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Location
2222 5th St.
Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm
Sat 7am-4pm
Phone
(530)758-8282
Email
<goodyear AT cal DOT net>
Website
[WWW]http://www.vanderhammgoodyear.com/

Goodyear Tire Center (aka Vander Hamm Tire Center) sells a "complete line of auto, truck, R.V., and industrial tires." They carry Goodyear brand, of course! Apparently, Goodyear tires are not the same everywhere — Walmart and other vendors sell tires branded and manufactured by Goodyear, but of a lesser quality and at a lower price. Goodyear Tire Center offers free pick-up and delivery.

Their auto services include:

Goodyear is also a well known name-brand because of their successful advertising using the famous Goodyear Blimp.

How was your experience at Goodyear?

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2006-12-15 09:26:10   RyanCastellucci took his car in here for a tune-up, and it was done very quickly (2-3 hours). They are very friendly and professional and their pricing seems fair. —AdrienneMcCarthy


2006-12-26 10:42:05   I have had a frustrating run with tires having to get 3 new in 2 months (2 of which on new tires), and they have been very helpful and friendly throughout the entire process. I recommend this place. —BenjaminRosenstein


2007-06-09 18:36:55   Great place. The people that work there are truly helpful. The gentleman at the front door talked to my pa over the phone for a long time helping him understand the situation. My tire got a nail in it (that couldn't be patched) and they really helped get me a good tire for a reasonable price. —heyitsdimo


2007-11-07 14:11:28   As of today, they charge $42.50 to rotate and balance all four tires. —MattVanGundy


2008-01-08 12:47:12   After having many "fun" experiences with University Honda, I now take my car to Goodyear and have always had quick and excellent service. —ChrisThompson


2008-01-19 10:37:47   Goodyear is the only place I take my car. They are extremely honest, professional, and friendly. I took my car in last year because I thought it was acting weird. They looked at it, took it for a test drive, and after finding nothing wrong with it, told me it was fine (but bring it back if it was acting up again) and didn't charge me a thing! They were able to give me my car back right away (within the day) even though they were very busy. They don't rip-off car-ignorant people like me, which is something not a lot of auto places can say. —JoyChu


2008-01-26 16:04:12   Thanks daviswiki! I chose Goodyear over Big O because of these comments and was not disappointed! They were very nice, not condescending to car-illiterates and took care of the leak in my tire really fast. —cdmarqua


2008-02-04 02:05:48   thumbs up!

i bought a tire there before and they did an okay job. price was average and i thot they could have done a better job putting my spare back in the trunk. i also got my car back missing the caps for 2 of my tires. that was in august last year

THIS YEAR however, i went there because apparently i needed to replace one of my sensors because my tire pressure light wouldnt go off. infinity was about to charge me about 600 dollars including the diagnoses fee but i decided to stop by the tire center to see if there was something else i could do. this one guy that worked at goodyear checked all tire pressures and went thru the whole manual trying to fix the problem but wasnt very successful. i asked him for extra caps and he gave them to me happily and explained what i could do take care of the problem. he didnt charge me anything and as i drove off the lights turned off.

i highly recommend this place. tires may be a bit pricey compared to other cheap places but as far as quality goes, its definitely worth it paying the extra buck. service is great and i feel like they dont reap off car-ignorant people like me. —cobugi


2008-02-05 22:50:50   Went here a couple years ago after experiencing some damage to a tire (chunk of the side got chewed off by curb while trying to maneuver in an IMPOSSIBLE San Francisco parking garage). Thought I needed a new tire, which bummed me out since they were still very new. The guy working at the time told me it was fine and he would be heartbroken, too, if it had to be replaced. Told me to come back when I really needed new tires and he'd help me out then. I reeeeeeeally appreciated the honesty. I'm sure plenty of swindlers out there would've lied and sold me an unnecessary new tire. —EmilyBlake


2008-02-11 15:12:52   Just got new tires last week (after writing my other comment) and can attest to their great customer care and service once again. While I was waiting, a mother and her 2 kids were there to get a new tire since the old one was punctured with a screw. The staff helping her informed her that it didn't cause significant damage and they got her all set to go again free of charge. They're really great at that stuff - definitely makes people want to come back and give them business. —EmilyBlake


2008-02-13 15:01:27   My wife and I have been taking our vehicles here for all our regular maintenance for the last few years, and we've always been very happy with their service and customer service. —BrianWilliams


2008-03-06 09:22:35   I took my car in for an oil change back in August. I had paid extra for a special filter and oil and just recently I noticed that they did not put on the filter that I asked for and I am pretty sure that they didn't use the oil I asked for either. I called them to explain the situation and that since August I had put on less than 2000 miles on my car, and he said there was nothing he could do. Would not go there again, flatout highway robbery. —BrandonMinow


2008-04-10 09:41:22   I have been to this shop numerous times with various tire problems, about half they time they fix the problem for free and the other half is reasonably priced and done the same day with good prices. This place has won my business —ZepBrattesani


2008-09-19 21:06:12   There's no putting a price on the comfort I feel taking my car to Vander Hamm Tire Center. I'm one of those car-ignorant customers who always had Dad or my husband competently monitor the service my cars got. Now that it's just me, I trust the crew at this Goodyear Tire Center and they've never let me down.

