RE: [DML] No spare?
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RE: [DML] No spare?

In other words you intentionally lied with the intent to disrupt things

And for what it's worth, I don't recall anybody ever calling somebody an
idiot for carrying a spare. Those of us that don't carry them simply go
by a different and more modern approach to this issue (nothing wrong wit
the older style). FYI, I've had my cars towed more often due to an
accident then I've had by a blown or flat tire. In fact, with the last 9
or so flats I've had, 0 have required a spare or tow. Like I said, there
are different ways to approach this and just because somebody does it
differently does not make them wrong.

VIN 4099

P.S. For clarification, I carry a compressor and a can of fix-a-flat in
all my cars. Most flats are slow leaking and a compressor gets you going
again. Fix-a-flat is for the worse leaks. A tow is only a last resort.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [DML] No spare?
From: Stephen Rice <stevedmc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, July 26, 2013 5:47 am
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

      For what its worth, I carry a full size spare along with a fire
 extinguisher. To me it doesn't make sense sitting on the side of the
 for an hour waiting for a tow truck. In that hour people will approach
 you. Being approached by complete strangers on shoulder of the road in
 middle of nowhere at night is not safe in my opinion.
 A few weeks ago I was traveling from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to the
 Nashville area. About half way into my trip the tread separated on one
 my rear tires that was purchased less than three years ago. The tire
 plenty of tread yet was a cheap made in China Primewell tire.
 I made sure I had control of the car, steered onto the shoulder, and
 replaced the tire with my full size spare. Despite what people will
 you, what was left of my rear tire and rim fit nicely in the trunk
 I was able to close the bonnet with no problem at all. The whole thing
 took me about 5 minutes and I was on my way.
 I then stopped at the nearest exit, about 5 miles away, did a visual
 inspection and made a few phone calls. The nearest city with tire
 was 50 miles away. Had I relied on AAA they would have towed me to the
 nearest tire store and I would have to wait for them to order
 Just because a tow truck can arrive in an hour, it doesn't mean your
 will be back on the road in an hour.
 I drove my car at interstate speed for 50 miles until I made it to
 Pepboys. I could have continued my trip on my full size spare but I
 didn't trust the rest of the tires. I had the full set replaced and I
 on my way.
 I had a commitment to be at an event for 8pm in the Nashville area for
 someone that was paying to rent my car. Had I waited for AAA I never
 have been able to keep my obligation.
 And yes, I do carry a fire extinguisher in my car despite my question
 the necessity of having one. Frankly I don't understand how one can say
 spare tire is stupid, yet a fire extinguisher is not. Every car has the
 potential for problems whether it be new or old. Being responsible and
 preparing to be able to take care of yourself is your choice. If you
 others to be responsible for you, then that is your choice.
 David T, its now your turn to share your wisdom.
 -Steve Rice


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