January 13th, 2020

SMOF License

Dodging a Vehicle Repair

During the Loscon-SMOFCon-Tonopah trip, we noticed that the Astro had some vibration in the front end at certain speeds above 60 mph. We thus tended to keep our speed down to avoid that. Today was the first post-holiday-season day where we had an opportunity to take the minivan to Big O in Sparks. We convoyed into town, with me driving the Rolling Stone, because we assumed it would probably take a day or so. Lisa suggested we might have issues with the struts.

After dropping the Astro with Big O, Lisa asked that we go to Winco for grocery shopping. I'm sure glad she did, because while we were there, Big O called and informed us that the only problem was that one of the tires was out of balance. They rebalanced it (and rotated the tires; they were due). After we finished our shopping, we collected the minvan. Cost $0 because it's included in the Big O Tire warranty. And we saved an extra convoy trip!