I was afraid to come here because I saw the two bad reviews but for the price I decided I would suck it up and check it out. I'm so glad I did. I got 4 almost new tires for the price of one! I didn't have to wait, they waved me right in and started immediately. It took a total of about 20 minutes. Four men worked on my tires at the same time and were super nice and friendly. The lady who took the payment was also. I will come back here for tires and I will refer people here in a heartbeat!!
Took my 20" rim to get repaired after a huge chunk broke off from a pot hole, Mike was very professional and gave me a great deal on the repair and …
Don't believe the bad reviews, they are just angry republicans who don't get their way. They are a great place.
I’m warning you all to NOT USE El Pino Tires located at 5015 N Lois Ave, Tampa, Fl. 33614. I almost got killed after having new tires put on my car 10 day later and $ 200 down the drain!!!!!!!!!!!!I took my car to El Pino on 3/10/14 to get new tires and alignment, dropped car off in the AM so my husband shows up to pick up the car with the work we requested 15min till closing time only to find out that they had not completed the work. We never heard a word from anyone all day about the status of my car, to find out that they put on new tires but stated they couldn’t do alignment because we needed new front wheel hub assembly, so my husband asks how much it will cost to get the hub assembly done and they only gave him a verbal quote of between $400-$500 depending on parts and labor.My husband asked when it needed to be done and was told pretty soon as it affects the wheels but then told him he could come back and get it done and just to listen to see if we start hearing any noises to bring the car back in. So us being non-mechanic people we took their word for it and said we would be back to get the work done along with the alignment.It wasn’t until I was driving home on 3/20/14 10 days later that I heard a really strange sounding noise like a grinding and sticking sound coming from the front of the car also I noticed the car wasn’t driving very well.When I got home I pulled up to my house and decided to look under the front end to see if I could see anything and what I found completely blew me away!! ALL of the tread on the 2 front tires was COMPLETELY GONE and about have of the tire was actually down all the way to the metal sticking out of the tires!!!! Honestly I have never seen anything like it and neither did my mechanic nor Kaufman Tires when we took the car to them for repairs. They said those were the worst tires they had ever seen.When I went back to take to the manager Roberto aka Rob he denied responsibility and said if we declined the work than it was our fault. I explained that he had told my husband it wasn’t that urgent and to come back and get the work done, he stated he never would have said that and they don’t do business that way, he said we got what we asked for tires mounted on the car and they wouldn’t be around for 34 yrs if they did business that way.Well I’m here to tell you that this is the way they do business all they wanted to do was take our money, if they were such experts then they should know that 1) If a wheel hub assembly is bad it’s dangerous and it will wear out your tires 2) Without a proper alignment it’s dangerous and it will wear out your tires 3) Without first fixing both the hub assembly and alignment it’s pointless to get new tiresAnyone with a reputable establishment would have called us before we showed up to pick up the car and told us of the issues and that until we got the issues fixed the car was dangerous to drive and should NOT have sold us new tires knowing quite well that that it was a waste of money as the tires wouldn’t last.El Pino Tires didn’t care about the safety of me and my family nor of anyone else I was driving on the road with, the tires were so bad both the mechanic and Kaufman’s tire said they were surprised they hadn’t blown out already and that I was very lucky as I drive across the bridge to St. Pete and back every day and could have gotten myself killed.to do anything.So please spread the word and boycott El Pino Tires because the only way they will change their ways is when it affects their pocketbook.
I'm sorry the previous person had a bad experience on the phone. I absolutely LOVE El Pino Tires and recommend them to anyone who asks for help with finding an auto mechanic or looking to buy tires. Their guys are friendly and honest and have never over charged us. We've taken our car in to get something fixed and if it doesn't need fixed or there's nothing wrong, they'll tell us. Their prices are the best I've seen and we will NEVER choose another mechanic or tire place while we're in Tampa.
"BEWARE OWNER DOES NOT LIKE YOU INSPECTING BEFORE BUYING" I picked 2 tires and wanted to inspect them, I pushed down the sides of the tires to make sure there were no cracks, dry rot, plugs or patches. I finally found 2 somewhat decent tire's and asked for the price, he rolled the tires to the woman and asked her for the price she looks over the tire and tells him they are $40 each. I pick the one I want and she then yells out its $45.00 I looked up & said you just told me $40, she motions for the guy to come back to her with the tire, as he is rolling the tire back to her she looks @ the tire & calls me over, she says "this tire is a back tire, it can only be used for the back" I gave her a look like "Don’t take me for an idiot" I then say how is that possible how is this only for a back tire? I walk back to the aisle and proceed to look for another tire, the gentlemen that was helping me out follows me to the aisle and I asked him how is that made for a back tire he tells me "it’s the way the threads are made" before I could even respond to him the woman comes up to me & says "You can’t be mashing up my tires w/ your foot, if you are going to be pressing down on my tires I don't have anything here for you to buy, you should go someplace else" I lashed back by saying I have the right to inspect anything I am thinking about paying for, that she is not giving me "FREE" tires, therefore I can inspect anything I please. So please make sure you’re careful of purchasing anything frm this place, she was pretty shady on me inspecting her merchandise