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.
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