Thursday, June 9, 2011
Lessons began last night when Jana leaned out of her Rav4 window to say, "that tire is flat!" pointing to the right front of my Prius in the YMCA parking lot after Qigong. Sooo Susan and I pulled into the conveniently located neighboring gas station with air machine. I managed to secure 3 quarter and we were in business. I dropped Susan off ("please let me know you make it home!") and headed for 460, thinking to take it easy and get off the bypass. I risked waiting until my usual exit before 81 and made it to the Radford St. stop light before the tire pressure light went on. So at the gas station by the 81 entrance I filled up the air and prayed I'd make it home. Indeed I did, the light not turning on until my drive way.
Today after qigong (which Saroj took me to) I filled up the tire again and set off for the Toyota quick stop; I had to stop in Christiansburg for air. After having to haggle with the service person who first said that "there is NO warranty on tires that come with NEW cars!" I drove off 4 hours latter with a new set of tires for all four wheels - at a fair discount....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. The service person finally called Good year after I had them remove the tire to try to fix and it was DRY ROTTED after only 3 years and 23,000 miles!!!! Good year agreed to $52 a tire for new ones. I am pissed that the Toyota folks whom I visited 3 weeks ago for an inspection, told me that my tires were still good and they mentioned that the warranty didn't work unless treads more worn - but they did mention a warranty....HEY, TOYOTA GET ON THE SAME PAGE!
it was so good to arrive home and to take a walk to river with Mr. Lee! now it is cool with a storm over the East ridge making sound and wind and HOPEFULLY rain!.