When I first bought my Honda, the tires only lasted about 6 or 8 months. The car was new and the local tire dealer in KY wouldn’t honor the warranty because he hadn’t sold the tires. Right . . like brand new cars anywhere come with tires purchased from a local dealer. I had to replace those and then 6 years later, the tires I had bought were dry rotted from not being used enough and I had to replace them again. Not Chad . . he goes through tires like I go through Dr. Pepper . . almost!
This morning I went with Chad to talk to the tire dealer about his tires. He ended up having to order four new ones. I guess keeping the same tires for 8 months is a record for Chad and the tire dealer is going to try to figure out why they’re not lasting. I’m afraid I already know the answer to that and it’s probably the way he drives. I bought the last ones. He’s buying these. If it is the way he drives, how often would you spend $550 on tires every 6 to 8 months before you decided to change the way you drive? Me . . it wouldn’t take but once! I believe this will be the 5th or 6th set of tires we’ve put on Chad’s car in 3-1/2 years. I feel bad that he has so little $$ to spend and he’s having to buy tires but if I paid for them again, he would have no incentive to change the way he drives . . the way he takes off from a start; the way he love driving fast on gravel, curvy roads; the way he takes corners. If the tire dealer finds something mechanical wrong that’s causing a problem, I’ll pay to fix that but otherwise, we’ll just plan on replacing the tires again around Christmas!
I’m thinking Chad would do much better with a bicycle than with a car! Somehow, I don’t see that idea going over very well with him.