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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Something Wrong With This Picture!

Yesterday, my brother-in-law noticed that there was something wrong with our driver's side rear tire. Yeah, I'd say 3 completely missing lug nuts, two sheared off studs, and a seriously messed up drum and wheel count as "something wrong."
I was hoping that a review of the Jiffy Lube security footage of them inspecting my car last week would show that they did in fact pull the left rear tire (as our paperwork shows), and they would be taking care of this problem for us.
Unfortunately, I just got off the phone with Jiffy Lube, and they apparently did not pull a tire. Which means this little predicament is the fault of my husband and father-in-law, who must not have tightened the lug nuts when they replaced the brake shoes in early September.
So that's the bad news. The good news is that Tony noticed our little problem before any more of the studs came completely off, before we managed to lose a tire on the freeway, and before any of us were injured. In light of all that could have happened, I really just find myself grateful.
I'll just have to remember that gratitude while we take the time and money to get the truck fixed and while we have to rely on the charity of others who lend us their vehicles because the truck is our sole source of transportation.
Gratitude... gratitude... gratitude...


Kris said...

I'm SO glad you guys discovered this problem. I can't imagine what it would be like to lose a tire while driving on the freeway. The Lord is watching out for you.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap - you dodged an enormous bullet. This is probably more scary than you even realize. I'm glad someone saw it.

This leads me to self-repair...oftentimes a great thing to help with expenses and stuff, but just as often more costly. And as this illustrates, not just in dollars.

I don't know the answer. We're do-it-yourself-ers, but there are a lot of things we learned to leave to the experts...through the school of hard knocks.

Geez. I'm really just so relieved for you...super scary.

Nene said...

I'm around all day everyday - need a lift, let me know! Want to borrow my Jeep? It's yours...

Glad to know you're being watched after though! That could have been a not so happy ending!