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Sep. 5th, 2004 @ 05:43 pm (no subject)
I have new tires. The $90-$100 a corner seems to have not included the install cost. The total was just shy of $600. Sears is not my friend right now.

But I am not longer on bald tires, so the world should be good. The only remaining repair, other than a tune up in 15,000 miles, is it needs to be aligned (slight pull to the right). So in a pay check or two I will be plopping down $60-$70 for the front and rear alignment.

It's been a spendy year for auto stuff.

But the warped rotor is fixed, the pads fixed, the tires replaced.

Hmmm... What is the normal life expectancy of shocks? I wonder how long until I need to budget that in.

I really wanted some mud terrain tires. They look bad ass, and after last winter, I want something with better snow handling. But as I have a perfectly good full sized spare, I figured 4 tires is better than having to buy 5.

The biggest difference I've noticed is the ride is so much quieter. I can understand what people are saying on NPR when I'm at freeway speeds again!

Still, spending $200 more than planned hurt. But I get paid right before the drive to California, so that should be fine.
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Date:September 6th, 2004 07:47 am (UTC)
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Fuck Sears right in the bown-eye! When I took my old car in there to get 2 new tires on it, they wanted to replace the 2 on the left side of the car only. Ok, kinda wierd, but whatever. I had 225's on the car (much larger than the 195 stock tires). I verbally pointed this out to the fuck-tard that was doing the car before ay work was done and he proceeded to try and put 195's on the left side of the car. Had I not poked my head on there as they were tightening the last of the lugs, and pointed out this error, which the technition denied and tried to fight until I picked up my old tire, pointed to the 225 number and flew into super-cunt mode, they would have sent me on my merry way. Needless to say, I left there pissed off and made sure the manager was 100% clear on how I felt and why. I'm sure they loved me ;)
Date:September 9th, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC)
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A little late... But next time you're on the market, try "America's Tire Co." I'm not sure if they have them up there, but they're a pretty large national chain.

They have good pricing and for something like $40 more they give you free balancing & rotations for the life of the tire. They also plug your tire for free should you get a screw or something. I usually went there to replace my 4x4s. -lou