We discovered a big screw in the front tire of the truck. We went to Tire Plus to have it repaired. We didn’t think to get a quote for the service since it just for a tire repair. The last tire we had repaired was in Georgia at the place we bought the tires from. It was $10. That was last month.
They fixed it and I went inside to pay. Al said it was going to cost about $12.
$12 for fix a flat I asked? When did tires get so expensive to fix?
I went inside to pay, and the guy told me the bill was $24.60. I thought he got our bill mixed up with someone else. Or maybe he fixed two or three tires? I was shocked! When we questioned the bill, he said $10 of the bill was to re-balance the tire, and the rest was because they repaired it from the inside, and didn’t just plug it. He said every time you remove a tire, you should re-balance it. First time we’d heard that!
So $24.60 later we had a repaired tire and we were on our way. I guess I am dating myself, but I remember when it used to be $5 to fix a flat!
We had planned on leaving for Fort Myers today, but Al got sick Thanksgiving day. He has had had a couple bouts of diverticulitis and it flared up Thursday. He was one miserable guy. We decided to postpone our trip and leave tomorrow. He seems to be feeling better today after doctoring him with some aloe vera, papaya and oregano oil.
So tomorrow bright and early, we’re heading south. Just in time too, because I hear there is a cold front coming!