I badly gouged a tire on a trip to PA a couple of weeks ago, so I decided to do the safe thing and replace it (even though I only had 2,000 miles on that tire, and those Continentals ain't cheap). Well, when I picked up my car from the tire place today, these were stuck to the inside of the rim. The guy said they're weights that he added to balance the wheel.

Is this really the best way to do this? It looks freaking ugly, and it's work that I didn't ask for. But heck, maybe I need it. You tell me.