Sunday, January 29, 2012

Help! What should I do?


After I left the PWM airport
Some how I hit something?

Just found out_ 1/31


A friend just told me that they
went to get 2 new tires and was
told that Maine law now requires that
all four tires be replaced at once.
Seeing that last year I just replaced two tires
on my vehicle am I looking at needing to
purchase four more this year?
She said her husband went to five or six different
tire dealers who all told him the same thing. $$$$$
somebody passed the law?? If you have a flat you
are looking at $700.00 or more.
They won't sell one tire
Screw that donut it is worthless.
How does that grab your purse?
Mad as Hell.












On the way home,
before I left the Airport
road. I hit the curb. My friend jumped out
to check the damage. It was a flat.
I drove on the rim about 10 blocks and
found a tire store.
Great I'll buy a new tire. HA HA























We go in and he says we don't carry your brand
of tire. I said OK - sell me something close.
He said they can only sell FOUR ( 4) tires
at a time. I said OK put on the spare.
He said we will never make it home
driving a 2 hours drive.
It will blow the transmission.
Said, it's a shame cause all the tires
on your car are brand new.
I was helpless, and scared.
So $629.00 worth of tires
that are not as good as original.
Were put on.
I drove home with all 4 of my orig. tires
Piled 3 high in my trunk and the split one
in back seat.
going to my service station Monday.

















What would you have done.?
Please tell me , I was really dumb founded.

HELP! Now what?
How Long Can I Drive
With A “Donut” Spare?
Donut spare tires are not
made for extended service.

They have no tread to speak of;
the carcass or body of the tire
is not reinforced and there is no
tread belt to protect it from
projectiles and road imperfections.
The tire is designed simply to
get you to a
repair facility.
Most of these tires offer a
maximum life of 70 miles.
Oh my gosh! I have a

2 hour ride
back to Rockland














Do Donut Spares Affect The Braking
Or Suspension System?
You may notice poor cornering,
handling, and
braking characteristics.
The donut spare has a smaller footprint
than a conventional tire, which translates
into diminished braking and handling.
With the donut spare in place, you may
find that, when braking, the vehicle dips
to the side where the donut was mounted.
Also, you may notice the vehicle pulling to that side.

The Maine Roads are like 3rd world countries. The
Maine Highway dept. won't fix the roads.
The Taxes go up, then some how the monies disappear.




















Check your owner’s manual
for an exact recommended
mileage for the spare tire.
Seventy miles is the rule of thumb.
These tires are not designed
for long-range service.
They are made to get you to
a garage to have
your tire either repaired
or replaced.
Driving on it for an extended
period of time under regular
driving conditions will result
in a blowout in short order,
so get a safe tire on your car
immediately.
Maybe you can find a reasonably
priced used tire if it has to be replaced.







Why Do Car makers
Put these Spare Tires In Cars?
The use of
donut spares

are a cost and space cutting
measure.

Typically the donut spare
takes up much less space and is

cheaper to manufacture than
full size tires and wheels
which translates into more profit for the
car makers. It’s quite a compromise and
a loss for the consumer.

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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