Tire shop ‘furious’ after shop staff refuse to sell car parts to customer

A tire shop in Melbourne’s north has refused to sell the parts it needs to repair a broken rear wheel.

Key points:Owner of tire shop says they are “furious” at customer who refuses to pay for parts to repair the wheelThe shop’s staff say they can’t guarantee customer’s safetyA customer at the shop told News Corp she was in “total shock” when the shop manager refused to pay the bill.

The man, who has not been named, told News Corporation he was at the tire shop with a friend when he was told to come to the front of the shop and pay for the repair.

“I went there and there was a man there, he was like a stranger,” he said.

“And I just said, ‘Oh my God, you’ve got to pay my bill’.”

I said, I don’t know how I’m going to pay this, I’m not a big shop and I’m on a small budget.

“The man said the manager asked him why he was doing it and he said: “Because you’re a customer, you know?

“The shop manager told News Murray Vale Road would be closed from Monday until Thursday, and staff would not be allowed to drive on that road.”

We’re in a situation where we can’t afford to do this, the road is dangerous, there’s a lot of people driving on it,” he told News Ltd.

The shop owner said the shop was in a difficult financial situation, and was considering shutting down.”

They’re getting ready to close, they’re making the best of it,” she said.

News Corp has contacted the shop for comment.

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