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Old 06-05-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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Dealer does not have my tire!

Got a nail on my tire, couldn't be patched & dealer doesn't have my tire so i had to leave my car there
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:01 PM   #2
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Yeah same thing happened to me,got a nail in the tire.They dont stock our tires,they have to order them.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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That's why the first thing I did after I bought mine was to order and store in my garage one left and one right side tire. Took a week to get em, and I didn't want my DD to be down that long!

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Got a nail on my tire, couldn't be patched & dealer doesn't have my tire so i had to leave my car there
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:44 PM   #6
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Lol! Great minds think alike! I bought one of those, too...just in case.

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I have always patched my own tires as well,but if you are going to run these tires at any sustained high speeds.......dont do this!
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:00 PM   #8
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That's why the first thing I did after I bought mine was to order and store in my garage one left and one right side tire. Took a week to get em, and I didn't want my DD to be down that long!

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Really good idea Tara.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:51 PM   #9
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Quick fix to get you where you are going. But the tires should actually be patched if you intend to keep it.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:12 PM   #10
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That's why the first thing I did after I bought mine was to order and store in my garage one left and one right side tire. Took a week to get em, and I didn't want my DD to be down that long!

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Don't store them for too long. Rubber hardens over time and old tires are not safe.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:28 PM   #11
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Given how soft those tires are, I'm sure she'll need them long before they get old...as long as they are within 5 yrs of manufacture date, they are good....
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Yes, I'll put them on the ground as soon as the originals wear out, and that won't be too long if I keep on autocrossing. They might get to 10-12 months old max.

Also, as far as tire plugging goes, it's only for emergency roadside repairs, of course! Just enough miles to get to a proper tire shop for a professional patch.

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I've had one of those professional patch jobs fail, shredded tire, but i've never had a plug fail on any car, but wouldn't recommend high speeds
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Quick fix to get you where you are going. But the tires should actually be patched if you intend to keep it.
absolutely.

But I'd rather drive on a plugged tire than leave my car at the dealer waiting for a new tire to get ordered.

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Old 06-07-2013, 05:36 PM   #15
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Well unfortunately I still don't have my car. I was told my car would be ready today but when I showed up to pick it up they gave me the bad news that they got the wrong tire. So now I won't get my car until Monday. This is very disappointing! A wknd without my car :( I don't understand why this dealer won't have my tire considering they have sold plenty of ZL1 and have 3 more on their lot!. I hope I don't ever have to take my car there again for tire issues.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:31 AM   #16
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Well unfortunately I still don't have my car. I was told my car would be ready today but when I showed up to pick it up they gave me the bad news that they got the wrong tire. So now I won't get my car until Monday. This is very disappointing! A wknd without my car :( I don't understand why this dealer won't have my tire considering they have sold plenty of ZL1 and have 3 more on their lot!. I hope I don't ever have to take my car there again for tire issues.
"Plenty" is relative, not to mention the ZL1 has a different tire then the 1LE. You think 3 ZL1's is plenty? How many Cruze's are on the same lot? 30?

I know you wanna drive the car, but give it time and you'll have it back! ORRR make them plug the tire you do have in the mean time and drive it until the new proper tire comes in?
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Well unfortunately I still don't have my car. I was told my car would be ready today but when I showed up to pick it up they gave me the bad news that they got the wrong tire. So now I won't get my car until Monday. This is very disappointing! A wknd without my car :( I don't understand why this dealer won't have my tire considering they have sold plenty of ZL1 and have 3 more on their lot!. I hope I don't ever have to take my car there again for tire issues.
Dealers normally only stock tires that are fast movers. Mainly because they don't need a set of tires sitting there for months or years taking up $1400 worth of inventory. ZL1s and 1LEs are a low production vehicle. Just because a dealer has or sells a few, doesn't mean that those people will come back within a year to buy tires.

Unfortunately, unless you live in a large metro area, this is just something you're gonna have to deal with. Just one of the downsides of owning a ZL1 or 1LE. I wouldn't really worry that much about it though. When owning one of these cars, the plusses far outweigh this minor negative.
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Well unfortunately I still don't have my car. I was told my car would be ready today but when I showed up to pick it up they gave me the bad news that they got the wrong tire. So now I won't get my car until Monday. This is very disappointing! A wknd without my car :( I don't understand why this dealer won't have my tire considering they have sold plenty of ZL1 and have 3 more on their lot!. I hope I don't ever have to take my car there again for tire issues.

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Terribly sorry for the inconvenience here. Although your car should be ready Monday, we can contact your dealership on your behave to verify if your vehicle is ready to save you the hassle and the trip. We would just need some information from you and we'll give you a call. Let us know if we can help.

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Old 06-08-2013, 09:31 PM   #19
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"Plenty" is relative, not to mention the ZL1 has a different tire then the 1LE. You think 3 ZL1's is plenty? How many Cruze's are on the same lot? 30?

I know you wanna drive the car, but give it time and you'll have it back! ORRR make them plug the tire you do have in the mean time and drive it until the new proper tire comes in?
First off this dealer has more Camaro's than Cruze's, Second the 1LE Camaro uses the same front tires as the ZL1, GOOGLE it!!!!!, and Last the dealer advised me it was unsafe to plug because its was half on the side wall!
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Dealers normally only stock tires that are fast movers. Mainly because they don't need a set of tires sitting there for months or years taking up $1400 worth of inventory. ZL1s and 1LEs are a low production vehicle. Just because a dealer has or sells a few, doesn't mean that those people will come back within a year to buy tires.

Unfortunately, unless you live in a large metro area, this is just something you're gonna have to deal with. Just one of the downsides of owning a ZL1 or 1LE. I wouldn't really worry that much about it though. When owning one of these cars, the plusses far outweigh this minor negative.
It's no doubt the PLUS outweigh the little hiccups! I do live in a large metro area, so it is a little harder to understand.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:06 AM   #21
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Up here in Canada most of the tire supplier companies that deal with Goodyear aren't keeping the F1 tires in stock, instead ordering them straight from Goodyear with about a 1 week lead time. I know cause I have been checking with my suppliers since someone i know up here had to wait for a replacement front tire, and with my own 1LE coming shortly.

When tires, especially stock tires, are like that its smart to keep at least 1 in stock (in this case two for right and left). Because it is murphy's law.
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Thank you Reggie B. @ Chevrolet Customer Care. I picked up my car Wednesday. I am one happy girl!

Thanks again!
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Thank you Reggie B. @ Chevrolet Customer Care. I picked up my car Wednesday. I am one happy girl!

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That's wonderful news and we are pleased to hear you and your vehicle are reunited! Do let us know if there are any further issues or assistance we can give you in the future. We'd love to help.

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