Originally Posted by ttpete
Having worked in dealerships, I'll give you an analogy: Suppose you walked into a diner with all of the fixin's for breakfast in a sack and asked them to cook your breakfast for you using them. Would you feel put out if they refused?
Like it or not, the shop usually covers the cost of opening the doors each day. It's up to sales to make a profit, and you bought over the internet instead of the dealer.
Now, there are independent places who will mount your tires for a fee. I have one nearby that charges 30 bucks if you bring the wheel to them, and it's cheaper if you buy the tire there.
You have a sales department, a parts department, and a service department.
The service department makes money on every tire it mounts, whether it's bought in the parts department, or carried in.
Turning away carry-in tire mounting is cutting off your nose to spite your face.
Oh, and I've worked in dealerships, too.
Rocker59 (aka guzzimike), Aux Arcs
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