5 Reasons Why Driving To A Tire Swap Appointment Is The Worst
Have you ever blown a tire, and then had to hire a tow truck just to get your vehicle to a shop? This is an incredibly common complaint, and an easy way to double the cost of what should be just a simple tire swap.
Here for your enjoyment are 5 reasons why having to drive or deliver your vehicle to a shop for a tire swap is simply the worst.
1.Your tires are flat!
This is the most obvious reason, of course. If you’re calling to get your tires repaired, chances are good that your vehicle is in no condition to drive to the repair shop! Driving there on a flat is clearly a terrible idea, and getting a tow truck is an easy way to blow your budget.
2. Timing is tricky.
We all know how appointments work, they’re a rough estimate at best. Maybe the person before you was late, or there were unexpected difficulties. Whatever the cause, you may get your vehicle there right on time, but it’s a mystery if and when you get to leave with it.
3. Waiting rooms.
So now you’re at the shop, your car is next in line, and you’ve got a copy of yesterday’s newspaper. How long do you want to sit in an uncomfortable chair in the lobby, reading news that you’ve already seen on TV and the internet, or just mindlessly scrolling through bland Facebook posts? Sure, it beats having a flat tire forever, but surely there has to be a better way.
4. Inconvenient hours.
Like every other business, most tire shops operate primarily during “business hours” — and likely so does your job. While you may be able to get a few hours off to run to the dentist or the doctors, most employers aren’t going to want to let you go any time you need a bit of tire maintenance.
5. Why, when there’s a better way?
The reason this matters now, more than ever, is because we just don’t have to. We have delivery from restaurants and for groceries. We can order basically anything off the internet, and have it arrive within a few days. Why would we go through all this hassle to get a tire fixed, when there’s an easier way?
Thankfully, in today’s world of busy schedules, overbookings, and work that follows you home, there’s an easier way to accomplish what was previously a frustrating and time-consuming task — not to mention occasionally a very expensive one.
Now it’s easy enough to get your tires swapped or repaired wherever your vehicle happens to be. Local shops, like Menard’s Mobile Tire, are springing up in cities everywhere, offering the convenience of a tire swap while you sit on your couch and binge Netflix.
They bring all the necessary tools to wherever you’re parked and save you all the hassle. With the portable technology available today, they can even balance your tires for you in your own driveway!
Some things don’t have to be complicated — finally getting your tires swapped can be one of them.