So, I'm in winter 'get ready' mode a bit with changing fluids and generally getting cars ready for winter. With that, as I give some attention to brake/tire inspection, reminds me about something that 'I still don't get'=Government budgets have struggled , along with most of us, so the roads are not in great shape in many areas. Then, we have this trend in recent times with larger diameter wheels coupled with short sidewalls meeting poorer roads and winter's potholes-such joy! I'm in the garage looking at a couple cars with 18" and then also with the more traditional 15". I like the 18" setup just fine on great roads, but the 15" for most driving with the reality of today's roads. I recall a gal few years ago that stated 'she' had boinked 3 out of 4 wheels/tires hitting a bad potholed road section-lots of other folks bending a rim or two. Too much of that happening(yes get the pressures right)It's a safety item and the 'form' bling of those neato wheels continues to trump safety and function-year after year? Not to mention due to the soccer mom's vans/SUVs running around with nearly flat tires we have that safety issue and so the pressure monitoring systems. Reminds me, I think my batteries in those are running nearly towards empty now-oh no!!