i have had my hot new car for just about 2 months.
READ: it's still brand spankin' new.
well apparently one of my brand spankin' new tires on my brand spankin' new car has formed some kind of impact bubble.
what is that you may ask? well it looks a little something like this, that's not my tire though.
when i saw the bubble i knew i was going to have to get a new tire but i had no idea how expensive it was going to be. i called to see if there was some kind of warranty on the tire and they said it wouldn't apply because it was my fault from probably running over a pot hole.
well maybe if cleveland would fix their damn pot holes i wouldn't have an impact bubble!!!
i mean i knew my tires were performance tires, they have 17 inch rims, i knew they weren't going to be cheap - but in why world does it cost $245 for ONE tire.
ONE TIRE!!!! it's a friggin' volvo not a lamborghini!
i called 6 places yesterday getting prices. they were all over 200 bones, if they even had the tire at all.
here's the kicker - my tire is discontinued. how is the tire on my 2008 car already discontinued?!?! i hate you michelin man, i don't care how cute you are!
so, on top of the high price of the single tire i have to pay extra to get the tire shipped to me.
my luck, my bubble tire will probably blow out while i'm driving on 77 causing a lot more damage to my car then just the tire.
so if anyone out there can get me a single michelin pilot mxm4 205/50 r 17 cheap, i'm buying!
UPDATE: so i am finally getting a new tire put on tuesday after work. i got the tire from conrad's and it is going to only end up costing me $210. it's still expensive, but it is better than $245. thanks to everyone for the awesome tips! : )