OK ready for the answer?.........GM Dealer says.......Needs four new tires!
Dealers really are scum. They obviously don't want to do any work under warranty.
The GM product has 13,000 miles on it. Most of those miles are highway as my commute is about 85 miles round trip with 75 of that on the highway. The tires have been rotated. There is plenty of tread depth left in tires.
The dealer service guy states that "the tires are cupped". All four? "Yes, you need four new tires." "Those low profile tires don't last long". And " you didn't rotate them often enough". Bull****!
At this point I mention that the right front tire is one that they sold me a few weeks ago when I had a sidewall failure on the right rear. The new tire went on the front and I had them move the fronts to the rear. Uh, wanna reconsider the statement that I need 4 new tires and they weren't rotated enough? At this point the service guy starts backpedaling having been caught in a lie. Buttwipes.
I've had low profile tires go 40,000 miles and the BFG's have a treadwear rating of 400. That's fairly high for a low profile tire.
Tires don't just cup for no reason with 13,000 miles of use. I ran my hand over the surface and can't detect any cupping. I can detect a lie however.
Final answer tonight from the losers at the Pontiackk store was "go buy yerself 4 new tires, ain't our problem".
This is almost exactly the attitude that made me walk away from Ford twenty years ago and I haven't bought a Ford since and never will.
I can't afford to own a car like this. Don't care about the money so much but can't afford to be dropping it off at the dealer and fighting about quality issues. I just can't afford the time.
I'm thinkin of dumping this domestic pig and going back to a European sedan.