1. An employee took his car to a local “Big Time” auto tire store. He asked that they mount his snow tires on his existing rims. They told him “it is federal law that we put in pressure sensors ($80 apiece).” He left.
2. I took an older trade-in to a local “quick”-oil change place and was told “this car must have synthetic oil as called for by the manufacturer ($8.00 quarts).” I left.
Do not fall for these ploys. We at Auto Solution are finding more issues, or at least as many, in service centers as in sales departments. Some businesses will sell you whatever you will buy, so pay attention. If you feel uncomfortable, leave.
By the way, you do not need to add tire sensors unless you want them. And use whatever oil you want.
As a dealer, we have to put sensors in tires that had them originally (in Oregon), but you as an owner can do whatever you want. Your car, your choice.
Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with and visit our website for an ever-changing group of trade-ins and CU repossessions.