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Wheels.26

Buying new car

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{Wheels.26.152}: Ford F150 {fvehafric} Sun, 18 Nov 2018 22:15:33 CST (23 lines)

New cars always make me a little queasy. Third party warranties are
generally a losing proposition. I'm on my second new f150 and have had
zero mechanical problems in a total of about 200,000 miles between the
two of them. That's said I have gotten and continue to get offers from
companies offering extended warranty insurance, four years after I
bought the vehicle.

Your stock tires should be ok even on dirt roads and logging roads IF
- you keep your speed reasonable and don't hit any big rocks. I have
blown out stock tires on a big chunk of obsidian. I kept mine and they
worked out fine till natural wear caused me to replace them, and then
I did go to an extra ply all weather tread on all four wheels. I fyou
want to do that, expect to spend a thousand dollars. I do a lot of
fishing, and hence, driving on really crap roads.

As far as changing/exchanging/getting extra tires/rims I have no idea
if a dealership would do that. Les Schawb will buy your stock tires
from you, but you will get dimes on the dollar in value. You can
probably find rims in a junk yard at really reasonable prices if you
want to keep an extra pair with winter treads on them.

I'd roll with the stock tires and get AAA and let them come and change
any flats for you.

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