agggh - flat tire - advice anyone?
anyone know anyone who knows anything about cars? if so, please forward them this entry. email to ji_sou AT yahoo DOT com. please.
i got a flat tire. as in gaping-hole flat tire. i have no donut. the "spare" in my trunk has a hole you can fit your hand through. yes, there was no advance planning on my part.
they sell donuts at the tire place for $35. they sell new tires for something like $40. to put them on and all that is $10. ok, good deal.
but i can't get there. and i can't afford to get it towed.
shall i take take my internet instructions and take my old tire off, take the rim to the tire place & have them put the new tire on the rim? then do the rest of it myself? or take my neighbor up on her offer of her donut - we have no idea if it fits (i dunno how standard those things are) and drive it to the tire place? patch the hole with a piece of duct tape and use some fix-a-flat and cross my fingers?
i have no idea how to take care of this, but i'm pretty sure any more trying to figure it out is going to make me cry. hep!