Except there were no sprinklers on.
As I walked to the trunk to get my purse, I saw the air gushing from my back driver's side tire. It was deflating as I watched.
Thank goodness for AAA.
He came, put air in my never-been-used (at least as long as I've owned the car - 9 years) spare, and changed the tire.
|the first hero of the day.|
|the car with the spare.|
When I left work a few hours later - headed straight for Discount Tire in Draper - I was driving no faster than 50 on the freeway (my dad had mentioned not driving faster than 55 on a spare, and some quick google searches said spare tires have a speed written on them, mine said 50) with my hazards on so people wouldn't think I was just a horrible driver.
More than halfway home my car started jerking (more than usual at freeway speeds) a lot. I pulled over when I could and checked the other tires thinking maybe I had run over something else when I parked at work. The other three were fine, and I circled around back to the spare.
Thank goodness for AAA again.
|my second hero arrives.|
|loads the car at the risk to his life - literally.i read earlier in the day that one tow truck driver is killed every day in the States.|
|my sad car.|
He took me to Discount Tire where the tire was fixed and the shredded spare was put back in my trunk. Now I need another spare (which I was told would cost me at least $150) or a wheel from a salvage yard and then a new tire (which will most likely be cheaper).