They calm the nervous Nelly in me when my car makes strange noises, never charging me for their labor when it turns out to be nothing wrong (I give them all my tire and routine service business.). They help me gauge whether or not it's worth it to put needed service into my older car (I'm trying to drive it as long as I can as long as I can do so safely.).

I always leave there knowing my car is safe to drive and that I've paid a fair price for necessary service. Highly recommended by this customer of 10 years. —TwoCansMom


2008-09-22 11:03:53   I've been taking two cars (Mazda and Toyota) there for a few years. I've not felt I was ripped off or received a bad repair or service. Their prices are neither cut rate nor exorbitant. It's basically fair value: good work at a good price. I did pay somewhat more for new tires there than at other places, but wanted to keep all my auto business at one place. I'll keep going back. —RalphFinch


2009-07-13 16:05:00   Got a set of four tires for my car today. They have many brands, and had a wide selection from $55/tire up to ~$100/tire for my particular car. After dropping off my car, they gave me a ride back to the UC D campus. They give free rotation / balance if you buy a set of tires as most tire places also do. Good people here. —ScottMiller


2009-10-10 16:24:07   I had an amazing experience today. I went in to get all four new tires, and got reasonable prices and great service. They helped me out and answered my questions, with hardly any wait time. I usually feel almost traumatized when leaving an autoshop, but for once I left with a pleasant feeling. I most definitely recommend this place. —LisaD@UCD


2009-12-03 15:30:36   Just had a 90,000 mile service performed for a super budget price. Used all OEM parts and threw front brakes in for pennies. Great job, and recommend them 100%. —donjumpsuit


2009-12-04 13:24:38   Bad customer service not helpful at all. One of the workers was very rude to me and it seemed all he was trying to do was get money from me saying I have to leave my car there. Very shady in my opinion —jasonjiang


2009-12-04 13:29:37   This place is way overpriced. Get your car fixed or tires replaced somewhere else. One of the workers was very rude and patrionizing —justinwinters


2010-10-11 15:44:52   TERRIBLE service. Person was rude. Over charged, treated me like a child. Would definitely recommend another place. The good reviews seem to be from 2 years ago. Perhaps their service went down from there. —sophiaxtai


2010-11-21 10:54:46   Had to get a new starter for the car because the original from 19 years ago was giving out. They were really efficient and helpful. Took the car in in the morning, it was done same day. —AndjelkaGojkovich


2011-03-08 18:08:18   Friendly, polite, efficient service. Bought tires here last year after checking around and discovering that they had the best deal for what I wanted, and which included lifetime free rotation. Nice guys. —Swilltopower


2011-03-09 03:13:47   This is a great place to go for car repairs and maintenance, and they have a decent selection of products for your perusal and purchase as well. I have taken my car here several times, and had a fairly complicated A/C problem completely diagnosed and fixed in a timely and professional manner, for a very reasonable price. The guy who operated the front desk when I have gone is friendly, patient and knowledgeable. He was very up front about what would be done, the services required, and the fees that would be required. Highly recommend this place, esp. if you're not looking to pay dealer prices. —IanBurau


2011-03-23 16:53:47   I've long been a skeptic of Goodyear and Firestone repair centers. I'm happy to say that I've been proven wrong. Goodyear Tire Center was able to fix both a nasty vibration and a slow leak at a very reasonable cost. Great job, great price. —JimStewart


2011-06-01 21:37:43   A little late I must admit, but I just found out about Daviswiki.org and how to post on it ! In this family, I do pretty much all the work on our cars and motorcycles. Some years back ( 2004, I know it is way back, I told you ! ), I wasn't around when my wife's Suzuki car needed an oil change. She brought the car to the place her mom had been going for years. About 2000 miles later, I checked the car over : There was NO OIL on the dipstick. I did an oil change and found out that the little oil left in the engine was so black and water like in its thickness, the oil filter was over sized, did not cover the full engine mating flange and of course there was oil all over the outside of the engine. Most of all, the fellow who actually did the work wrote in the maintenance manual booklet and in the invoice that he put 3.5 quarts of new oil in the engine....when the manufacturer ask for 5 quarts ! This was a perfect Japanese engine with only 70,000 miles on it. It had never used oil before.
Since then, that car has still been very reliable, because of the extra care I provided. It just takes 1 full quart of oil between oil changes !
What happened is that with a below sub-standard oil job, the engine was deprived of the right amount of oil for its cooling and lubrification. With the wrong oil filter, oil even sipped out of the engine. It is a true miracle of Suzuki engineering that this engine didn't seized.
Basically, after going through the hands and care of the Goodyear Tire Center, that car in 2000 miles suffered the wear of 250,000 miles.
It has been a long time. But every time I need to work on this car, I am reminded of what they did.
My advice if you ever get work done here : check every bolt, oil level, parts installed, before you leave their premises..... —ThierryWillefert


