, I was told the tire could not be fixed. When I asked about what the warrantee would cover, I was told"nothing". They said that since I didn't purchase the road hazard insurance, nothing was covered. This is a three week old tire! Noone at NTB told me about needing to purchase the road hazard insurance, or else I would have bought it. Now i will be out another $177.00 to buy another tire. You can bet I will never buy another tire from NTB unless they make this right.

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  • Ch
      11th of Jun, 2009
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    You're obviously not very educated when it comes to purchasing tires. I know of no shops that offer a free road hazard warranty. In almost every case there is an extra charge. However I would consider the salesman slack if he did not offer it to you. -Chris

  • A7
      14th of Sep, 2009
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    How is it National's fault that you hit something in the road and buggered up the tire? If this is the first time you bough tires then yeah, it is a hard lesson. But if you bough tires before you should know about the road hazard insurance.

    BTW road hazard insurance (RHI) is a money maker for the tire company. I've driven for 22 years without buying RHI and I am ahead. Even if I do damage a tire and have to buy one out of pocket, it am still ahead. :)

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