15 August 2007
That's right, she's getting some new tires, specifically a set of these. What I wanted was a set of these I'd bought a set for Sandy, my Mazda, about six thousand miles before The Incident, and I was favorably impressed but apparently they're on the way out, and the Tire Rack, my dealer of choice, no longer had them in Gwendolyn's size (215/55R16). The tires were ordered yesterday morning, and about ten hours later came the shipping confirmation: they'll come from a warehouse in Shreveport, and will be delivered to A to Z Tire near 10th and May, where the installation will take place.
One rueful note from that last tire buy, twenty-two months ago:
I shouldn't have to do this again for at least four years.
The best-laid plans of mice and men are oft upset by deer.
Incidentally, Dunlop's list price for this tire in that size is $135.95. Tire Rack sold me four of them for $380 plus shipping. Not bad for a tire with an actual V rating.Posted at 7:23 PM to Driver's Seat