1991 300D 2.5 Turbo 305k, 2001 S600 110k, 2007 GL320CDI 4Matic 155k, 2007 E320 Bluetec 160k
I have the OEM rims & new tires from my 2007 E320 laying around, and fittingly, my 1991 300D's tires are balding. So, I decided to have the E320 16 inch rims mounted on my 300D. Went to my local tire shop, they bolted on the new wheels, but couldn't back the car off of the jack because the lugs in the back were too long by half of an inch for the new wheels... so the bolts were pushed past the threads and further into the hub than they should. They told me I needed to buy new shorter lugs for the new wheels to work on that car-fair enough. They then only put back on the original wheels on the rear two wheels. I asked them to put the fronts back on the car so my car doesn't look funny. They then charged my another half hour of labor. After the original wheels were put back on the car, when the car was still in the air, they put it in reverse to see if the wheels were moving freely... the right was stuck. After some force, they backed it out of the garage and it was making a metal-on-metal noise when the car was moving. The mechanic floored the car around the parking lot and told me to get the emergency brake fixed (he said it was a stretched spring in the parking brake) and get new lugs and bring it back to him and pretty much said you're on your own have a nice f***ing day. I drove two miles then sniffed and felt the rear tire that was sticking - it smelled burnt and the wheel was hot - the other rear tire was cool and did not smell. Currently, the car is in my driveway and I am unsure if it is safe to drive to work until I can bring it to the mechanic (does anyone know how much this will cost?) Also, should I have any reimbursement from the tire place? Thanks.