The kindest tire center

Kris at GCR Tires & Service in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Today I finally completed a task that’s been daunting me with endless steps for several months. Our MINI’s low tire warning wouldn’t quit, despite full tires (checked by a visit from AAA professionals). Since we barely drive anymore, it was easy to forget until the beeping warning persisted and gave me anxiety anytime I had to drive.

We visited our regular mechanic, who identified the problem but couldn’t fix it or order the part. I nearly gave up here. After sourcing the part for our 11-year-old car, I found the kindest woman on the phone of a local tire center. Her quote for installation made it abundantly clear the dealership where I had to buy the part was overcharging.

This angel then gave me the first appointment of the morning so that I could reduce any contact with others. And then she wouldn’t even charge me because it was too minor a job!!! Seriously. I could not believe it. I brought her a giant cookie from the deli we love across the street, but I wish I could have hugged her. Damn pandemic. Also, this tire center was very conscientious about proper mask-wearing. Yay!

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was the kindness of Kris! And the warning light turned off immediately! What a relief! Thank you, Kris and the staff at GCR Tires! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! And remember, kindness is everything!

Day 13 of 365. And Now Totaling 1,840 Days In A Row. Here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good things, & the 4th year of good things!

On this day…

6 replies

  1. Had you bought the overpriced part already, or did the installation quote include the part? I had one of those senders go in a tire, and the cost of a new one was astronomical (imo). It had to be replaced, as, if I had had it replaced with an ordinary tire valve, the control unit would have flagged it up as a fault and the car would not pass our ‘MoT’ (yearly compulsory safety check).



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