My car got a flat tire this past Sunday and I suspect my initial reaction was different than most anyone facing the same situation. Believe it or not, the first thing that came to mind was this: "Wow. The TREAD Act worked perfectly for me."
So this is how it transpired, and I will say in advance, if you ever have to get a flat tire while driving, I doubt things could go any better than they did for my wife and I.
Early in the afternoon, we were heading up to Cleveland from our home in Akron to have a late brunch. We were on I-77, one of the main interstate routes in our part of the world. We were a little more than half way to our destination when the tire pressure monitoring system warning light came on in our 2017 Ford Escape.
It was a bit surprising because the Escape only has a bit more than 15,000 miles on it and the Michelin tires that came as original equipment were in seemingly good shape. Of course, it is the start of "Orange Barrel Season" around here, where road construction is common and running over something to cause a flat tire unfortunately isn't a rare occurrence.