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BFF Coming ... and New Tires?

March 26th, 2018 at 06:41 am

BFF is on her way. I have about two more hours to get the house ready. I put off vacuuming and dusting till this morning, but the place is small.

No spending yesterday.

I'm very low on food right now. BFF and I will be eating out. I will have to choose carefully, because I have $128 to play with until pay day on Wednesday. She will still be here, so maybe we can have a nice lunch that day.

I had an awful thought yesterday. It's kind of been in the back of my mind that I wouldn't need to replace my tires because the car is so close to retirement. But when I looked it up, it's actually been six years since I bought new tires. I don't want to have a surprise blowout, and I don't want to replace my car yet. I would like to get through my gap year without buying a new car. So I think I just have to bit the bullet and get new tires. They are not cheap; my car is a RAV4 and it takes pretty big tires. I guess it's time to start looking for sales.

It will have to come out of savings, which I hate to tap right now, but I want to be safe, too.

3 Responses to “BFF Coming ... and New Tires?”

  1. snafu Says:

    If you're certain you will be getting a different car next year, you might note the details of tires, [Brand, size, type] noted in the Manual and those currently on the vehicle. Since winter driving conditions are common in your area, if you can tolerate the noise factor, winter tires will be sale priced as it's spring. 'All Season ' will be more popular and seem more expensive. I suggest checking with your preferred tire store, letting the service manager know you're interested in 'basic' factory installed type, possibly exchanged tires, if they can offer a 'deal. I'd compare prices from re-sellers and wreckers, keeping in mind the added, cost of tires removed remounted on rims, installed, balanced and whatever extras they think up for service. You don't plan to drive that vehicle for the years of warranty on new tires.

  2. Debtfreene Says:

    Do you know for sure you need new tires or are going off a calendar idea?

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you have a good time with you BFF.

    One thing you might do is call around to tire stores. A few years ago I wanted to replace the tires on my vehicle, but knew I wouldn't be keeping it super long. I called and asked if they had slightly used tires for my vehicle that someone had traded in because they wanted an upgrade. It took a few phone calls, but I did find a tire dealer who had them and it was far less than buying new.

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