Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Minneapolis, MN
You Can't Fix Stupid...
So I had my tires rotated today at Discount Tire. Usually, I love these guys. They're fast, seem pretty sharp, and have quality stuff.
Well, I turned out of their lot and immediately noticed a loud sound similar to a playing card stuck in a bicycle spoke. The frequency of the noise increased with speed and stops when I brake. Discount Tire had no clue what it was when I turned around and went back. Either that, or they wouldn't fess up to whatever they botched.
My mechanic threw it up on his lift and we couldn't see anything glaringly obvious. I couldn't reproduce the sound while I was there, either.
As I got closer to home the sound got worse. I stopped by my dealer and was able to reproduce the sound this time. The tech took a look and returned with grim news. After poking around, he's pretty sure a tire tech screwed something up in the drivetrain by improperly jacking the vehicle. They're going to get into it tomorrow morning to verify.
On the plus side, I was just at the dealer the day before for other service and have inspection papers stating things were in the green. I am praying it's covered under warranty, because it could be in the thousands.
Just when I think I've witnessed the zenith of stupidity...
"You all know I take great pride in my title as Mr. Positive."