See that tire? That’s mine :'(
I was driving along Edsa last night when I suddenly heard weird sounds. I ignored it at first and thought that it was just noisy outside and besides my car is an old one. So I thought it was normal.
After awhile, the sound was really getting louder & louder. I already had this gut feeling that I was running flat. Unfortunately though, There was no gas station around.
So I have to drive till I reach a gas station located at Aurota Boulevard. I asked if anyone of them can help me change my tire. One of them did 🙂 I gave the guy Php 100 as an incentive, if not for him, I don’t even know how I will go home with that kind of tire damage.
Now I have a new dilemma. Another suprise expense for me, it seems like I’m spending so much on my car now. The other year I spent 60k on repairs, last year about 20k and this year, I’m just scared, don’t want to even think about it.
Looking at the positive side, I’m safe!!! Imagine driving with that kind of tire? I can easily enter into car accidents but I was safe! Thank God! 🙂
Change all 4 tires, buy 1 more extension tire. And the budget? I’m so dead. :'(
Update (August 21, 2009):
Finally bought 4 tires, decided to get Yokohama. Thanks to Ankol for keeping me company the whole morning and guiding me on what to do 🙂
I would also like to thank Alvin for giving the contact, got a huge discount from a retailer! Thanks also to my colleagues & friends for sharing their knowledge about cars & tires, really appreciate it.
Aside from changing tires, my car also had change oil & tune up :).
Here are the breakdown of expenses:
- Yokohama Tires (185/65 R14 86H) – Php 10,000
- Balance Weights for the Tires – Php 160
- 4 Pieces Spark Plugs – Php 380
- 4 Bottles Motor Oil – Php 1,400
- 1 Oil filter – Php 160
- 1 Air Cleaner – Php 200
- Engine Tune Up – Php 150
- Change Oil – Php 200
- Break Fluid – Php 70
TOTAL: Php 12,720