Decided to treat the CR-V to a new pair of "shoes" as it's been such a good thing. Went to a new place locally - they'd previously been helpful when I needed to borrow an air line, so I thought I'd give them a try.
First he tried to sell me a pair of used, perished Nexen van tyres, claiming they were perfect. They were worse than the tyres on there already! In the end he got a price on a pair of Goodyears which I thought was reasonable enough. Did a lot of complaining when I mentioned having got some (more competitive) online quotes, which is fair enough, I'm not going to begrudge him the small margins he's gonna get on new tyres, and besides I wanted them tomorrow, and online places were saying next week, so in the end I sympathised (I work in a shop, so I get it) and agreed to 2 Goodyears fitted and balanced at £180.
Came back today as agreed. The tyres looked alright, but the tyre fitters fucking bashed the car about no end, jacking it up in the wrong place, then changing their minds, while the boss barked orders, chucked tyres at them and showed them how to use the tools... Not exactly confidence inspiring.
Before I left I pointed out the centre cap was missing from the spare. "No mate, it didn't have one on the spare". I scratched my head, doubted myself, and decided I didn't need it anyway so it wasn't worth arguing the toss. But when I got home and looked at it I KNOW it did have one before. Or did it? Oh fuck... should I go back and argue with them or accept it as a weight-saving performance enhancement?
When I got back I home checked the pressures. It wasn't exactly riding lovely and IME tyre fitters never check the recommended pressures and always over-inflate. But 50psi? For a recommended 26? Strewth...
Anyway, I checked the wheel nuts, and they are all tight (probably far too tight) but should I be worried other than that? Got motorway miles to do tomorrow (probably in the pissing rain) and the whole point in getting new tyres was one less thing to worry about.