Did Discount Tire Overcharge/Rape Me?
I went in to get my tires rotated on my WK2 and was informed by one of the service techs that my lug nuts were all swelled and brought one of the nuts to show me. He said that auto manufactures are now taking the standard open ended lug nut and wrapping them with the steel casing to make it look good on the outside. Apparently as the years go by the salt and water getting in the small openings makes the lug nuts swell.
He said all of the lug nuts were hard to get off and had to be replaced. It almost looked like he used the wrong size socket but regardless they were all messed up to the point of no return.
They charged me $96 dollars for all new lug nuts and showed me the quality of the new ones compared to the old ones. The new ones had steel threads going all the way through the plug and not just the 1/4 inch that the OEM ones had. I could visibly tell they were better but almost $100 for lug nuts has me questioning the sale.
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