After doing the title transfer and getting a 30 day tag, I was all set to drive the SAAB home to show my excited family. But then I remembered that the previous owner mentioned a slow leak in one of the tires. So, I drove into the shop and added some air. It’s a good thing, too, because after getting it up to 32 psi, I noticed where it was leaking. An inch long gash in the tire wall was grinning at me.
On the way home in my company demo, I called Lou’s Tire Mart. It was then that I found that this car takes V-rated performance tires. I guess that means you can drive 149 mph without problems. Who cares, right? Well, most tire shops won’t install tires with a lesser rating for safety reasons. And with a cost of $110 each, I went looking for a second opinion. The second opinion didn’t help — Conrad’s in Painesville wanted the same price. So, I figured I’d look on Craigslist for a cheap used tire just to get by.
Tonight, we were driving along Lake Shore Blvd. on the way to a benefit dinner at Mentor Christian School when I noticed a pair of tires leaning against a telephone pole in somebody’s front yard. Could it be? When we finally stopped in the driveway, I noticed a Honda Del Sol at the end of the driveway. This just might work. Sure enough, there were a pair of 205/65R15 tires waiting for a new home. Cool! Not only did God provide the car, he also provided the tires!