hail hail my tires are bald

@dawnald (84155)
Shingle Springs, California
February 26, 2011 1:44am CST
So today after physical therapy I texted Dearra that I was coming to pick her up, and she texted me back that it was hailing. Funny because I was only about 10 minutes away, and from where I was it wasn't raining or really even looking threatening. But about halfway there it started raining a bit. No hail though. After she got in the car, we went down to the elementary school to get the twins. As we got out of the car, it started to hail lightly. As we walked to the day care room, it hailed harder. By the time I had them checked out and back to the car, the hail had literally covered the street. Wonderful driving home on my bald tires, it was, as I had to go very, very slowly, and still was doing a fair amount of slipping and sliding. By they time we got past the other elementary school it was back to raining again, but we had a nice buildup of hail on the car when we got home. Think I had better look into replacing those tires...
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
27 Feb 11
you bet and should have long time ago! Here we have a place that sell 2nd hand tires with good tread on them pretty cheap like $25 a peice look for one of these places and get them replaced! and soon!
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
We got new ones. Not cheap, but I'm good for another 50,000 miles...
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
1 Mar 11
cool and very good I know they arent cheap I got new ones a few years ago!
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Mar 11
mini van ones especially are expensive
@savypat (20248)
• United States
26 Feb 11
It's so easy to take our cars for granted, we forget that they are deadly weapons and it's important to keep them in good repair for the saftey of those inside the car and other outside the car. Be smart get these fixed.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
Done, brand new tires....
@savypat (20248)
• United States
28 Feb 11
Nice going Dawn, now I can quit holding my breath. Grandma Pat
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
Oh heavens, I should have told you Saturday. lol
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
26 Feb 11
We haven't had any moisture since October, I think. At this point, I think I'd take even hail or snow. But isn't hail unusual, even for California, at this time of the year?
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
Not all that unusual. We don't get it often, but it's not rare to see it once or twice a year....
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
28 Feb 11
Well, we're still hoping for rain...or even snow...something. Our hail storms are usually July-October.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
Ours are pretty random...
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
2 Mar 11
This is one of the many reasons why I hate winter. It is always about this time when I discover that my tires are also bald. I've been in a few fish-tailing myself, so it isn't a problem for me. The big thing is when I am with my kids. They seem to enjoy it, but I just don't want that kind of danger when I am with them.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Mar 11
Catching up? lol It's pretty rare that I have to deal with any icy conditions here, but I did know that it was time to replace the tires.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
2 Mar 11
Yes I am. I guess this is something that you would have to learn to deal by yourself, from this point on. Right?
@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Feb 11
When I had my first car it had bald tires. If I parked too close to the sidewalk and the cement there I could get a flat. It was pathetic. I didn't want to pay out for a new set of tires because I was getting another car.
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
They are replaced now...
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Feb 11
That must feel good.
@BarBaraPrz (18492)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Feb 11
That might be a plan...
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
Plan executed, tires replaced! Another Costco deal...
@BarBaraPrz (18492)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Feb 11
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
26 Feb 11
Funnily enough I need new tyres too. I have a slow puncture in one and I just don't like the others. They were a "cheap" (no such thing in the UK) and I am feeling the effect of my parsimony. Our tyres are all that keep us on the road - change them
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
26 Feb 11
Change them please. I only have one friend in Sacramento and I want to keep her.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
They were changed on Saturday.
@rameshchow (5284)
• India
26 Feb 11
I am feeling very happy that my friend dawnald had reached to her home safe without any bad news. And as soon as possible change those tires, it is better to your safety. How is your children's feelings about this.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
I don't know if the children even noticed. But the tires were replaced on Saturday!
• India
1 Mar 11
tires replaced. Then do drive as per your wish... Like a hollywood movie, hahahha
@sacmom (14336)
• United States
26 Feb 11
Yeah, I heard that it hailed in the area. Rancho Cordova was hit with some good sized hail (an inch in diameter, I think). A funnel cloud was spotted in the area as well. So, did you get hit with any snow? You better get those tires and soon, if you can. As it is it's getting time to get some for my truck. Just have to get a job first. Either that or win the lottery. LOL Drive safe and happy mylotting!
