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Jul 20, 2004

Why I Go To Ingold Tire | Durham

I use Ingold Tire for nearly all my basic car stuff: tires, inspections, clutch repair, distributor, etc.  Their owner and staff have consistently worked to give me the cheapest solution that will fix what ails my vehicle.  I also love how they always call me as soon as the work is done, and how they always finish the work earlier than the promised time. Today while I was waiting for the men's room to get unoccupied, I listened in on the conversation between Bill (Rod Ingold's 60-something manager), Charlie (one of the 60-something repair guys), and Rod.  Charlie was asking Bill if he could borrow some of Bill's carpentry tools.

Bill:  Will you promise you get 'em back to me in exactly the same shape you got 'em in:  undamaged, back in their boxes, and clean?
Charlie: Editor's note: this story is a touch off-color (kind of like my transmission fluid when I go too long between changes.  But if you email me, I'll send it to you!

12:01 AM in Destination Durham | Permalink


i use ingold tire also and have been pleased with every visit! Friendly staff and always prompt with service.

second thoughts about shaking the mechanics hand...

Posted by: melissa | Jul 20, 2004 11:05:19 AM

Ha! That's hilarious, and yet also really, really disturbing. Especially considering they're 60.

Posted by: E | Jul 20, 2004 12:01:50 PM

is ingold tire near the durham co-op? (not that i'll ever leave my honda specialists...)

Posted by: christa | Jul 20, 2004 1:11:59 PM

Egads - what a conversation! Although it would be worth it, to get a call as soon as your work is done! That has happened so rarely in my car-owning history that to hear of a place that does it regularly is a revelation.

Posted by: pinky | Jul 20, 2004 7:43:55 PM

Christa -- yep, that's the place. More or less across from the Food Co-op, at the corner of W. Chapel Hill St. and Buchanan (across Buchanan from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church).

Posted by: Phil | Jul 20, 2004 9:51:08 PM

(a) is the food co-op still in business???

(b) you know the owner? sometime ask him for me how Johnna (nee' Lawrence, current marital status unknown) is doing

Posted by: yurfrendjen | Feb 7, 2005 11:33:49 AM


Posted by: | Jun 23, 2005 1:13:52 PM

Huhn? CMT? Country Music Television?

Posted by: Phil | Jun 23, 2005 2:27:09 PM

Hey yurfrendjen -- I finally figured out who you are, you ninny. And yes, I'll ask when I'm next there.

Posted by: Phil | Aug 17, 2006 1:33:59 AM

Ingold tire looks like that they give a quality service. I'll try to visit there sometimes. I'm glad I found this post I hope I could receive the same assistance from them.

Posted by: unite tyre changing machine | Apr 5, 2011 7:43:53 AM