Problems At the Tire Shop For the Old Van

Tuesday November 8, 2022 Guerneville CA.

Rims and tires

It was raining good when I got it going today, so I stayed in the house where it was warm and dry until it was time to drive on over to  the tire shop to get 4 new rims and two more new tires for the van.tireshop


At the appointed time I pulled the van into their work bay and gave the guy who was going to work on it instructions on where I wanted what and told him I was going over to Walmart to look for wipers for the van and left him to it.


But when I returned I found out there was a problem with the new rims hitting a steering arm. Oh, and the Walmart didn’t have any wiper blades to fit the van either.van


Wrong rims

What, the guy was supposed to have checked the  size of the wheels when I was in here to make the appointment last week. I had a look at the rims he had out to mount and said those aren’t the right rims. They were 8 inches wide and not the six inch ones I needed and the backset was 4,8 instead of the 3.5 inches I’d measured at home.

So he got the boss and they went back in the back and came out with three white rims instead of the four black rims they should have had. Darn.

The boss apologized and said he only had three of the four white ones and one silver one instead of the four black ones I ordered as his inventory got screwed up.  I’d have to wait for them to order up some more rims but I said I’ll take the three white ones and silver one and I’ll just paint them black like I did the old ones.

I thought that was easier than wasting another day doing this.

Get er done

So they got to work and got the 4 new rims and the two new tires mounted up and


I have to admit the new rims rolled along smoother than the old bent ones did while driving home

Once home I let the chickens out and went in the house for a  nap.chickens


Nice day.

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3 Responses to Problems At the Tire Shop For the Old Van

  1. Gaelyn says:

    All right, another thing off the list.

  2. Patsy Irene says:

    As Nancy says. At least you have 4 new rims and you can easily paint them.

  3. Nancy K says:

    It’s so frustrating when they get orders wrong. At least you got new tires for a smoother ride.

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