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@sacmom (14336)
• United States
26 Feb 11
Apparently a tornado did touch down. Here's the link if you happened to miss the story: http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=124950&provider=top
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
I heard about it, but I did miss the story. No snow, we were just a little bit too far down.
@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
1 Mar 11
It does sound like it might be time to replace the bald tires. We replaced the tires on my car a couple of years ago and as of right now we still have a lot of tread on the tires. However, there are a lot of times when we are driving that it scares me a little bit because of the fact that it can get a little bit hairy to know about. I'm sure that you were happy that Dearra did let you know that it was hailing in advance.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Mar 11
Done - Saturday, another CostCo special...
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
27 Feb 11
Yes Dawn I think you better had to lol Here in the UK if we get caught with Bold Tyres it is points on your License and a Fine
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
I don't know if mine were bad enough for a fine, but they are replaced now...
• Philippines
27 Feb 11
you really should change those bald tires braking is going to be very difficult since your car will most probably slide on any surface due to loss of road grip if you're on a budget, buy 2 for the rear and then when you have more buy another 2 and then send those bald tires to a legit recycling place
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
Tires are replaced. We did discuss buying only 2, but we ended up doing all 4.
@bunnybon7 (34480)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Feb 11
i would say that you certainly should for safety sake. i know when i was stopped in ohio one time the cop put on not only running red light(which changed as soon as was right under it) but also bare tires? i never knew that some places have a law. what next are they going to do to us with laws...uuuggghh.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
Yeah they can cite you for that. Also if it's snowy and chains are required, they can turn you around if your tires are bald.
@jillhill (37399)
• United States
26 Feb 11
I think that is a very good idea...you wouldn't last five minutes on our winter roads with bald tires! Even with good ones some days it dangerous!
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
another good reason to live in California
@peavey (15808)
• United States
26 Feb 11
That sounds like a scary drive! There comes a time when tires really do need to be replaced. ;)
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
Yeah it didn't slide too much as I was going really slowly, but still, scary. Tires are replaced now.
@much2say (37480)
• United States
26 Feb 11
Glad you made it home safely! I've always been one to procrastinate on replacing things that SHOULD be replaced. My hubby is actually going through this right now . . . one of his tires has a "bubble" that is about to burst (it's been growing in the past 3 days), so he took my car this morning to work. Hopefully he will get new tires put in later this afternoon . . . he HAS to for this coming work week. He can't just leave work during the day as they are swamped (plus he is still relatively the new guy) - and he can't leave early enough to get new tires. ANYWAY - so how did it feel to skate with your car? Hee hee.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
R is the procrastinator, likes pushing things to the limit. That's when I pull out the "do you want your children driving around in a car with bald tires" bit. Of course next time I will be on my own and nobody to blame but myself.
@GardenGerty (93698)
• Marion, Kansas
26 Feb 11
For Thursday they had predicted freezing rain, fog, snow, ice, etc. Son has to be at work by 5:00 a.m. He said what we actually had was hail, also known as industrial strength freezing rain. Yes, do get your tires done, it helps. Be safe.
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
tires are replaced...
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
26 Feb 11
I am glad you didn't have an accident. It sounds like you had better replace them very soon. If not with new ones, you might find used a little cheaper.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
We got new ones at Costco, so I"m good for another 50,000 miles.
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
26 Feb 11
Glad you reached home safe. Get those tiers change ASAP. Note the word "Get". Hard to imagine you with a tier iron.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
Got tires taken care of at CostCo on Saturday. Done, and good for another 50,000 miles....
• United States
26 Feb 11
So glad you made it home safe. The weather has been very bad a lot lately. I think the tires need replaced. Stay safe.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Feb 11
Yep, the tires were about 5,000 miles overdue, and they were replaced on Saturday.