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Tires Unlimited

Phone: (250) 386-6367Fax: (778) 433-3308616 Gorge Road East, VictoriaBC V8T 2W6 Send email to Tires Unlimited

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A BBB Accredited Business since 12/01/1989

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised Tires Unlimited's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Tires Unlimited

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (1)
01/15/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

In July 2013 i took my motorhome in to their shop to have the rear tires replaced i requested they do a brake inspection while the wheels were removed they called me and reported that the rear brake drums and shoes needed replacing i stopped by there to discuss what they had found after explaining the extent of the wear and the cost i agreed to go ahead with the job a couple of days later they called and told me the repairs were complete.I paid the bill and left as i was approaching a set of traffic light they turned red as i applied the brakes i discovered that the front brakes were not working and skidded i went back to Tires Unlimited the next day and they later called and told me that the master cylinder had failed and that they would install one the next day.

I took the vehicle for a drive on the highway about 10 mins driving down the highway i noticed smke billowing from the rear wheels and the smell of burning brakes i pulled over to the side of the road and called Tires Unlimited they told me to bring it back as soon as i could i waited for the wheels to cool down and i drove back to Tires Unlimited they then "backed the rear brakes off"I left and the next day left ******** for a vacation in my motorhome i wasn't happy with brakes the entire time that i was using the motorhome when i got back i returned once again to Tires Ulimited to complain about the brakes and that the emergency brake didn't work at all they told me to bring it back i told them i would bring it back when i could i went in to talk to the manager last week Dec 11 he asked me to take the motorhome to their ****** location the next day because he said that they were having issues at the ******** location Thusday Dec12 i took the motorhome to the shop they called later that day saying that the rear brakes had been backed off so far that i was driving with only the front brakes working and that now i had damaged the front brakes and it needed $*** of front brake repair i went to the ******** location and spoke with the manager.

I picked up the motorhome and took it to another repair shop for an inspection he removed the front brakes he inspected all the parts and found that all it needed was both left and right calypers were showing signs of wear we replaced them for less than $*** also when we attempted to remove the hub caps the mechanic doing the job had to chisel one of the covers off because someone had put the wrong nut on and overtightened it

Desired Settlement
I would like to be reimbursed for the master cylinder replacement and for the correct nut and cover

Business Response
The customer is requesting a refund for the master cylinder. The installation was necessary and we are therefore unsure why a refund is required. If the master cylinder failed, we are prepared to replace this under warranty. The front pads and rotors were in need of replacement, Hence our quote for this ($ ***.00) - Replacing only the calipers for $ ***.00 is not recommended. Pads and rotors are still in need of replacement. We do sympathize with the customer and are prepared to offer a cash settlement of $ ***.00 for the inconvenience. In addition we sincerely apologize.

The offer for payment in the above said amount is no way our acceptance of the claim as we still stand behind our workman ship. If and when faulty parts are installed, we will replace them under warranty. However, we do realize that a lack of communication and or proper explanation of repairs required is sometimes the reason of frustration for our customers. We will do everything possible to improve in this area and are we are therefore prepared to settle this complaint for a cash payment of $****.00

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: 07/20/2005Business started: 01/01/1972New Owner Date: 09/01/2012
Business Management
Paul Rimmer (Co-owner)
Contact Information
Principal: Nick Lansdorp (Manager)
Business Category

Tire Dealers

Products & Services

Tires Unlimited

Alternate Business Names
Division of Sidney Tire Ltd., Primrose Holdings Ltd., Sidney Tire

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for Tires Unlimited

616 Gorge Road East

Victoria, BC V8T 2W6

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1 Locations

  • 616 Gorge Road East 

    Victoria, BC V8T 2W6(250) 386-6367
    Fax: (250) 386-4143
    Fax: (778) 433-3308

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