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Is There a Tyre Shop Open Sundays?

By 24 August 2008 34

Hey all

I have 2 flat tyres and it looks like all of the tyre shops are closed for the day today and are closed tomorrow on sundays.

Does anyone know of a tyre place open sundays? Or what my best bet would be?

I have to work tomorrow night :S

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34 Responses to Is There a Tyre Shop Open Sundays?
#1
jennybel758:56 am, 24 Aug 08

Similar thing happened to me a while ago and I couldn’t find a type place that was open so I used Tyres on the Move (0402 132 428). A bit more expensive, but the guy was very good and turned up quite quickly.

#2
ant9:28 am, 24 Aug 08

These “tradies hours” businesses can be frustrating when you work full time.

#3
bubzie10:25 am, 24 Aug 08

^ agreed. Or do different hours to the humble monday to friday, 9 to 5.. (Ok, i’ll give them some credit, they open on saturdays..)

#4
Loquaciousness10:26 am, 24 Aug 08

ant said :

These “tradies hours” businesses can be frustrating when you work full time.

I don’t know of a single tyre shop that is not open Saturdays – mostly mornings, but at least some are all day. The only reason people would require a tyre shop to be open on a Sunday is for a flat … if that’s the case, where’s your spare? Two flats to me shows either really bad luck, or poor planning. Get your tyres checked regularly.

L

#5
Loquaciousness10:29 am, 24 Aug 08

bubzie said :

^ agreed. Or do different hours to the humble monday to friday, 9 to 5.. (Ok, i’ll give them some credit, they open on saturdays..)

You will also find that most open around 7am, and close about 6pm.

L

#6
Cameron12:24 pm, 24 Aug 08

ant said :

These “tradies hours” businesses can be frustrating when you work full time.

So “tradies” shouldn’t be entitled to the same non-working as hours as you? Business hours exist for a reason.

As a small business owner it amazes me the number of people who call at 9 or 10pm (or even later) expecting you to be sitting by the phone waiting for their call. Emergency calls I can deal with, but people calling for a quote?

#7
Whatsup12:27 pm, 24 Aug 08

Some of the auto shops have some ‘green goopy stuff’ that is liquid and you put it into your flat tyre then blow it up. If the hole is not too big then it is able to put a thin rubber lining on the inside of your tyre and seal the hole. We have used that for slow leaks and its been great. It also seals new holes, we have got a nail in our tyre, after pulling it out and driving to the end of the street the hole had been sealed by the goop. Sorry I can’t remember the name of the product.

Make sure you don’t get the foam stuff that fills the air space, it creates heat and can cause major damage to your wheel and tyre.

#8
Whatsup12:32 pm, 24 Aug 08

Loquaciousness said :

[The only reason people would require a tyre shop to be open on a Sunday is for a flat … if that’s the case, where’s your spare? Two flats to me shows either really bad luck, or poor planning. Get your tyres checked regularly.

L

Maybe they have one of these new cars with the ‘space saver’ spare tyre. They are only good for short distances and have a lower speed rating than normal. It could really be a problem if you have a bit of a distance to get to work.

Good luck with your search for a tyre shop.

#9
Jonathon Reynolds12:33 pm, 24 Aug 08

If you are an NRMA member call them, whilst they won’t fix your problem they may be able to advise who is open or who is prepared to do an after-hours call out.

#10
skaboy122:15 pm, 24 Aug 08

ant said :

These “tradies hours” businesses can be frustrating when you work full time.

So why should I have to work different hours to you?? If you need tyres or work done on your car you can drop it off at 8am and we will drive you to work.

I have a family, and I work 6 days a week, why should we open later at night or on sundays just in case you get a flat tyre??

#11
Cameron2:30 pm, 24 Aug 08

skaboy12 said :

ant said :

These “tradies hours” businesses can be frustrating when you work full time.

So why should I have to work different hours to you?? If you need tyres or work done on your car you can drop it off at 8am and we will drive you to work.

I have a family, and I work 6 days a week, why should we open later at night or on sundays just in case you get a flat tyre??

Indeed.

#12
skaboy124:08 pm, 24 Aug 08

skaboy12 said :

ant said :

These “tradies hours” businesses can be frustrating when you work full time.

So why should I have to work different hours to you?? If you need tyres or work done on your car you can drop it off at 8am and we will drive you to work.

