Lloyd's Tire & Auto - Santa Cruz
Love this place. I've bought two sets of tires and had 3 patches I drive a lot.I know NOTHING about tires, so I'm in a difficult spot as a consumer. The folks at Rusty's Honda & Mazda across the street told me to go here and it was a great recommendation. This probably isn't the cheapest place to get tires in the county. Maybe you could save a few bucks at Costco, but everyone seems to have a bad experience there. I would rather spend a little more and be able to trust that I won't be oversold on a tire and that the work will be done correctly and they will stand behind the work. They have always been scrupulously honest with me, saving me major $ by telling me when I was paying for more tire than I need. They asked me questions about the driving I do to find the right product. I hear the old-timers talk about how things used to be - that when someone shook your hand, it meant something. And when a business didn't treat its customers well, they lost those customers and went out of business. It seems like those places are few and far in between, that we are stuck with the big box retailers and their uninformed salespeople and all that fine print. Lloyd's is that kind of locally-owned, old-fashioned handshake business that you hear about from the old folks. Grandpa, I found an honest business!If you are frustrated by places that don't pay attention to you and don't seem to know what they are doing, please give Lloyd's a try.