UNeedA Tire Shop

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180 Hudson Avenue, Rochester NY, 14604 [Directions]
Hours (as of May 2007)
Monday - Friday: 8:30AM to 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM to 3:30PM
585 546 3860

UNeedA Tire Shop is a tire shop in Upper Falls. Specializing in used tires - you can get a tire, mounted and balanced for $20+. All tires come with a thirty-day guarantee.

Getting there may be a little tricky. You actually take the first right after the train tracks; it is behind the convenience store.


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2009-12-19 11:08:00   My first time here. They were recommended by a friend of mine who is a neighbor of the owner. I needed two rear tires in a hurry cuz with winter, snow and Christmas season upon us I didn't want to spend a bundle on a whole new set of four tires. The guys who work there are very friendly, courteous and polite. They move quickly and don't dawdle around. I was in and out in about 45 minutes after a brief wait for other customers. I felt I got a pretty good deal. Two almost new tires valued at $100 each for new, I got balanced and mounted for under $90. I have an SUV that requires pretty big 235/70/R16 tires, hence the cost. Regular passenger car tires and smaller rim sizes can be had for around 25 depending on the condition. The neighborhood is a little scary if you're not accustomed to the area, but don't let that deter you from visiting these guys! I had to return because one of the tires had a leak, but they took very good care of me. DON'T FORGET TO TIP YOUR INSTALLER - THEY MAY "HELP YOU OUT", not to mention these guys work outside all year long, so they're dealing with snow, ice, rain and every other element out there. They deserve a bonus! Uneeda Tire - 180 Hudson Ave is the place to go when you need a set of tires quick for a little cash (of course credit cards are accepted too)! —PickleCelli

2012-10-07 11:30:54   I've been going to UNeedA Tire for years now, but I have mixed feelings about them. On the one hand, their prices are low. On the other hand, they're very unprofessional. This last time I went there, my installer smelled like alcohol. I could smell it on his breath when we both bent over to inspect the treads on a tire. Also, I worry about potential safety problems. The tires are stacked high, and you (the customer) have to walk through the garage itself in order to get to the waiting room. Going there is a real experience. —Rochester-Native

2012-10-21 09:11:25   I'm a former employee for 3 yrs that was let go for voicing my opinon about the way the shop was ran and i'm telling everyone that reads this comment that this tire shop is a big joke. The floor manager Al Kent is the biggest alcoholic & drug user in shop. Drink & uses during work hours (yes i'm exposing him)stay away from him.The shop buy $100 tires for $3 and sells them to u (the customer).The shop is a unsafe environment for customer & the employee. I can say these thing cause i no longer work there & therefore my job is no longer theaten. "Yes there job will b theaten" by the floor manager if they were to tell the customer these things. Not all the employee r asshole but u can tell who is who. AS far as Al Kent need to watch him he's the grumpy old man that walks around thinking he own's the place. My suggestion to u is don't bother with the place that's if u like to b bent over take it u know were. —danielcaletz

2014-06-12 13:42:00   Helpful and polite. Two used tires in about twenty minutes to replace old tires on wheels, not on vehicle. Recommended. —LelandBrun

2015-04-11 15:50:55   UNEEDA FLAT TIRE? Run for the hills! The building is a sleazy looking, greasy, run down slum shop. Getting to the Uneeda Flat Tires waiting room was memorable, like a walking through a maze on a tightrope, squeezing between workers actively using vehicle lift and tire machines. An obvious safety issue here. Paid $32.50 cash for used tire after finagling from $40 thinking I got good deal. But the last laugh was on me. Unfortunately, tire started loosing air next day, so returned. After one hour wait, was told tire "okay," no leaks." Weather temperature fluctuation" was the answer. Then, two days later, goes completely flat this time. Happened after sitting in driveway while parked at night. Returned again and waited one hour. Bill uses grinder on inside tire wall. Says if goes flat again will replace and apologizes for the inconvenience. Suggests to keep spare handy "just in case." Well, abracadabra, flat again next morning. After returning with yellow receipt and usual one hour wait later, worker refused to replace tire. Explained I may of ruined tire sidewall driving while flat, or hitting curb maybe. How crazy is this? Bill conveniently is no place to be found. Sucks to be me I guess. One can not miss viewing the nasty "no cash refunds" and "must have yellow receipt" in big imposing letters, glaring ominously in waiting room. Lady at front counter reacts to my frustration sarcastic and condescending. Refuse to let them burn me, so left tire at shop waiting for owner to return and get this right.