recently, the pilot’s shoes have been showing some serious wear. i knew they were in critical mode, but a dose of cold reality hit me in the face a couple of weeks ago when i was stepping back to my vehicle in the starbucks parking lot. i caught the glimpse of a screw embedded in my front tire. these tires are practically bald to begin with, and as i stepped forward to examine the screw i noticed also some of the belts exposed on the edge of the tire. great. time for new ones sooner than i had thought i could get away with it.
the bald tires had me already driving a bit more cautiously than normal. i know what happens when tires like that hit some puddles. it still made me nervous. i had a pal tell me about a tire place in maryville, murell brothers, but that’s quite the trek if i need to have service done after the fact. so, i checked out my more local tire choice, matlock tire. i found a tire i had in mind and asked for prices. it was going to cost me some coin, but these items usually do. when i vocalized my plans to have my tires replaced, a guy i work with asked me which tires i was getting. when i showed him the set at tirerack.com, he pointed me to general tire’s grabber hts. these tires were at the top of the performance/review list at tirerack. (my initial choice was just below it in the number two spot.) but these tires were remarkably cheaper.
i called matlock back and asked about the grabbers. they could have them in the shop from their warehouse in the morning. i saved almost $300.00 total on my tire purchase. adding matlock’s service package per tire still had me in a wallet-happy range. wallet-happy is mock-happy too.
i’m getting the top-notch tire for a lot less that i thought i’d be spending. good deal. thanks to will for hooking me up with the general tire option.