Thursday, April 20, 2017

Well That Tire Sure Was Screwed

Picking Abby up from an activity yesterday after work. I park and go get her, we walk back to the car and she tells me the back passenger tire is hissing.

Sure enough there's a very audible hiss coming from the tire.

Ruh Roh.

So it's 8.6 miles to the nearest tire place on a rapidly leaking tire.
In the rain.
In rush hour.
And we're wearing sunglasses.

Hit it.

Sure enough, almost immediately after we start moving, the tire pressure light comes on, telling me what I already know. Great.

So we call ahead and zip through late rush hour traffic, including people that can't drive because it's raining, and make it over to Costco and manage to make it to the tire center while its still open on one very soft tire.

An hour and a half later, after having a bite at Costco and doing some needed shopping, the tire is perfectly patched, refilled, and a very long screw is removed from it and the other tires are all checked and topped off.

All covered by Costco's tire warranty and service policy, which is amazing considering it's not the tire's fault, and we're good to go.


Murphy's Law said...

You need to stop running over those things. Pay attention when you drive and if you see a screw or nail in the road, go around it.

juvat said...

Does the Costco warranty cover a flat caused by running over some guys dressed in Black with Facemasks waving signs while standing in the middle of an interstate?

No particular reason, just asking,

Aaron said...

ML: Duly noted.

Juvat: The Costco warranty covers: "a tire that becomes unserviceable due to cuts, non-repairable punctures or impact damage. Costco Wholesale will repair tires with tread-face injuries in accordance with established RMA (Rubber Manufacturers Association) standards."

There is an exclusion for both vandalism and accidents, but running over protesters isn't vandalism nor an accident, but more like a public service, so you should be good to go.

Then again, if they stab your tire before you run over them, that would probably be excluded as vandalism, so timing is important.