Sunday, September 30, 2012

New Tires

I went and had new tires put on my old CRV yesterday. I made an appointment with Firestone for 7:15 AM and was there right on the dot. They took my baby, put the tires on and after about an hour came out and said, "um, we normally check the alignment of the wheels when we put new tires on as well, free of charge... Would you like to have this done?"

I reply with, "Yes." Internally, I'm saying, "What do you think?!? Why would you even ask me that if it is your normal practice?" I then go back to reading my book (I'm reading Alice Hoffman's Practical Magic, which is totally different than the movie, but that will be another post).

About 30 minutes later, the technician comes out again and says "There is some misalignment. Would you like for us to fix that? It will be $XX.XX." (To be honest, I didn't even listen to the cost.)

I reply with "Yes." Again, internally, I'm saying, "Of course, fix my {bleeping} car. Do you think I want to pay the money to buy new tires and then ruin them by having the car all out of alignment?"

Another 45 minutes go by, and they finally call my name to let me know that my baby is ready. I pay and go get in my baby and leave.

I have to say that she drives great and I'm very happy with the alignment. I probably waited a little too long to get those tires addressed, but I'm very glad that I finally did. 

7 comments:

Jane said...

Time to get a little mud on the tires

Jay said...

New paint job too, huh???? love the new look!!

Sara said...

you got your tires done at 7am on a Sunday morning?!

Andrea said...

Sara - New tires went on at 7 AM on Saturday....that's dedication. :-)

Diane said...

Always fun to spend money but only on shoes:)

Rita said...

Haha, your story made me laugh. Good thing you didn't ask him back in a rude way. Hehe. The good thing is that your baby is now good to go, and it only took you a little more than an hour. I hope you’ve already been able to rock and roll your baby in the mud! :)

Regards,
Rita McCall

Michelina Douglass said...

“Do you think I want to pay the money to buy new tires and then ruin them by having the car all out of alignment?" Haha right! Anyway, it’s a good thing that you are satisfied with how they fixed your tires. Also, keep your tires in good condition by maintaining their needed pressure. If a car has the required tire pressure, it can have better gas mileage.

Michelina Douglass