They aren’t quilt related but they do get me to lots of quilt shops and guild meetings . . tires! I do hope this is the last set of tires I buy for this vehicle, which means if I do need new tires any time within the next four years, the vehicle gets traded. After four years, it will be time to trade anyway!
This morning I called the tire dealer in Pittsburg, explained what I was hearing . . that my tires are only a year old and have very few miles. He thought it might be a bearing and told me I could bring it on over so I drove to Pittsburg. He got in the car with me and we drove around the block. At least he heard the noise and didn’t think I was nuts. Yep, four new tires! Hey, I even got a receipt and a little tire booklet this time . . something we never got from the local tire dealer. The old tires were bought June 10, 2008. I have a blog post about it (don’t I blog about everything?) I had a wreck the 2nd week in July and here’s a picture of my odometer for the insurance company.
I now have 72,500 miles, which means those tires had less than 5,000 miles on them. I should not have had to buy new tires but I absolutely will not deal with this tire dealer in town ever again . . warranty work or not!
Because my car is older, I don’t have a place to plug in my iPod or XM Radio. When I’m in the car by myself, I always have the XM Radio with me or the iPod (when I can find it!). I decided . . heck, yesterday I was thinking about getting a new CRV. Since I’m keeping this one . . think of all that money I saved, even with buying new tires, I decided to buy myself a new radio. Vince went back to Pittsburg with me to an audio shop and we chose a radio and tomorrow we have to go back to have it installed. That makes me very happy!
I will conveniently forget my iPod at home though . . because I still have not found the old one . . nor have I mentioned that I bought a new one! 🙁 Not a discussion I’ll want to have tomorrow.
This evening I’m hot (heat index at 6 p.m. is 109); I’m tired; I’m staying in the basement and sewing til bed time!