On Monday, I noticed my left rear tire was sort of flat. Not really bad, but the tire was low. I tried to go to my tire place, Discount Tire (shameless plug!) to have them look at it. They were so busy, I couldn't get in the parking lot. I slowly drove to *other tire place* and they were nice, pleasant, but said if I didn't get my tires from them, they would have to charge me for a repair. I declined, so they filled the tire to get me by.
Today I made it to Discount Tire. I parked, went in and talked to the guy. He glanced through the window and said "Oh, ya, it looks a little low. We'll fix it. Free repair. It will take about 40 minutes, so are you going to hang around or go to the stores?" I said I was going to the burger place next door as I was starving because I hadn't eaten all day.
Ate, went back to Discount Tire and they said "Oh.. sorry, but it couldn't be repaired. Too much driving on a semi flat, and it caused too much damage. But we put a new one on for you! No charge! I told you it would be free, so I'm sticking to that."
I got my car, with a brand new tire on it, drove home and made them fresh chocolate chip cookies and just got back from dropping them off. They fix my car, they get cookies.