2011-06-04 15:31:40   Great service, helpful, and friendly! I'm glad I brought my Passat here to get a second opinion. There is also a helpful online coupon if you get all 4 tires replaced. —EmilyHughes


2011-10-24 20:28:31   Took my '01 Corolla to them to check a bad noise from the front brakes today. They promptly called back with an estimate and explanation of what was needed. The price was reasonable and the job was done less than three hours from when the car was dropped off. Very happy with the service and I will return. —LisaBriggs


2012-05-04 09:16:36   I highly recommend these guys. I've taken my car here three times now, and each time I've been treated with courtesy and respect. They have very fast service( my car was ready an hour or so earlier than the estimated time the last time I took it in) and their prices are fair. I will always take my car here first whenever I can. —HeatherNicholoff


2012-06-16 00:13:21   Fast friendly service. We had to get a tire replaced. We called around EVERYWHERE and the prices here were competitive or better than anywhere else. No need to go to CostCo or Woodland, just keep your business local. We would definitely recommend this place. —KileyA


2012-06-28 20:39:01   Great place. I would definitely recommend them to anyone. Fast and reliable service, reasonable price. Went there a couple of times, and never have anything to complain about. Went to get my breaks replaced/fixed today, and it was done within a few hours (including the time it took for them to order the parts). Danny was extremely helpful. —xgen


2012-07-09 10:04:39   I am sad that I have moved out of Davis, because it puts me out of range of this great shop. I've bought two sets of tires here and never had any complaints - they'll rotate them for free, which I have them do when I get my oil changed. I've also had brake work done here, and they gave me a good price. (I came here today to look for their number, on the off-chance Blaine could recommend a good shop in my new location.) If the timing lines up, I will have my car serviced here in future when I'm visiting town. Yep, they've made me that happy! —RobertLinehan


2012-07-18 09:54:44   Thanks Rich and Blaine for a very pleasant experience! I had to get my truck tires replaced and also get a spare wheel. Rich was friendly and he did not try to make me buy the most expensive tires. While they have all kinds of tires, they didn't have a wheel for my spare, and so Rich had to order it from the Ron DuPratt, which took an extra day. After getting the spare wheel, we realized that my truck didn't have a special Ford nut and so they were not able to put the spare onto the rack under the bed. They seemed apologetic about it even though it wasn't their fault. When they gave me the truck back, Blaine actually spent about 15 minutes explaining to me how the spare tire rack on this particular truck works, which is something I had no clue about. At one point, he was on the floor pointing at stuff under the truck. He also gave me tips on how to change tires on this truck, such as using a hydraulic floor jack instead of the rather unstable scissors jack and jacking up the truck from the axle rather than from the frame. —EdLim


2012-11-26 20:05:16   Excellent and quick service. I had a flat and brought my car up for them to check on. I was expecting the run around with a recommendation to replace all 4 tires. Instead they pulled tire off, did a leak check and confirmed there was no problem. Sent me on way with no charge. Really appreciated the trustworthy service, will use them in the future for any help I need. —shraken


2012-12-15 17:32:31   Got the rear tires changed for my car within 15 min total..10 min past the time of their closure...great service....friendly staff....cheapest price (I got quote from four different places in Davis)... —saikatdutta


2013-02-24 13:23:42   Best customer service EVER!!! I've been a customer here for the last 5 years - I take my car here for everything except smog checks. I've had tires put on twice and other small items fixed along the way. The work itself has always been great and the prices are reasonable.

On to their customer service - Blaine is fantastic. He always explains the problem and all my options in a very polite way. As a women who knows nothing about cars I really appreciate this. Everyone else there is also always so respectful, they keep your car clean while they work on it, and generally have great attitudes.

This weekend I got a flat tire and was panicked about getting it fixed in time to meet other commitments I'd made. Blaine and Rich was SO helpful. I showed up at 7am on a Saturday morning and they had me on the road by 8:15am. AMAZING. Especially because they didn't have the exact tire in stock so had to make a special trip to Sacramento!

Bottom line, if you want a low-stress, high-quality experience this is definitely the place to go. —daviscagradstudent


2013-05-17 09:28:53   I've been bringing my car to Goodyear for decades now. They have always provided excellent service. They are one of the few places I trust not to sell me anything my car doesn't really need. They have gone above and beyond keeping my car running for 18 years now. When a climate control computer developed a flakey vacuum solenoid and the part simply wasn't available anywhere, they cobbled together a manual switch so that I could still use the A/C. I don't think any other place could have done that for me. —JosephSenecal


2013-09-06 12:10:12   Without a doubt the most positive experience I have ever had with a mechanic-Not just tires. Charged me absolutely nothing for a diagnosis even though they had to ship a part to one of their collaborators across the country. They actually took a loss to pay for shipping and charged me nothing for labor, because they weren't able to fix my car (it has a problem that only the Ford Dealership can fix). The mechanic I worked with, Rich, was very friendly, helpful, and communicable through the whole process. Thanks Goodyear-Customer for life!!

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