Some people don't have access to professionally run organizations in many areas of commerce, I agree. You can however control what they do by simply voting with your wallet, and you can discover quickly and easily if the people you are trading with know what they are doing or if they are hacks.I'd say you are certainly qualified to give excellent advise on the subject. My point is that when I buy a tire I have no control over who or what puts that tire on my wheel. Customers are not even allowed in the shop area. I have to trust that the owner of the tire company has trained his employees properly on the inspection of the wheel and properly installs it on said wheel. It's like I said before, I am a Architect, I design and draw the plans by a various assortment of laws and codes. After the plans leave my hands I have no control over the quality of the build or who builds it. I know my job but I have to hope everybody below me knows their job and follows through.
Anyway on the tire issue you originally posted.
I cant be concerned about the issues you brought up. No one can, if the service provider dosent do a proper job of controlling his own facility I cat do anything about that. I will say that if he does everything by the book, on every tire he mounts on a wheel, he will go broke. Like I said, the tire has a life time warranty policy and I'm too old to worry about whether the dealership follows all the rules of the trade. They will do what they do !!
Have a nice week end John
Lets pretend for a moment you are shopping for tires:
You're talking to the salesman, one other customer is in the sales/waiting area, a 1/2 ton pickup is on the rack in the shop, you hear an impact wrench cycle 5 times and Skip pokes his head in the door and says "You're ready to go Ma'am". You know right then they don't torque wheels correctly.
You're walking into the tire store and there is a vehicle with obviously fresh new tires on it, is the valve hardware new or does it all appear oxidized? If oxidized, just go to another store right now, valve hardware is the most common failure in passenger and light trucks, they are also dirt cheap, cheapest insurance you'll ever buy.
You're talking to the salesman, and he's showing you a tire, you say "What are these red and yellow dots right above the bead about?". If he cannot explain to you that they are weight and uniformity indicators, there is some chance (and it's a good one) that will will have vibration problems with those tires for life.
Still you're with the salesman, "Hey I'm going to buy a torque wrench in case I need to swap my wheels myself, what brand do you guys use?" If he says "ehhhhhh, I don't know, something, something torque stick" you know you are dealing with a schlock.
I could go on for some time, but I think you get the point. Go in smart, know something about what you are buying, you don't have to give them directions to find out if they are professionals. Don't resign yourself to getting what you get, you're paying for it, get what you paid for and that is a job done correctly.
Doing it right really doesn't take any longer than doing it wrong, but doing it wrong will certainly take more time to correct it. Doing it wrong will put you out of business quicker than doing it right.
Everyone in the tire business who ever had dealings with me on the subject of quality service has heard me say (as they defend substandard service) " When you accept mediocrity it becomes the new standard"