Avoid the Aggravation of Tire Store Waiting Rooms
OK – Your tires are worn out beyond redemption. It’s one of those irritating realities that buying new tires temporarily disrupts your life. Shopping for tires rests somewhere between doing your taxes and waiting endlessly to be seated at a busy and expensive restaurant.
Cooling your heels in a doctor’s waiting room, anticipating being poked or probed, probably will not increase your stress level. On the other hand the substandard condition of most waiting rooms at tire dealers too often lands us in a setting approaching the repulsive. Over a lifetime, most of us who drive will probably spend more than at least a day of life marking time in too many of these miserable haunts. And then, we’re left to pore over long outdated, pawed over magazines containing nothing that interests us.
We tend to think of tires like we think of electricity. Electric power is taken as a given. Until it goes off, we rarely think about it. But, when we lose it, we’re rudely reminded of our dependence on it. It’s the same with our truck and car tires. Ignoring them seems to be the norm. Only when we see visible wear, get a flat, or worse, do we take notice of them. In short order, our busy schedule is broken. We can’t get to a movie, miss picking up the kids or won’t make yoga class. Or worse, our tires were in such poor condition that they contributed to an accident. And the list goes on. We can all be thankful that tire manufacturers constantly are adding to tire performance and safety.
Our cooperation is required, however, if we are to receive the full benefit. While we cannot avoid wear and tear, our cooperation is necessary. Although excellent quality standards are built into tires today, they do have their useful life. Our responsibility is to maintain specified tire pressure, the right alignment and balancing and perform tire rotation when recommended. All that said, whether through calamity, neglect or ordinary wear and tear there inevitably comes a time when tire replacement is unavoidable. We dread the root canal and we dread the tire dealer.
Want to hear a little known secret? A lot of the aggravation in replacing truck and car tires can be bypassed. Your computer becomes your tire store while you sip a cool beverage in the comfort of your home or office. Yes sir. Just give your computer a workout. Now that’s convenience you might not otherwise expect when buying tires.
Here’s the rub. Most tire shop have ready to ship, a full line of major tire brands, Bridgestone, Michelin, Dunlop, Goodyear, Pirelli and so on. An easy to use “search widget” will permit you to locate readily the right size and tire model for your make and year of car, truck or SUV. Looking for ATV tires? They have those, too. Learn what you need to know reading tire reviews.
That’s not all. Your tire purchase will be shipped to your choice among tire installers near you with whom The Tire Rack has made arrangements. If it’s more convenient for you, You’ll want to consider these efficiencies when you buy tires online.