This post is meant to be a little silly as I never think about tires until I REALLY need them.
So every time I get an oil change, I look at the paper they hand me that tells me about my car.. what they did, what the checked and what needs to be fixed now (and/or soon). The last 3 or so oil changes, it says that I’ll need new tires soon. I wasn’t too worried. I mean in the summer, I don’t worry about my tires as much.
But I knew that I would need to replace them before winter. I don’t drive as much in the winter time because of snow. However, I’ll have to leave at some point right?
Last time, I waited until January and it was fine, but this year I was planning on doing them before the end of the year at least. Just to make sure it was done. My car thought differently.
You know when you feel your car hydroplane?
Have you ever felt your car hydroplane? It isn’t a fun thing. This car is heavier than my first car but with sucky tires, I hydroplane when there is a lot of water and I’m driving on the highway. I don’t like it.
My plan that day was to do a tiny bit of shopping and spend the rest of the day at home with Olivia. Plans changed really quickly. I ended up in a tire shop for a couple of hours replacing the 2 front tires. The other 2 had been replaced within the last year so they were fine… but these 2 weren’t. I knew they needed to be changed but wasn’t taking chances waiting any longer before I changed them. I probably could have waited a little bit longer.. maybe not.
However with Olivia in the car, I didn’t want to take any chances.
I am thankful for places like Lynch Chevrolet because without the report from my dealership, I wouldn’t have even thought about my tires and made a plan until it was too late. Check your tires people! Watching them is the best way to plan your replacement schedule.