I have been a huge fan of my local DT store for eight years. It took me about three years of calling around and surfing to realize that the good folks there will do their best to match any other deal, and they can order ANY tire or wheel, even if it isn't listed at the DT website. (The DT website sucks and is hard to use, IMHO). After that, I just shop for a wheel or tire online, then buy from my local store. I have to pay state sales tax, but I can count on flawless followup service.
They have always treated me with friendship and care. They know me by name after four sets of wheels and tires. I had them order a set of Sport Edition winter wheels for my '07 Outback from the Other Online Tire Source, because I don't care for the multi-hole style of DTs MB store brand. It was no hassle - the salesman just created an entry in their computer and matched the other price and shipping charges. "No problem!" he said with a smile.
To the DT moderator: please read the following post and respond! I would have made this a new thread here, but the Vendor forum is locked:
I think these Orange sensors are the next great thing. There are SO many cars out there that will experience dead TPMS batteries in the next few years, that we need inexpensive clonable replacements for our OEM wheels as well as our winter ones.
My local DT store manager says he can't buy these sensors and the hand held tool - the main office has to decide and then all the stores will be able to. Considering how many hours of labor each store will save by not reprogramming the car computers twice a year, I think this is short sighted ... but maybe I can stir up some action here.
Can you comment about these sensors? I want a set but there is not one tire shop in the area who can help me!
Spokane WA USA