Read it again. The dealer was trying to rip him off.Sounds like a typical rip-off tire shop--if your wheels/tires were balanced before, they VERY likely don't need rebalancing.
In addition ... your Mercedes dealer wants you back for oil changes, etc., and is therefore probably more likely to take better care of your wheels, not scratching them up, etc.
I think they sold you the wrong size. If you had 275/55/19's stock, you would need 235/65/17's so they would be the same height. As is, your speedo will be reading 6.1% too fast.i have 2 sets of rims.
the stock 19s with all seasons as my summer, and using some used mercedes 17s that I bought off kiji for 600$ for the set of 4, with nexen winguard suv winter @ 235/65/r17 (cost me 150$ cdn installed! at a place in brampton). could not justify the difference between these and say some nokian which were more than 2x the price (I used nexens before, great tire...wal-mart sells them but small shops are cheaper)
Thanks for the heads up. Though the local shop did a good job, I am more comfortable with the dealer. True, I saved $80 but I was constantly worried they may break something (like what happened to you). I will have the dealer change the tires from now on. :thumbsup:I see that you already changed the tires.
One time wen I went to tire shop to mount snow tires, they broke a wheel sensor.
Then I had to take the car to the dealer to replace the broken sensor.
They had to dismount all 4 tires to find the broken sensor.
Now I go to the dealer to make sure this doesn't happen again.
they charge $105 to change from summer to snows on my wheels.