My tenant borrowed my car. When he brought it back he said someone should look at the tires. So I took it to Gosselin’s.
A nice young guy there looked at them and pronounced that I didn’t need tires, at least not till late in the year. What I needed if anything, he said, was an alignment. Okay.
It was late on a Friday so I didn’t pursue it right then. The next week I took the car into Old Town Brake. Old Town is a very different experience now that Wally has retired. The staff were unfamiliar to me although I’ve been going there for 15 years. No, they said, an alignment wouldn’t do. I needed new tires and would surely die before sundown without them. They wanted $650. I thought that was way too high and told them I’d think it over.
I went online and found a set on the COSTCO website. $375 and change. Now, that’s more like it. (I drive a 2007 PT Cruiser which is why I don’t like to spend much on car stuff.)
Then I Googled some more and found reviews that said you couldn’t make an appointment for tires at COSTCO. You may end up waiting a long time. I like to get in and out of COSTCO real fast, so I demurred.
Finally I went back to Gosselin’s and spoke with Tim. He inspected the tires and said I should come back around September. Their price: $384.68 for Doral radials.
Guess where I’m buying my tires In September? Take a wild guess! What a pleasure when supporting local business turns out to be the smart thing to do! God bless Gosselin’s. They’ve made a customer for life.