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Old 02-21-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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You're right, I do. The only reason I would go to TFT is that it is convenient and has many locations if I ever need to go. Also their prices include the free flat repair and free road hazard.

At this point I'm leaning towards Hank May's, but even if TFT will match I'm not sure it's worth going...
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:35 PM
 
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You're right, I do. The only reason I would go to TFT is that it is convenient and has many locations if I ever need to go. Also their prices include the free flat repair and free road hazard.

At this point I'm leaning towards Hank May's, but even if TFT will match I'm not sure it's worth going...
If you go in for that "free" flat repair, you can expect to be last in line for that freebie. Is your time worth that much? Flat repairs aren't expensive.

Also, TFT is closed on Sunday and they don't generally stay open very late during the week so the "convenience" factor isn't really applicable.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Good point! I've gone in before and waited well over two hours for a flat repair...

Has anyone here used Hank May's in Norwalk?
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Conn.
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Is the Yale 5% discount at all Town Fair Tires? I have a quote from Hank May's in Norwalk...does Town Fair accept competitor coupons and match their prices?
Not sure, as I am retired now, but I just showed my ID. I am in the New Haven area. They may also give AAA discounts. Recently Firestone here had a special - buy 3 tires get the fourth one free, but I decided to buy from my local shop as they have been good to me, squeezing me in when I had an unexpected problem, not charging when I had a "check engine" light on and so on. Figured it was worth a few extra dollars on the tires.


Good luck.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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I think you have enough evidence in this thread that would suggest there are better places than TFT.
Lol.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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We recently needed tires for one of our vehicles. Against my better judgement I was going to go over to Town Fair (I too hate how they push Toyo) becuase I did not have a lot of time to waste but was surprised to find they are closed on Sundays. Went to the local Firestone store and had a great experience. It was fast and convenient and if we ever have a problem, it is right nearby. Jay
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Has anyone here used Hank May's in Norwalk?
Yes, they have been solid for me.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Yes, they have been solid for me.
Thanks, I plan to go there tomorrow. They have the best price I could find on the tire I want.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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If you go in for that "free" flat repair, you can expect to be last in line for that freebie. Is your time worth that much? Flat repairs aren't expensive.
That's like Bob's Discount Furniture's "Goof Proof". Is it worth it to wait on the phone for hours and then go through a convoluted process to MAYBE get your furniture fixed if they see fit?

Nope.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Central, CT
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A lot of the things discussed here can be negotiated or are unadvertised benefits when buying at a local tire shop. In trying to find Goodyear mtr Kevlar tires I was told repeatedly they were backordered. Went to a local smaller shop and they were able to get them no problem. Plus rotations, repairs, etc. they even put me in for the better rebate (as if I'd used gy charge) when I should've gotten the regular. TFT, Firestone, etc will not usually negotiate or try to help you...you get their coupons and advertised service but no personal considerations. Its worth it to look around, walk into a local shop.

If you strictly need a "deal" the drop-ship tire rack or BJs are usually better than TFT.
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