Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Truck Tires

The time has finally come for us to bite the big one and buy new tires for the truck. We were hoping to win the lotto before this had to be done but our chances of having a blow-out is more likely!

We have a front tire that looks pretty worn. The plan is to replace the two front tires now and replace the four rear tires after the first of the year. Right now I drive it work about four miles.

Dawn is good about doing her research before buying big ticket items. She woke up this morning ready to take on the challenge. She decided to visit a couple of local tire stores. She likes to talk to people in person when she is doing her research. After a couple of tire stores she found the tires she wanted. She bought B F Goodrich Commercial T/A all season tires. She decided to bite the big one and get all six. OMG! We will be eating tators and beans for awhile!

She did get a good deal on them. The salesman made a mistake and quoted her the price for the 215 instead of the 235. The guys were already installing the tires when the salesman realized his mistake. He told her he made a mistake and that she was getting a sixty dollar discount because of it. That is a bit of good news!

We will definitely feel safer driving the truck with new tires. It’s just another one of those things that has to be done.


  1. Tires are definitely important. Getting them for a extra low price is always good. :)

  2. Oh yeah, we bought 4 new tires for our truck before we left home...It takes a bite out of your butt when you get the bill, but the safe ride is well worth it!! Not to mention a "brain fart" from the salesman...Love it when that happens!!!

  3. There nothing like driving with brand new tires! Smart move getting all 6 done too, even if it's a bit expensive. Good tires are a great safety feature and now you probably won't have to worry about them for a few more years.

  4. Glad you got the discount! lucky break, for sure. Tires are soooo expensive, but just think how safe you will feel now.

  5. Safety first ... good rule to follow at all times.

  6. Great deal getting the discount! We will likely have to bite the bullet for 4 new rear tires next Spring. I just found some checking on them and don't want to have to worry about blowouts!