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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Doug's Domain

Doug Vetter, ATP/CFI

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September 2002

About a month after I managed to get all four tires balanced perfectly, I got a nail in the left front tire. Errrrr. The tire didn't lose any pressure, thankfully, but there was no way I was going to trust it at 100+ MPH. Cost was $150 with mount and balance. I thought for sure I would incur another $20 to have my dealer spin it up but it seems as though the tire was balanced reasonably well.

After almost five years, I became convinced the wiper blades were shot. They didn't look bad, but started to "skip" across the windwhield....and this on glass recently treated with Rain-X. For those that just dropped their jaw at the timeframe, keep in mind that I very rarely use the wipers...Rain-X has always done a fine job of wiping the windshield even during heavy rain...with a lot less noise, too.

Total cost for this service was $62.