Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ford Focus 2007..Tires!!!

I guess I should just let this go without fussing about it....but that is not going to happen for a few days.

Yesterday I took our car to the dealership to get the snow tires put on. Great staff, I always enjoy going there no complaints about them at all. My arguement is not with them..it is with FORD.

When I went in I said..please check the wear on the tires that are on the car. We have 34,000km (hatchback style) on the car..why should I EVEN begin to think that there is something wrong is My Thinking before I even made the request. I explained..well it just does not seem to handle well in the rain....just does not seem right. It is hard to tell just looking at a tire!!
CAN YOU BELIEVE it the tires are DONE!!! WORN OUT....and there is no warranty...no discounts offered by FORD on new tires..thats IT....TO BAD..there worn out.

Now before I went in I did a Google and did see that other owners have had issues with there tires also so I did have an idea I may be in trouble..but had "hoped" that the tires were not as bad as I had thought. So I left the darn tires there. No point in fighting with Ford..not good for the blood pressure. What the heck they did not charge me for getting rid of them (lucky me) and if I had brought them home I would have had to pay a dump fee after several months of writing letters and making phone calls that did me NO good at all.

So much for quality control....cars and trucks should come with tires that will last longer than this. So if you are going into winter with a Ford Focus people...and you think because it is a relativlely new car..that you don't need to check the tires..think again. Slow down and check your tires no matter what make you own before you get into an accident.

Lovely bill coming up this spring for new tires..Nice..thanks FORD..!!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

To Much To Do!

I was not ready for Thanksgiving and all the rest of the Fall chores that I needed to get looked after. Kept looking at the calendar..how on earth did this weekend arrive so quickly..oh my!!
We had a great Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends. Our oldest GD is on crutches for 6 weeks due to a torn ligament. Poor kid was just getting on her horse when she heard the snap. So she hopped and hobbled around all weekend..crutches are hateful, especially to a kid that wants to go!!

I took a few pictures of the lads heading out to the pasture. Won't be long before they will be blocked from there field. Poor guys.

Woke up this morning to rain and cooler temperatures. Oh my..best make an appointment to get the winter tires on. First snowfall is usually in November around here so don't want to get caught without them. Last year in Nov. I was in Toronto with a friend..took us 3 hours to get home. Usually it is an hour plus trip.

The Creative Sewing Festival ( or whatever changes to the name ..gets confusing ) is starting tomorrow in Toronto. Going to miss this one but will take in the Spring show when it is at the International Center. This one is downtown at the Convention Center, to many issues with parking and walking. Will just have to wait for Bunny to report on all the new goodies after her visit.

Off to do some quilting. Enjoy the day.