Saturday, June 30, 2007

Of all the luck....

Well, doesn't it always happen this way? Yesterday, we had dentist appoints for all the kids and my wife and I. I was supposed to leave early with my oldest son so that we could get to our appointments. My wife was to come later with the other kids.

I got about a mile down the road and my message center on the dash lit up. "Low Tire Pressure". Well, I immediately pulled to the side of the road to get out and check my tires. Lo and behold, the rear, driver's side tire was low. I immediately got back in the car, turned around and headed home to get another vehicle.

This morning, I jacked the car up, and with the help of my oldest son, we took the tire off of the car to see if we could find the reason for the loss of air pressure. Well, as soon as the tire was off the car it was obvious. a very LARGE nail was embedded in the tread.

We loaded the tire up in the mini-van and took it to an auto-repair shop in a nearby town. There the tire was quickly plugged, for a bill of $7.50. We took the tire home and quickly got it back on the car.