I moved to Florida from Connecticut in March 2013. When moving here I was concerned about finding an auto shop to service my 2007 Jetta. Having a Jetta I know the issues I would be running into as I added the miles onto my car. I lived across the street from Direct Tire and heard nothing but wonderful things about the service there, so when my brakes were going I decided to bring my car to Direct Tire for service. My brakes were fixed and luckily I got my car in the shop just in time before my rotors were junk. Tom was honest, upfront, and didn't jerk me around just because I am a female. In my experience I have been ripped off at a lot of auto garages just for the meer fact that I am a female. After my brakes were done, I had an oil change done by Direct Tire. They are so informative and let you know everything that is wrong with your car and give you the option to fix it or not. They are NEVER pushy or try to sell you something you don't need, which is wonderful. Tom never tries to pull the wool over your eyes like I have experienced in the past with other auto garages. I recently just went back and had all the spark plugs and coils replaced on my car. I cannot rant and rave enough about Tom and Direct Tire. Andy, a mechanic there is phenomenal as well. I rest at ease and know when my car is at Direct Tire it is in great hands. Tom takes the time to listen to you and get your car issues resolved fast, and usually offers multiple routes you can go to get your car fixed. I now have had my family members and co workers use Direct Tire for all their car needs. Everyone I have sent there has been nothing but impressed overall. I have even been in there dropping my car off and bumped into people I know in the waiting area, not even knowing that they go to Direct Tire as well. I know since March 2013 to present (June 2014) I will not bring my car anywhere but Direct Tire for all my future car needs. You cannot beat the service you get there from the minute you pick up the phone and call/walk into the waiting area, to the time you drive your car home. I have never been disappointed in any work that has been done, and always know Tom will take care of me and make sure my car is running its best.
They sell used as well as new tires. I have only good things to say about them. I have bought a set of 2 used - 20" front tires for my Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo the first time... And a year later I went back to get another set of 2 of the same but for the rear tires and I have saved tons of money with them. I have used them the last two years and those tires I bought still looks good. What can I said? A friend of 20 years that own a auto repair shop recommended them and I'm very grateful. And if you need some work done on your vehicle go to ALTERNATIVE AUTO CARE on 7939 E Broadway Ave. Tampa, FL 33619. They are very good at what they do and the prices there prices are extremely reasonable. The owner's name is Jesse... Tell them Nixon recommended them and you'll be happy you did. There are many auto shops but ALTERNATIVE AUTO are very knowledgeable, honest, good service and their prices very reasonable - sometimes much cheaper - unlike other shops they will fix your car but they will also often say additional repairs are needed just to take all of your money... I know it has happened to me a few times with other shops. But if you don't mind to pay an arm and a leg with additional unnecessary repairs you are welcome to prove me wrong... Don't say I didn't warn you. But if TIRES is what you need visit Thach Used Tires... You'll be happy you did! Nixon.
I have been going to them for all my repairs for years. They are very reliable, and trust-worthy. There have been several times that I went in for minor issue and Tom was able to provide a fix with little time and cost. I just recently had a issue with a annoying squeaking sound that kept on coming up whenever I breaked. I dont remember the name of the part that was bad but they were able to deduce the issue very quickly and they had it fixed in less than 30mins. The part that went bad was about 10dollars to replace and the service did not take long. I highly and I mean Highly recommend them. They do not exaggerate the issues that they find, and they try to make it as fair for you as possible.