Dont forget to enter my giveaway here!
Let me start off by saying that my new tires are STILL not on my car.....
Ah, the car saga continues!
The day after I talked to the previous owner, he called me and told me he remembered where the lug nut key was. Score! It was in the black bag in the trunk with the lug nut changer. BUT it was in a hidden pocket on the inside flap that neither I, nor the mechanic saw. I never would have found it! So I called and made another appointment to have my new tires put on.
I was cautiously optimistic that things would go well today and I would drive out of there with my new tires on. How wrong I was. *shakes head*
After about 20 minutes, the main mechanic comes out and says, "Who sold you those tires?". Me: Um, I ordered them online, why?" (dread was rolling through me at this point)
Apparently, the "all weather" tires that we ordered from the States arent actually "all weather" tires here in Germany. WTF, right?!?! He said that they were basically the same as the tires that I already had on my car (summer tires) and there was no point in changing them. He recommended I keep them for the summer and buy winter tires. Oh, and they werent even the right size. Im thinking "You have GOT to be kidding me"!
Sooo, I head home once again without my new tires and called up the company that we ordered them from. They were very adamant that the tires are "all weather", at least in the States they are. Germany must have different standards for what qualifies as "all weather". Thankfully, the guy on the phone was super nice and helped me order WINTER tires and in the correct size. They are refunding all of my money PLUS reimbursing me for the shipping costs to send the wrong tires back. And I did it all by myself. =)
Now I've got to figure out how to mail the suckers back....