Last couple of weeks I’ve noticed some vibration in the steering wheel when I’m driving along. A little inspection showed that the front right tyre was quite worn and should probably need replacing. Today I go to lunch with the intention to get it replaced afterwards… just before turning into Carl’s I hear quite a pop and my steering gets much more wobbly. A little look after lunch and the front left tyre is now quite flat – time to get two new tyres.
Of course no one carries runflats in the Valley so I decide to switch to regular tyres. There seems to be a large movement of MINI owners who think this is the right thing to do anyway so I don’t mind. If I get a flat I’ll call AAA (there is no spare on the S).