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Thank you for coming out today and providing
your tire service. You're definitely everything
my friend said you would be and more. I can see
why he gave you such reviews. Your professional
character and friendly demeanor is greatly
appreciated in a business where that personal
touch seems to be lost. Again thanks for the
help and I look forward to doing business with
Jim B. writes:
Thanks for the balancing and the mounting of
my tire. The car behaves better than new and
I found your service, advice and customer
service to be superb. I will heartily
recommend you and your services when ever
I have been telling you all about my personal
pit crew for some years now. Pit Crew Tires is
owned and operated by Craig Knarich. He is a
full time fireman, so his on 24 off 48 work
schedule lends itself to this mobile business
perfectly. He is competitive on pricing, he
can get any tire you want, the work is always
done right, your tires are Nitrogen filled,
road force balanced and he comes to your door.
His phone number is (727) 784-3951 or
web = pitcrewtire.com
or by email
is a short documentation of the onsite
installation of my new BF Goodrich KDW 225 -
45 x 16's:
war wagon is self contained and everthing is
always state of the art, from the
generator to the road force tire balancer and
down to the little stuff like the valve stem
seal torque wrench.
is removing my old 205 -45 x 16's. The new
tires are over his right shoulder.
road force balancer in action.
road force balancer initial spin shows the
imbalance and where it's located.
uses stick-on weights behind the spokes (read:
not visible and no rim damage). Perfect
balance is done.
red rocket has new shoes! They have better
grip than a door to door insurance salesman.
Amy in FL
It is 1:30 in the
afternoon and I am sitting in the waiting
"lounge" at the local Quick Lube.
Car racing is on TV, the smell of oil is
wafting in the door and the best thing I can
find to read is a Parenting magazine from six
months ago. I find myself thinking about Craig
of Pit Crew Tire Service and how Craig goes to
his Customers, not the other way around.
I live in Ocala and recently purchased a
fairly expensive new SUV. To my surprise, as I
drove my new "dream car" I became
more and more dissatisfied with the way it
handled on the highway. It felt light, which
it certainly isn't, and seemed to have a
floating feel that didn't give me much
confidence. I never felt like I had solid
contact on the road. We took the car back to
the dealer to check the alignment, which did
turn out to be a bit off, but even after that
the handling just wasn't what I had expected.
Finally, my husband and I thought perhaps
better tires might be needed.
Coincidentally, my Dad noticed a nail in one
of the tires on his car. Having previously
dealt with Craig at Pit Crew, he gave him a
call. My Dad told Craig that he had never been
all that happy with the tires on his car and
said that perhaps he could recommend a better
handling replacement. After a quick inspection
of my father's tires Craig explained to him
that the tires on his car were great tires and
that all they needed, after removing the nail,
was to be properly balanced and filled with
My Dad gave it a try and was so amazed by the
improvement in his car's handling he called
Craig and told him about my dilemma.
Shortly thereafter, my Dad called to tell me
about what Craig had said about the tires on
my SUV. He proceeded to tell me all about
Craig who came to his office and serviced his
tires right there in the parking lot. He was
so excited about how his car felt he insisted
that I come down to visit him in Clearwater so
that I could have Craig take a look at my
tires before I spent a fortune on new ones.
Honestly I was a little skeptical and had been
planning on just buying new tires. However,
over the years, I have learned that listening
to my Dad is occasionally a good idea.
Additionally, he's quite fanatic about his
cars. I knew that this guy must be good if my
Dad was happy. Certainly I had never heard of
filling tires with nitrogen but it was
explained to me that "Nitrogen is a
superior tire inflatant because it migrates
through tire rubber 30-40 percent slower than
air. When tires are properly inflated they
maintain the correct footprint on the road,
reducing "squirm" and decreasing
tire wear. Nitrogen further extends tire life
because it is a clean, moisture- free gas
which significantly reduces internal tire
oxidation and wheel corrosion caused by wet
and oily compressed air. Nitrogen is already
used in IRL, NASCAR, Military Aircraft and
Space Shuttle tires because it is the safest,
best possible tire gas. Tires inflated with
Nitrogen run between 10 and 15 percent cooler.
Cooler running tires, with constant pressure,
are not only longer lasting but feel
remarkably different on the road."
Pit Crew tire has it own Nitrogen generator
which creates Nitrogen on demand and stores it
in an on-board 80 gallon storage tank. Along
with the Nitrogen generator Pit Crew also has
a GSP9700 Road Simulator which simulates a
road test and automatically recommends
corrections to the balance when needed. After
hearing all of this and listening to my Dad go
on and on about how
much better his car felt I was convinced that
I had to meet the famous Craig from Pit Crew
The Thursday before I drove down to Tampa
Craig called me and asked me to put my tire
pressure up to the maximum PSI load. He
explained that "when cars are transported
around the country, or across oceans, the tire
pressure is reduced and the car is tied down
on the car carriers. When the cars arrive, the
tires are re-inflated and they are parked in a
lot where they wait to be sold and delivered.
Tires have memory and that flat spot from
being tied down effects the feel of the
tire". So I pumped my tires up the max
and drove down to Tampa Friday night.
On Saturday morning I received a call from
Craig saying that he would be at my father's
house in 10 minutes and would I please go out
and drive the car until he called me to come
back. He wanted the tires to be warm. I drove
around the neighborhood, staying close because
I was afraid I might get lost until Craig
called me on my cell to come home. When I
rounded the corner to my Dad's driveway I was
amazed at the big impressive Pit Crew Tire
truck sitting in his driveway. I could see the
neighbors peering out of their windows
wondering what had entered the neighborhood. I
was barely out of the car before Craig was
sliding donut like things under my car. He
hooked them into his air compressor and my big
heavy SUV was magically floating on four
pillows of air. He told me that he would be
done in about a half hour and I could go
inside and wait in the air conditioning. I
went inside for about 30 seconds and decided
that I was much too curious not to watch this
process! The next half an hour was
fascinating. Craig was great. He invited me
into his van to watch as he balanced my tires.
As he worked he explained everything to me. I
now feel like I know more about tires than I
ever thought I cared to know. He worked
quickly but was meticulous about
every detail and made sure the tires were
absolutely perfect. I had given him an
explanation of my complaint and he told me
that it was not an uncommon problem with my
particular tires. He said that I should feel
and amazing difference. As he drove away all I
could think was how nice it was to meet
someone who takes such pride in what they do.
Craig was friendly, knowledgeable,
professional and best of all he came to me. I
didn't have to go sit in a smelly garage
helplessly hoping that they were fixing the
After he left, my Dad and I jumped in my car
to take it for a test drive. It was amazing!
The car felt like a completely different
vehicle. It felt solid, stuck to the road. It
was smooth and easy to drive. No more floating
sensation or vibrations.
I will never go anywhere else for tire
servicing. Craig was fantastic!! He even
called me that night to make sure that
everything was OK. If he had told me to buy
four new tires, I would have, Instead, Craig
insisted that we try to "fix" these
first instead of spending money unnecessarily.
When it comes to quality product and service
delivery, it doesn't get any better than that!
Kandi in FL writes:
Thank you for your continued tire service
on my car. I appreciate your immediate
attention to my phone calls (even when it is
not an emergency). You have a customer for
life. Especially with the fact that I do not
have to leave my office/house for repairs or
new tire installation. Thank you for always
being so helpful.