Front tires were looking rough, and I knew they were on their last leg but figured I had a good 5K more miles. But I had been evidently checking front driver's side, because Sunday I looked at the front passenger side and it was BAD, maypop status. Ok, so then looked at the back tires. Back driver side was bad, but not too bad, and better than front, but still god for maybe 10K miles or so. But PASSENGER side, well, it was done. YIL - Check ALL tires.
So go today to get 4 new tires. No Michelins to be found. Could do two Michelins, but not 4. So got a step down tire. Still $119 a tire. KFC. Ok, so a set of not Michelins at the price of my last set of Michelins. Great. Then also knew front brakes were marginal and back was bad. Yep, they found it. So 4 new brake pads. Looking at 4 digits now.
Now this comes after just replacing the TV the youngest broke.
the old 4Runner and the general Jounge consensus was "Why would Greenr, not a mechanic, trust a youtube video with his family's lives instead of just paying a professional to replace those brake pads?"
Well, you will all be happy to know, I replaced the brake pads a long time ago and THEN sold the car.
“When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?”
John Maynard Keynes
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
is a good way to lose a couple of those pesky little fingers on that hand. Especially with mulching blades, which usually means 4 blades. 2x4 wedge and banging the wrench with a hammer is my go-to method...
But the brakes LAWD HAP MUSSY. Those things must have been horrible, because I about ate the windshield the first time I hit them. Took the entire ride home to adjust from evidently horrible brakes to super sensitive brakes.