You know that feeling when you think finally you are ahead of the game?
That was how I was on Thursday when it was Pay Day. I was finally beginning to get my savings to some sort of respectability.
Then Friday happened.
I had a meeting in the late afternoon for work. As, I got back into the car , I happened to glance at my front wheel as I had gone into the space at an angle and the wheels were turned out.
Oh Dear!.... Oh Sh*t!
That front driver side wheel did not look good..... neither for that matter does the the passenger side.
I had thought the car was being a little odd, but with an MOT booked for September I had decided it could wait.
I stopped at the first available garage on my way home, and got them to check the tread. Yup, both tyres needed changing on my little VW POLO. Cost?
£130 plus another £45 to check the balance.
Umm, I don't think so!
So the drive back to W Towers was interspersed with 4 stops at garages for quotes.
I managed to get the price down to £50 per tyre.... actually they wanted £51 per tyre, but I gave then my winning smile and they knocked £2 off.
Saturday then saw me at this tyre specialist, getting them replaced.
I could have REALLY done without this additional cost, but the reality is tyres save lives and if I had been in an accident my insurance would have not have covered me.
Plus the POLO has it's first MOT next month, so I suppose I am just spreading the cost.
Lesson.... never accept the first price on car repairs. Get quotes, I saved £30 from the first garage.