I have a family, and I work 6 days a week, why should we open later at night or on sundays just in case you get a flat tyre??

I forgot to add that I have already extended my saturday hours in response to customers who couldn’t find a tyre place open after noon on saturday. We now open until 3pm saturday to make your life even easier.

#13
Loquaciousness5:23 pm, 24 Aug 08

Whatsup said :

Loquaciousness said :

Maybe they have one of these new cars with the ‘space saver’ spare tyre. They are only good for short distances and have a lower speed rating than normal. It could really be a problem if you have a bit of a distance to get to work.

The space savers are fine for a good distance, provide you stick under 80km/hr and drive sensibly. They would at least get you to work and back (assuming you both live and work in the Canberra region) and then in to the tyre shop the next day, with plenty of wear to spare.

L

#14
RuffnReady7:03 pm, 24 Aug 08

Whatsup said :

Some of the auto shops have some ‘green goopy stuff’ that is liquid and you put it into your flat tyre then blow it up. If the hole is not too big then it is able to put a thin rubber lining on the inside of your tyre and seal the hole. We have used that for slow leaks and its been great. It also seals new holes, we have got a nail in our tyre, after pulling it out and driving to the end of the street the hole had been sealed by the goop. Sorry I can’t remember the name of the product.

Anyone know the name of this stuff?

#15
VYBerlinaV8_the_one_7:25 pm, 24 Aug 08

Dinosaur snot.

#16
skaboy128:21 pm, 24 Aug 08

tyre sealant

#17
Felix the Cat9:09 pm, 24 Aug 08

RuffnReady said :

Whatsup said :

Some of the auto shops have some ‘green goopy stuff’ that is liquid and you put it into your flat tyre then blow it up. If the hole is not too big then it is able to put a thin rubber lining on the inside of your tyre and seal the hole. We have used that for slow leaks and its been great. It also seals new holes, we have got a nail in our tyre, after pulling it out and driving to the end of the street the hole had been sealed by the goop. Sorry I can’t remember the name of the product.

Anyone know the name of this stuff?

Finileak (may be slightly different spelling to this and there may be other brands that do the same thing).

#18
ant9:12 pm, 24 Aug 08

I need to buy four new tyres, and my choice will have to be from a shop either walking distance to where I work, or one that’s open on weekends.

Places could easily open on weekends or later at night, with some creative staffing or even having their “weekend” on different days. Where I work doesn’t need to be open weekends, but I’d quite happily work weekends and have my weekend on Mondays and Tuesdays, or whenever. This concept of business hours and the working week was created when most workers were men, with wives who could go out and transact the family’s business during the week. Now we all work, and this set working week/business hours thing is stifling.

I went shoe shopping today, but two of the places I wanted to visit were closed Sundays. Kingston and Manuka were jumping, and the shop I ended up buying from was getting plenty of business, but the two closed missed out. All three sell expensive shoes, but the one that was open sells more, I’ll bet. It won a small business award, I notice.

#19
iCanberran9:14 pm, 24 Aug 08

Tyre shops I know of have very good hours Mon-Sat, work long hours and do good work. I’m happy for them to have a Sunday off. If you have a flat on a Sunday and there’s no emergency requiring you to have use of a car, just be patient or get a tyre repair kit from SuperCheap that plugs punctures.

#20
Danman10:06 pm, 24 Aug 08

Northwest Tyres in Fyshwick- may not be close but I got 4x near new (90%tread) tires for the falco for $220..

They import near new tires from Europe and on-sell to us, the consumer… Cheap $$ but not quality…

#21
Danman10:06 pm, 24 Aug 08

oh and that price includes fit + balance

#22
Cameron11:57 pm, 24 Aug 08

ant said :

Places could easily open on weekends or later at night, with some creative staffing or even having their “weekend” on different days.

I assume you’re entirely unfamiliar with the way pay structures work in this country? In most cases, weekends and later at night attract *penalty rates*. It isn’t worth it for the business to trade in those hours given the added wage costs. It could be made worth it if they were to charge extra for it being after 5pm or it being a weekend, but can you imagine the whining that would attract?

Business people are in business to make money, it is that simple. Being open outside of business hours often isn’t worth it, and thus there’s no point in opening to convenience the few that can’t be bothered doing what the rest of the western world does – go to places when they’re open.

