Once I stepped outside, though, I saw there were two silver cars flanking the white truck. And I had no idea which was the loaner and which was a client's waiting to be fixed.
In my defense, I did try to clarify, but the office and garage were empty. My mechanic and his brother had both gone to lunch—disappeared during my 80 seconds of confusion.
So, faced with a 50/50 proposition, I made a choice. The keys were in it, so I was mostly sure I chose the correct car and drove it around town for more than three hours.
Like 70 percent sure.
What I am 100-percent certain of, though, is that I chose the right tires for my car. The difference in quality is astounding.
The new tires handle beautifully, corner phenomenally, ride smoothly and so, so quietly.
I thought I needed new brakes. Nope. I needed new tires—better tires. The stopping distance compared to my former set—especially in wet conditions—has surprised me the most.
Many assume that all tires are created equal. A tire is a tire, right?
Every bit of engineering that goes into a tire, from its materials to its tread pattern, changes everything. The performance, the safety, the sustainability. That's why the right tire is so important. Every detail matters.
Just like with loaner cars.
"It's the silver one, parked to the right of the white truck."
Pustay Beaven loves tires, romance novels and Kraken hockey. Turns out, she has never stolen a car. Find her on LinkedIn or at [email protected].