Earlier this week, I noticed that my tires were pretty warn. I decided to put on my old snow tires until I bought new tires(budget blowing items). I did not use these snows last winter because they had age cracking and my instincts said that they were too old. I figured that a month in the summer would be okay. They have good tread and I only drive about 60 miles a week now.
Big mistake! I drove to Walmart and got a flat in the left side snow. Leaking through the sidewall. I did my shopping and changed the tire with the help of a nice young couple. I left Walmart and a mile down the road the other snow went flat. Fortunately, I have AAA and they came and brought me home. I was supposed to pickup pizza and be home by 1930hrs but instead it was 2230 and no pizza.
Today I will put the old tires back on and tomorrow I will order two new tires. If I had listened to my instincts to not use those snows, I would have saved myself alot of aggrivation. I think that happens alot in life. We make a snap judgement on something but then talk ourselves into going a different way. I've got to remember that my instincts have generally been very good and not to go against them. Something for all of us older guys to keep in mind. Good Luck, Rick
BTW. My good luck held. I was driving slow and had good parking spaces both times,
Edited by boyscout862, August 21, 2016 - 07:54 AM.