Monday, May 08, 2006

My Flat Tires, Didn't Leave me Flat Broke...

This morning it seemed like it was going to be a nice day. The weather forecast called for a partly cloudy day with a high of 70 degrees. I was walking out of my door this morning, coffee in hand, as happy as can be, The birds were chirping, the sun was rising...but two of my car's tires were lowering! I had two flat tires! Both were along the right side of the car. Must've been the recent highway construction. I knew I should've gotten new tires at the beginning of the year. After 55,000 miles, it was about that time. I was holding off for a bit longer, but my car couldn't wait any longer. So, with a can of "fix a flat" ($5.00) in hand, I was able to inflate my tires about to about half of their capacity. That enabled me to hobble to the local gas station to fill up the the rest of the tires. ($0.25) I then cautiously made it over to a local, family recommened hole in the wall, "tire exhange." I figured I'd bite the bullet and get all 4 tires done while I was there. Greaaat, this is going to be at least $400.00. What's that you say Mr. tire exchange? Each tire will only cost me $65.00?! But I have BFgoodrich high performance tires. You say you're going to replace those tires with a "Fuzion-HRI?" At $65.00 a piece, that sounds good to me. 45 minues and 1 coffee later, I wind up saving over $150.00. Thanks to a little business, with low overhead....

2 comments:

makingourway said...

ladder,
check out costco for good tire deals. they will also maintain and rotate them for free.
good luck,
makingourway
www.makingourwayblog.com

John said...

Thanks for the tip, I think I will.