I got a flat on our rear tire of our SUV – it’s a 2001 BMW X5 4.4 with the ‘sport package’. This I think just means it rides stiff and has some big tires.
I didn’t know it was flat and drove home on it – about 2 miles but that was enough to pretty much eat the sidewalls and make it un-repairable. It has a full size spare – so I changed it and brought the damaged tire to the BMW dealer. When I showed up with just a tire it confused them. No one they said, had ever brought in just a tire. They didn’t have a process for writing up a tire so they said, let’s just pretend to write up the car and just note there is only a tire – I had confounded their computer system since I suppose no one expected a BMW owner to fix their own tire (sort of).
The tire was a Michelin but instead of a 700x23, it’s a 285/45 R19. The tire was $350 and a new valve stem was $4.97 and labor/taxes got me to almost $400. So for the Christmas that we had planned on ‘keeping simple’ and not spending a ton on stuff we don’t really need, we’ve got a $500 dog and a $400 tire.
I also haven’t done any workouts since last Thursday which I think makes me a big fat loser.
Pass the egg nog please.