Got my snow tires off yesterday.  I told them about the different wheels (front / back) and they where the ones that put my snow tires on.  But.....

When the car was done I could see they:
- Had the front wheels on the back and the back on the front.
- Mounted the rear tires on the front rims and front tires on the rear rims.

As soon as I pointed this out they apologized but the workers in the shop seemed so confused.  I helped them figure this out (not too hard).

Any body else had this happen?

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Staggered tires aren't exactly a new concept. :-) You must've had a true rookie.
i fixed this problem last week, permanently, i got 15x6 alloys all around with 195/50-15s, they're directional, but the monkeys can read "arrows". also the 195/50's are nicer than the 155/60's, not harsh and grip better.
How do the 15x6's work on the front? I bought a 15x6 wheel for a spare, when I sould have gotten a 15x5. If I get stuck with it, I'm wondering how it will work for a spare if I have to use it on the front.

james g said:
i fixed this problem last week, permanently, i got 15x6 alloys all around with 195/50-15s, they're directional, but the monkeys can read "arrows". also the 195/50's are nicer than the 155/60's, not harsh and grip better.
I just had this argument today with the guy at Firestone Tire. I took my new wheel & tire in to be mounted & balanced. then the guy tells me that there is a directional arrow on the tire, and asked which way he should mount it. I told him it didn't matter, and he got all "know it all" on me. I argued with him for about 10 minutes. IT"S A FREAKIN SPARE!!! I'll only use it to get me to the next service station to have my regular tire fixed. It's not as if the car is going to explode if I run the rotation the wrong way for 5 miles or so. Besides, I'll be a 50 / 50 chance.

james g said:
i fixed this problem last week, permanently, i got 15x6 alloys all around with 195/50-15s, they're directional, but the monkeys can read "arrows". also the 195/50's are nicer than the 155/60's, not harsh and grip better.
Forest said:
When I got my snows off I went to a different place then where they went on.

First off they couldn't fit it on a lift so they had to jack it up, they used my new hitch as a jack point for both rears.

When the last guy took them off he marked on the inside RF. That mark is now on the outside of my LF and I can't get it off. Il'l be going back to the other place where I had my snows put on next time.

How about picking up some spare wheels. Mount your snows on them. This will save undo stress on the tires from changing them from wheel to wheel, and you'll be able to change them yourself in less than 30 minutes. (For Free)

You store 3 of them for the season, and carry the fourth for a spare.
I like your idea of getting steel wheels and then doing it yourself, but I have a question, can you get steel wheels to fit on a 2009 cabriolet, I currently have the alloy wheels. I was told that it can not be done. Is this true? I have the notion of getting the steel wheels and then doing the work myself. The dealer price is out-of-sight for snows.

Jim Davis said:
Forest said:
When I got my snows off I went to a different place then where they went on.

First off they couldn't fit it on a lift so they had to jack it up, they used my new hitch as a jack point for both rears.

When the last guy took them off he marked on the inside RF. That mark is now on the outside of my LF and I can't get it off. Il'l be going back to the other place where I had my snows put on next time.

How about picking up some spare wheels. Mount your snows on them. This will save undo stress on the tires from changing them from wheel to wheel, and you'll be able to change them yourself in less than 30 minutes. (For Free)

You store 3 of them for the season, and carry the fourth for a spare.
Bob, the steel wheels from the Pure will fit any 451 model smart, including the Brabus.

BobM said:
I like your idea of getting steel wheels and then doing it yourself, but I have a question, can you get steel wheels to fit on a 2009 cabriolet, I currently have the alloy wheels. I was told that it can not be done. Is this true? I have the notion of getting the steel wheels and then doing the work myself. The dealer price is out-of-sight for snows.

Jim Davis said:
Forest said:
When I got my snows off I went to a different place then where they went on.

First off they couldn't fit it on a lift so they had to jack it up, they used my new hitch as a jack point for both rears.

When the last guy took them off he marked on the inside RF. That mark is now on the outside of my LF and I can't get it off. Il'l be going back to the other place where I had my snows put on next time.

How about picking up some spare wheels. Mount your snows on them. This will save undo stress on the tires from changing them from wheel to wheel, and you'll be able to change them yourself in less than 30 minutes. (For Free)

You store 3 of them for the season, and carry the fourth for a spare.

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