After five years, I discovered my Subaru did not have a spare tire! (You all know the rules, right? As soon as you notice something’s missing, the greater the impending likelihood of you needing that thing.) So a few months ago, I got a full-size spare from my mechanic for $20, but there was a problem: Namely, it didn’t fit into the tire well in the back of the car.
Well, today I hit the jackpot. A nice couple who listed a Subaru donut spare on Craigslist for $10! And I gotta tell you, the thing is brand-new. It even has the original paper sticker on it. So now I have backup. Whew!