Thursday, October 19, 2017

Got A Flat? Too Bad About That

New York Daily News
Nearly 30% of new cars don't include spare tires
"All told, 28% of 2017 model cars do not come with a spare tire as standard equipment. Instead, some vehicles include tire-inflator kits that can temporarily repair small punctures. But that does little to help a blown-out tire. “Also, tire-inflator kits can cost up to 10 times more than a tire repair and have a shelf life of only four to eight years,” according to AAA."

Come on--what did you expect for $20,000. The good thing is with GPS on-board you can call a garage telling them exactly where you are. Then wait a couple of hours for someone to come out and sell you one. Then on the other hand I'm not too hot on changing a flat on the side of a highway the way people drive these days.

Maybe I watch too many cop shows but I'd think might we be better off driving a couple of miles on the rims. Why not? The tire is shot any way. Beats getting hit.

You'd think with all the new technology around someone could come up with something better then filling a tire with air.

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