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    Default i hate cars.

    2 flats within a week!!!!!!!

    today i experienced on of the worse car days of my life! Gosh! A couple days ago for some odd reason unknown to me, I got a flat tire. Thank goodness danlee was with me to change it and put the spare on. Which by the way I am totally and completely impressed with (we are not auto-educated).

    So the spare tire is on.. I'm on my way to get coffee on like the crappiest road in seattle down by the piers and as I drive over a bump my car totally jerked to the right - dun-dun-dun my spare tire goes flat!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY OMG!!! I knew I should have went to get new tires today, but I thought the spare would hold out for at least one more day - its a brand new spare tire!

    anyway..

    It's 7: pm 20 degrees out, I'm in my juicy couture velour pants, james perse longsleeve shirt and flats... D is in Hollywood for the next week (@ domain fest <-- big geek) and I was completely stranded. x's 100

    So I pulled into the gas station (conveniently right there) and tried to put air in it so I could at least make it back home. well-llllll, after 40 minutes of freezing my a*s off I realized it wasn't filling up. Apparently the inside lining of the tire is bad (according to the convenient store clerk) - - whatever that means.

    I had no idea what to do, so I called the tow company to come get me... they showed up an hour and thirty minutes later and towed me home. Then just when I thought it couldn't get any worse - the tow guy had to drop me off at the bottom of the hill, which leads up to my parking spot... well, as I was driving up the steep hill I took a sharp turn around the corner the rubber tire like fell off!!! big oops.

    here's a picture of the flat crappy spare tire, lol.

    the damage...
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    Uh Oh,

    That not a good thing!
    I took a sharp turn around the corner the rubber tire like fell off!!!
    The bad news is the rim could be also now ruined!
    I 'm sorry that you had such a bad day, and that's one thing cars are famous for leaving you stranded on the worst day at the worst time!
    This what always seeems to happen to me and my wife also!
    I just hope the rim didn't get cracked or flat spotted on edge where the bead of the tire goes from where the tire came off!
    Make sure you have that checked out really well our it could be alot worse than a flat tire the next time.
    I just hope you don't have to buy both.
    Once again sorry you had such a rotten day!

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    thanks matt

    yeah, gosh that would be a bummer if I messed up the rim. Even though it's just the spare, I really don't want to buy new one - i dont even want to know how much a new rim will cost me, or even the tires. eeek.

    ..... I just realized something. How the heck am I going to get my tires fixed It's completely undrivable, unless I want to damage my rim some more. The tow man couldn't even bring it up the hill because it has to be on a flat bed truck. wow. this situation just gets worse and worse.


    on the plus side everything is close by so I can just walk everywhere until my bf gets back and helps me figure out what to do.

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    Ohhhhh. I am sooooo sorry Jennifer!! That totally sucks and of course it would happen while Dan was gone.
    My husband has made it clear to me that I do not drive on bad tires!! Now I see why he says that. YUCK!
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    Jennifer... perhaps if you go to a tire shop they can loan you a spare for you bf to put on the car so you can at least get it to the shop without having it towed. Its worth a shot... some of those places are really nice about those kinds of things.
    Sorry about your car though... at least if you did mess up the rim, its only the spare. Can you get a new rim from a junk yard? That's what I would do.

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    UGH! Sorry about that! I got a flat tire once when I went to the mall. Luckily Verizon Wireless has that 'Road side assistance' so I just called them, they put a spare on, then I went home - slowly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    thanks matt

    yeah, gosh that would be a bummer if I messed up the rim. Even though it's just the spare, I really don't want to buy new one - i dont even want to know how much a new rim will cost me, or even the tires. eeek.

    ..... I just realized something. How the heck am I going to get my tires fixed It's completely undrivable, unless I want to damage my rim some more. The tow man couldn't even bring it up the hill because it has to be on a flat bed truck. wow. this situation just gets worse and worse.


    on the plus side everything is close by so I can just walk everywhere until my bf gets back and helps me figure out what to do.
    Hey Jennifer,

    DO NOT DRIVE THAT CAR ANY WHERE!
    you could do alot more damage to other things like: Brakes, CV Joints(if it is a front wheel on a front wheel drive), and lot of other parts including the fender.

    What I would do is:

    First off all is not lost!
    You said the one you ran the tire off the rim was a spare so....

    What I would do is get a girlfriend to run you and the orignal flat down to Walmart and get a new tire put on that rim since you didn't drive on it right?
    They have good prices and a real good warranty on flats and such and they won't rip you off!
    Plus if your out of state and get a flat and you bought it at Walmart they will honor your Walmart store's warranty!
    And this I do for a fact!
    And it does come in handy.
    Been there and had to do that!

    What ever you do make sure that they balance the New Tire and Rim!
    At least if you get that one fixed then your not stuck!
    Then you get your girlfriend's BF or DH to put it on for you!

    Hope this Helps,

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    Ahhh Jennifer... that sucks sooo bad! I don't know a thing about cars/repairs/mechanics whatever! Recently, I went to go get an OIL CHANGE!!!! A damn oil change and I was struggling!!! Sooo many oil brands... Different prices??!! THey always reccomend me the most expensive one... I swear, I get ripped off every time I go!!! Maybe I should pick up a "car for dummies" book!


    OH and if I were ever to get a flat... I wouldn't know what to do!!!!

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    Oh I just saw this after posting a question about cars. I feel your pain becuase the car I use to have would brake down all of the time!!!! Something was wrong the the transmission or whatever. Ha, I know nothing about cars either! Anyways, it always sucked having to wait to have my car towed. And one time it stalled right in the middle of the road at a red light with about 20 cars behind me!!! But thank goodness it started. And once when I was at a gas station, someone was waiting behind me to fill up gas. I got in my car to leave when I was done filling up and of course it wouldn't start . So I was comepletely humiliated when I had to get out of the car and motion to the person waiting behind me that they needed to go to a different one. Um yeah.....THAT SUCKED!!!!! So I had to wait at the gas station for like 45 mins, sitting in my car, and watching people give me strange looks.
    So Jennifer, I know exactly what you were feeling!!! Sorry you had to go through that!
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