We all get lunch hours. We all get days off. We all chuck sickies. We can all explain to our bosses that we need 10 minutes to drop the car off and get new tyres on it (or go and do some emergency shoe shopping).

#23
ant12:14 am, 25 Aug 08

I did my “emergency” shoe shopping on Sunday. Doesn’t that tell you anything? I eat my lunch at my desk. I allegedly get 30 minutes for lunch, but in reality, it’s part of the day. 10 minutes to get tyres put on the car? I wish. If a shop offered that, it would help, but fact is I’d be there for hours. As fro chucking sickies, at my work you just can’t do that, because the day you get back, it’ll all be there waiting for you, piled up. It pays well though.

Any business that offers more than 8.30-5 Mon-Fri gets my business. One such got $329 today. The others missed out.

#24
Cameron12:21 am, 25 Aug 08

How nice for you.

I guess those that missed out will just have to deal with, you know, business from everyone else.

Fair chance that the fact most businesses aren’t open those hours in an indication of just how unrealistic an expectation it is that they should be.

#25
Cameron12:24 am, 25 Aug 08

Also, I’m pretty certain you knew I meant 10 minutes to drop the car off. I’ve certainly never actually waited at the tyre joint while they fit my tyres.

#26
Loquaciousness9:59 am, 25 Aug 08

ant said :

I need to buy four new tyres, and my choice will have to be from a shop either walking distance to where I work, or one that’s open on weekends.

Most (if not all) open early on weekdays, and will gladly deliver you to work. They’ll even pick you up again afterwards.

ant said :

This concept of business hours and the working week was created when most workers were men, with wives who could go out and transact the family’s business during the week. Now we all work, and this set working week/business hours thing is stifling.

What rot! The main reason the standard working week exists is to achieve a little thing called work/life balance (very few women in the early days of the industrial revolution would have had anything to do with money matters – they would have done general food shopping, but certainly would not have organised things like banking, insurance and other more cerebral matters. They would have all come over with the vapours if they had to have dealt with anything resembling a tradesman).

If your job is so terribly important that you can’t find ten minutes at 7am to drop the car off, then I think you need to have a very serious discussion with your boss.

L

#27
starry10:34 pm, 25 Aug 08

Wow i almost feel sorry for you ant but see i allegedly get 15 minutes for a break but am too busy to take one, so i wait until i go home.
I also don’t take sickies but if i need a day off to take kids to appointments i do but with no pay once again my choice and a understanding employer.

However, i forgot all retailers have to accommodate the office worker and work longer for them.
Didn’t stores have less opening hours years ago?..How would you have coped then?

On a side note ant, your a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to some of your posts.
“I’d probably (sadly) say that posters who stand and scream abuse and hurl dung at other posters and contribute nothing of worth, should have their posts nuked. Or else you’ll end up with a few old stagers who hang around, and anyone else who ventures to try and contribute will turn tail and disappear.”

ring a bell?
I distinctly remember you hurling abuse over my first post.
Practise what you preach.

#28
ant10:50 pm, 25 Aug 08

Starry, stalk much?

#29
Cameron11:33 pm, 25 Aug 08

Link to your first post?

#30
MelonHead12:04 am, 26 Aug 08

What a complex, mudslinging, tyre deflating, business economic, sociology assuming, history re-interpreting time we seem to be able to have over two flat tyres! Well done ladies and gents.

There was this one time when I need to buy four tyres. They were an unusual size (possibly a 205R16LT, I can’t remember) that none of the 6 shops/chains I called on the phone had in stock. All said that I could order them and they would be here Tuesday. That’s the day the big red truck cruises over from the Wagga Wagga warehouse. The point of this story is that the price of these tyres varied from place to place, but we all knew they came from the samy warehouse.

None of the prices reflected anything in the service/hours/waiting rooms offered.

I concluded that selling tyres is a tough business, and that staying open on Sundays would not be a viable proposition.

As for “tradies hours” ….GET STUFFED whoever is trying to deride this. Shopkeepers and business owners have lives too!! It is the same for “tradies” I don’t see bank branches open on Sundays. Hell, WA supermarkets are barely open on Sunday. Try making an appointment to see your accountant on a Saturday afternoon?

So let’s keep well off the topic and let the rambling continue. . . ….. .

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