Originally Posted by Bhamshooter
Found a somewhat good deal at the local National Tire and Battery. Their one-price for everything is good. 165.99 per and that includes mount, balance, stems, lifetime rotations, and flat repair for the useful life.
Know why they can offer such a decent price? They pay the tire tire techs $6.00 an hour plus commission. Commission works out to about a dollar a tire and with all there 22 point inspection B.S. there is no way you can do 4 tires in less than an hour and more like an hour and a half on most vehicles. A 20 minute flat repair takes almost an hour. Same thing with a 20 minute oil change.
Ask me how I know.
Just quit there on Monday after a week and a half. Worked 46 hours the first week and didn't make $300.00 gross hourly and something like $76.00 in commission. Yeah, it was slow and a couple of days I only did 4-5 cars but damn. Got a call on Monday for a third interview and a job offer and I said F NTB. I would not give NTB a penny of my money after my little time there. Straight B.S. For reference when I worked at Wal-Mart I could do a 4 tire mount and balance in about a half an hour.