The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer #29

Dear  Diary

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

March 1, 2019

I don’t know that I’ve ever felt so honored.  My good friend Chip Wood took time out of his busy day to call me on the Phantom Phone yesterday and guess what – he invited me to be a guest at the Tire Discounters Winner’s Circle Awards Dinner!  Be still my heart.  This is the biggest night of the year, and only the best of the best Tire Discounters technicians and store personnel will be in attendance. 

First, I’ll have to carefully clean and launder my cape.  The paparazzi is sure to be outside on the red carpet in full force.  I hope I’ll be able to maintain my professional comportment when interviewed under the lights by the glamorous hosts of “Access Tire and Rubber”. 

I found myself musing about who will win such coveted awards as General Manager of the year, when a thought struck me:  what if we all concentrated less on the final winners and considered that the real honor and victory was the nomination itself!  Wow.  What a radically new way of looking at things.  I’m humbled by the fact that I thought of it.   

Ps:  By extension, maybe the REAL winners are all the people smart enough to be loyal Tire Discounters customers…alignment, so crucial!

Pothole Patrol

Tire Discounters is committed to keeping everyone safe on the roads. We encourage you not to ignore potholes but report them. If you have encountered a pothole and want to report it, simply click on the link of the state in which you wish to report your dreaded pothole.

Report a Pothole Online

Alabama              Georgia                Indiana                

Kentucky              Ohio                     Tennessee

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The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer #28



Dear  Diary

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

February 12, 2019

Potholes!  Anyone who has ventured out onto the roads recently has had to deal with these sinister sink-holes.  In no way do I mean to disparage the good and hard working people who maintain our roads – BUT, imagine my dismay upon discovering a cavernous crater right outside of my lair!  If these rascals feel free to scar the road of a Phantom Tire Buyer with a secret identity and close personal friend of Chip Wood’s, who knows what havoc they are wreaking upon those who have no connection to Tire Discounters!

But fear not!  In the interest of safe travel for everyone, Tire Discounters ALWAYS offers free inspections, even to those who have not been wise enough to take advantage of their goods and services.

So the best thing you can do if you’ve encountered one of these malicious menaces is to head to Tire Discounters, toot-sweet, and have your tire inspected and alignment checked!

Now I must go.  I intend to stand guard over the pothole outside of my lair and warn unsuspecting drivers of the impending danger.  Fortunately, my cape is weather-proof.

Avoid Pothole Damage

The constantly changing temperatures are taking their toll on the roads. As you spend time cruising behind the wheel, you should keep your eyes peeled for potholes. Here are a few simple things you can do to avoid letting potholes disrupt your commute:

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The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer – Entry #27



Dear  Diary

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

February 4, 2019

I have never been too concerned about my eyesight.  As a Phantom Tire Buyer with a secret identity, my glasses are an integral part of my clever disguise.  And yet, dear diary, I must confide to you that the lenses are clear!  It was only after Tire Discounters installed my new windshield wipers that I supected something was amiss.  I anxiously awaited the first rain or snowfall after the installation so that I would witness perfect clarity with each swipe of the new blades.  Finally, the big day came, and with the falling of the first flakes I hopped in the Phantomobile for a spin!

Swipe/and the windshield is clean!  Then, more flakes and/swipe…an utterly pristine windshield!  As you might imagine, I was enthralled by process, but it’s rather repetitive to describe.

Just then, in scanning the road ahead left to right as safe drivers do, I detected a vague blurriness in objects that were far away.  I made haste to the eye doctor and was informed that my vision was not 20/20!

There is a lesson here.  New wipers at Tire Discounters are effective and endlessly fascinating, but proper vision is just as important.  So from this day on, when I see someone with unsightly streaks on their windshields, my advice will be twofold:  go to Tire Discounters for new windshield wipers – and get your eyes checked by a medical professional.

What is TPMS and Why is it Important?

As mother nature continues to exhibit her hold on our weather during the winter months, your dashboard may be lighting up. The radical changes in temperature outside directly effect the air pressure inside your tires. While the naked eye might not pick-up a low level pressure in a tire, your TPMS sensor will.

Monitoring our automotive systems and alerting us of potential hazards has come a long way with the advancement of technology. Warning symbols that resemble a top-secret sequencing code fill your dashboard today. Any chance you still have that secret decoder ring from your childhood?

One of the systems is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The TPMS system will warn you of a low-pressure issue with at least one of your tires.  Low pressure in one or more of your tires creates an unsafe driving condition.

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The Unfrozen Version of The Diary of the Phantom Tire Finder – Entry # 26



Dear  Diary

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

January 31, 2019

Brrr!  It’s bitterly cold here in the nation’s heartland!  As I was browsing the internet looking for insulation tips for the lair and a thermal cape, it occurred to me that many people were probably battling battery and tire pressure issues.  As a long-time Tire Discounters customer and close personal friend of Chip Wood, I know that Tire Discounters offers free inspections for both.  (along with every other aspect of automotive maintenance, but that’s better saved for another diary entry)

How could I spread the word that help was right down the street at your nearest Tire Discounters!  I quickly snatched up my whiteboard and dry marker and wrote:  TIRE DISCOUNTERS CAN HELP!  Then, I took to streets to spread this message of hope.

Unfortunately, a sudden snow squall came up and covered the words TIRE DISCOUNTERS CAN.  So, there I was, a Phantom Tire Buyer with a secret identity wearing a cape and glasses, enthusiastically waving a big sign that said HELP.

I would like to apologize to all the truly concerned and kind people who understandably misinterpreted my intent and offered assistance.