Today has been a great day for me. First, my 4.6l BMW X-5 gets a flat tire on the way to the DMV…I park it and walk the rest of the way so I can make the appointment I made to register my Dodge Van but it is hot out and I am wearing an Armani Suit and a nice Zegna shirt and tie for an appointment I have this afternoon…as I register the vehicle I am informed that I need to get another California Smog Check done because they only last 90 days. There’s another $45 bucks. I go back to the beamer and realize that I need to change the tire out…I am already sweaty from the hot Department of Motor Vehicles office and walking back to the car in the heat.
I take off my suit jacket and my button down and tie. Lay it on the set and begin to change out my tire. This sucked…I am not some wuss that doesn’t know how to do this…I have done it before and am mechanically inclined…just not in an Armani suit…before a day of visiting prospective clients.
Once I finally found where to place the jack under the truck (I had to look around in a ‘push-up’ position because I didn’t want to drag my nice pants around the oil on the street), I got the old Michelin 4×4 Diamaris changed out pretty quick. The spare tire looks VERY funny on there…i’ll take a picture and upload it in here. Before I picked up the tire to put it in the back of the rig, I inspected the 20’’ by 12’’ tire I found two huge nails (one sticking out the side) and a plug that was almost the size of a penny! So…now I need to buy a new tire instead of just plugin’ it.
…just so you know;
Michelin 4 x 4 Diamaris 315/35R20 Light Truck/SUV Performance tires are $367.99 each at Costco…the cheapest place I could find them when I went Online Tire shopping. I know, I know….If you drive a nice car you should be able to afford $400 dollar tires but F! That is a lot of money right before taxes are due… (June 15th).