Brag about my mechanic

Remember this image? I photoshopped it way back when I didn’t have a car, and was eyeing this one. Ha!!

I go into my local auto-shop once or twice a year to get summer tires taken off and winters put on. The service I get is just great.  I don’t know how the owner remembers my voice even if I call from a different phone number. Either he’s good with voices, or I just have a really distinct voice. Either way, I called and asked him:

“Hey! I’d like to make an appointment to get my winter tires put on, please?”

He responds: “For your little mazda?”

YES! That’s me!!!!

He mentioned they were booking for Thursday or Friday of this week, but I told him “No this day [XX] in December please”  he laughed, I only assume because people are usually in a rush come the first snow fall (even though we haven’t had ours yet)  and want them on ASAP.

But that made me smile. Good customer service, I say. The only thing I don’t like about winter tires is that they don’t have nice rims. At least mine are black and not rotting silver color. I don’t want hubcaps either mainly because I don’t need them so why shell out the dough. I could use the money to shell out for some new cute riding boots.

When I lived in Newfoundland, we had studded tires. Up here it’s a bit different as studs on the tires are illegal.

Do you have winter tires for your car?

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6 Comments

  1. I do have winter tired and my dad puts them on for me. I guess we are lucky cuz he can do it all in the garage that we have. It’s pretty nice. Dunno when they are going on thou. lol

  2. We had our first snow fall on Saturday so it’s snow tires season once again. I was slipping a little bit on some side streets on the way to school this morning so I made my appointment for Friday. I do not like driving in the winter without my snow tires. My hubster swears by his all-season tires but he also has a jeep so it’s a bit tougher than my Altima. But he has also gotten stuck in our driveway. . . twice.

  3. No snow tires here. Didn’t have them in Western NY, and don’t now in NJ. (They’d probably be overkill here in NJ most winters – with the exception of last winter). I do have tires that are supposed to be good

    While they are not “snow tires” I do have newish tires from this summer that are supposed to be good in rain, snow, slush, etc (hubby did all the research and decided on these tires).

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