Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The last 24 hours have just kicked my butt.
I went out Sunday evening to get in the car with J to get dinner and one of my tires was devastatingly flat. (That means no Chipotle my friends, and that's bad juju.)I waited until a reasonable hour Monday morning so that I could call AAA. AAA came out, couldn't plug the tire, couldn't find a hole. They filled the tire with air though. J eats/naps and then we head to the dealership.

I get lost, with the GPS. And the tire is less than 1/2 full as I consult a map in a gas station in the middle of nowhere. I finally find the dealership, only to be told my brand new tire warranty doesn't cover nails, which is what they say did my tire in. Second time in less than 3 years. After sitting at the dealership for 2 hours, -$70 later to plug the hole, with a warning that I'll need to "cont. to watch it," I take cranky child to find dinner and get home asap to walk my dog. All I could do was sit in silence and stare straight head for 15 minutes before going to bed last night.

But today was a new day I told myself. Today would be better. Yeah, not so much. I went out to the vehicle to take J to the food store and the tire was completely flat again. After a few choice curse words that I regret in front of my child, I went back in the house to think about my options. The dealership told me when I left not to bring the tire back there, just to go buy a new tire. Of course, then they don't have to pay for it right. On the other hand, I don't really want to force them to fix it when they clearly don't want to. I think it stinks that I paid them $70 to plug a tire that didn't even hold for 24 hours, that seems wrong. So, I called AAA again, asked them to come take the crappy tire off so and put the spare on. I'd figure out where to get a new tire later. That's where I'm at. I don't know whether to sleep or cry, but scrapping seems far from my mind at the moment. Sorry about the picture less post, I'll try to do better next time friends. To be honest, I feel a little like that stupid tire. Exhausted.

9 comments:

janel said...

and completed deflated. You need some air....fresh, pumped into you. Crossing my fingers that a new tire is in your future soon.
hugs
J

Tiffany said...

Okay that sucks. Hopefully, you will be able to get a new tire soon....and that it lasts a loooonnnnngggg time. =) Hugs!

It's Me SW said...

I am sorry that your having such bad luck. I would go and buy a new tire. Wal-mart sells them for a reasonable price, and they have a lifetime warranty on the tire. Which they have always honored for me :). Good luck.

Vee said...

awww.. i am so sorry d!! If their is a nail in th road somehow I will run over it! I have gottn more tires plugged that I care to count. I do know that if you have a walmart that has a tire center they will plug it for $15.00 and free if you buy their "insurance". I hope tomorrow is better sweets! drats to the no chipotle :(

Larajc said...

Sorry you had such a rotten day! Hope you get the tire thing figured out soon!

Susan Beth said...

Some days, life sucks. Find a good tire store. Ask your friends, whatever. We finally found one, and it makes it so easy when this kind of stuff happens (living rurally, we lose a lot of tires to road hazards - and two to a dog that bit right through them, which was a real bummer because we love the dog but hate the behavior!) But, I'm telling you, the guy who does our tires now is great - knows what he's doing, doesn't charge anywhere near $70 for fixing a tire, and stands behind his work. Dealerships SUCK (oh, excuse me!) at tire stuff. Just my strongly held opinion!

Lisa Dickinson said...

ah, that is waaaaaay annoying. and you know how i am with bad cuctomer service. i'd be screaming at that dealership about my $70 bucks, yep, you know i would! :)

Norma Kennedy said...

awww I am so sorry you had such a rough day. I hate it when things seem to just go wrong all day- here is to a much better day tomarrow and many (((hugs))) being sent ur way !

Norma

karen m. (akaliz) said...

oh, you poor thing! that sucks.

do you guys have Discount Tire where you are? you get new tires from them, pay an extra $8 or so per tire and if anything, ANYTHING, happens to the tire, they replace it FREE! i bought some in AZ, moved to TN (where they didn't have a store) and got a flat after only about 8k miles. they shipped me a brand new tire UPS.

sorry, that was long. but wanted to share.