So....the new car is all-wheel-drive.
The new car had brand new tires that have only been driven on for a couple of weeks.
Flatten one tire, and you have to find the exact same brand, shape, size, exact, exact, exact tire----or you have to buy 4 new tires. Why? Because apparently on an all wheel drive car, they all have to match with the same everything & the same wear & tear.
In the past, I've heard of replacing two & then the other two. Or replacing them all at the same time.
So, fine. We'll just find the same kind of the ONE tire & be done with it. Besides, the warranty will pay to replace the tire.
....um, apparently my new car came with some special, super-obscure, I've-never-even-heard-of-'em kind of tires. None of the Discount Tires near us stock them, but would be happy to order one for us. Sam's Club doesn't have them. Walmart doesn't have them. Nobody has them.
We found them on the internet & you buy online....and pay for shipping.
I've been shocked at some of the shipping costs I've had to pay with online purchases, and I cannot imagine what the shipping charges are for a tire.
Old Navy's $5 shipping rocks. They need to sell clothes & tires.