By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

New shop offers tire mounting, repair services


April 12, 2023

Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

John Hurst has opened a tire service shop on Third Street, just off the road to the airport. He provides repair and tire-mounting services.

If you're having trouble with your tires - or you want to commission a custom blade - John Hurst of John's Junk Removal has expanded his offerings to include tire repair, mounting and balance, plus handmade metalworks from his new forge.

Hurst bought his tire-mounting machine on a whim last December, after seeing one available for sale. "I needed my tires changed and the one guy who did it here in town was really busy at that time," he explained. "I said, what the heck, I'll buy it for 150 bucks and change my own tires." After successfully operating the machine on his own tires, he decided...

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