So I get to spend over $800 to buy a set of new tires that I'll only get to use for a few months before returning the car at the end of the lease. I guess I had to do the same on the first A4, but never got to that point on the second because getting two flats meant having to replace all four tires early.
Somewhat surprisingly, Maguire, the local Audi dealer, has great Pirelli tires at a better price than I could get lesser tires at the Goodyear dealer. Probably even after the $40 Goodyear rebate offer that's running right now. Thus, I've made an appointment for Thursday morning to have the tires put on. I wanted to get that done before this Friday's trip up to Colgate for hockey; even when the weather's clear here, that trip often involves a little fresh or drifting snow. New tread helps.