So, driving home from work, feeling like 9 miles of bad road and my car starts rumbling like a monster... jump off next exit into a gas station. As the picture shows, a little air isn't going to fix it one bit.

I'm a little bent, 2 days after Christmas and I have to buy a pair of 245/35ZR18's that are never in the budget... thanks Obama.

So, Ze Germans are so clever... the spare is a donut of course; however, to save on space, they give you a deflated spare and a gauged air pump you plug into the lighter. The tire is less than an inch tall on the rim at rest and inflates to what you see below in about 3 minutes.


Good times... now for some NyQuil and a pillow.