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The tire is not *fine*
So I got up ass early this morning to take my car in for an 8AM service appointment (scheduled at such an hour so I could make it to work by my normal hour - I was actually early). It was time for a service - oil change, tire rotation, brake inspection, etc. Needs must.

Well, I've had a slow leak in my left rear tire for a while now. I've hit it with Fix-A-Flat a couple of times, but it still leaks. I've had to put air in it every few days for a while, but I figured I'd wait for the service visit and have it all taken care of.

So what part of "The tire is leaking and I have to keep putting air in it" is hard to understand? At the end of my visit I get told "Well, we didn't find any leaks. The tire is fine."

No, the fucking tire is NOT fucking fine, dipshit! IT IS LEAKING. I've not used the car for a few days and found it just about in the rim it is so flat. Less than 10psi in the tire (the lowest my gauge will read). I've filled it to 32psi and a few days later had it at 20psi. They didn't even dismount the tire. I didn't say "I think the tire is leaking", asshole. I said "The tire has a leak." I deliberately brought it in to have it fixed, not be brushed off. Unless the tire fairy is following me around and letting out the air wherever I park (it has been flat after being parked at Logan for a week when I went to AX in July) the tire is leaking.

And since they rotated the tires now I have to figure out where it ended up so I can keep an eye on it. And when it starts to go flat again I'll take it to the Goodyear Tire Center close to work instead of the dealer. Maybe they'll know how to fix a fucking leak when they're told to.

I got maybe 4 hours of sleep, I have a headache, my back still hurts (though not as much as it had been), and I started the day pissed off.

Oh, this should be a fun day.

I am: disgruntled
Current Media: office buzz

seigyoku From: seigyoku Date: September 5th, 2003 08:35 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I have a hole in a tooth. I know I do. I can feel it. Look in mirror, I can see it. Sometimes it hurts like hell. When sweet or cold things hit it, it really really hurts like hell.

Dentists tell me there is nothing there. That I've seen pieces of the tooth come off means nothing, their X-Rays say my teeth are fine.

>_< Now I count the days till I get insurance.
starcreator From: starcreator Date: September 5th, 2003 10:25 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
If it helps, tires are -usually- rotated to opposite corners - I can't think of any purpose rotating them any other way would serve other than unbalancing the car further.

Yeah, I had a tire like that too - and I actually got it patched at a gas station, where the person there was helpful enough to tell me that the hole was so close to the sidewall that I'd be better off getting the tire replaced the completely, as the patch might not have held. (Yes, we ended up replacing the tire instead.)
pdelahanty From: pdelahanty Date: September 5th, 2003 10:31 am (UTC) (Direct Link)


You parked at Logan...for a week? Ouch! I guess that was your wallet I heard screaming.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: September 5th, 2003 01:41 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I guess you missed my entry on the subject... http://www.livejournal.com/users/zonereyrie/83256.html
rhysara From: rhysara Date: September 8th, 2003 12:19 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Maybe that's why you recognized me, I'm the tire fairy... it's a union job.