The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

15 August 2007

Retiring Gwendolyn

That's right, she's getting some new tires, specifically a set of these. What I wanted was a set of theseI'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


Ever since you first mentioned A to Z Tire I have been using them and am so favorably impressed with them I cannot recommend them enough!

Oh, and the new tires look great!

Posted by: ms7168 at 8:29 AM on 16 August 2007

Speaking of which, you can only retread these jokes for so long before you have to throw them out. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 12:31 AM on 17 August 2007