I looked at them, kicked them, and decided: Hell, these are good for another 5,000 miles or at least another 2,000!
Last night on my way home from work I blew a tire. Sigh...
The good news: It happened around 7:30 pm, not in the middle of rush hour traffic; it happened in front of Fox Studios and I pulled over in Cheviot Hills - a very safe neighborhood; the roadside service arrived within 10 minutes.
The bad news: The mechanic told me I need new tires.