The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer #52:

A Web Log about mud tires from A Phantom Tire Buyer with a Secret Identity

I am not an avid hunter.  As a Phantom Tire Buyer, I get a lot of questions from all sorts of people, but never once has a hunter asked me something like “Hello Phantom, are the mallards aflight?”  I was invited to tag along once on a hunting trip, but my cape kept getting snagged in the underbrush – significantly slowing down my compadres. 

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The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer #51:

A Web Log about a bad dream from A Phantom Tire Buyer with a Secret Identity

I had a nightmare last night.  I’m afraid it’s a recurring bad dream that visits me annually right around this time of year.  I am walking into a strange tire store, not like a Tire Discounters at all, in fact, I would describe it as the Anti-Tire Discounters.  Filled with a sense of foreboding, I look around for the comforting sight of a Hunter Alignment rack – there are none to seen!  No alignment racks at all!

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The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer #50:

A Web Log about your windshield from A Phantom Tire Buyer with a Secret Identity

I am often astounded by Tire Discounters.  Recently, I was following a construction vehicle in the Phantomobile.  The sign on the rear of the truck said stay back 100 feet.  I calculated that I was at least 107 feet behind the truck, but, lo and behold, my windshield was struck by a flying pebble. 

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The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer #45:

A Web Log about tire pressure from A Phantom Tire Buyer with a Secret Identity

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite pastimes is to wonder about and check the tire pressure on various vehicles.  If I can help improve even one person’s tire wear and vehicle safety, to me that is time very well spent.  But, even on my best day, I can only check between 300 to 400 vehicles.  (Although, on June 21st, the longest day of the year, I checked 628 vehicles.)  So, I can’t promise to get to your personal vehicle. 

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The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer #43:

A Web Log about ADAS from A Phantom Tire Buyer with a Secret Identity

The Phantomobile is an older vehicle, and as such doesn’t feature an Advanced Driver’s Assistance System.  Those of us in the “biz” (if you’ll forgive my informality!) refer to it as ADAS.  I was recently at the Tire Discounter’s Performance store, when I happened upon Dave Cahill, the Director of Training. 

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The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer #41:

A Web Log about heat from A Phantom Tire Buyer with a Secret Identity

It is hot.  My Phantom Lair is located in a top secret location in Cincinnati, Ohio.  And like many of our friends in the Midwest, we are experiencing a massive heat wave.  I am trying to stay inside whenever possible.  BUT – as a Phantom Tire Buyer, I have responsibilities that only grow more crucial with every uptick of the thermometer. 

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The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer #40:

A Web Log about a secret from A Phantom Tire Buyer with a Secret Identity

I decided that for my summer vacation this year, I would load up the Phantomobile and tour every town fortunate enough to be home to the greatest tire store in the world, Tire Discounters!  So, from smallish towns like Wilmington, OH, to boomtowns like Nashville, TN, I reserved overnight accommodations at various bed & breakfasts along the route.  Naturally, I used my secret identity when making the reservations.  I discovered long ago that getting a decent credit card approved under the name Phantom Tire Buyer is problematic at best.

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