the freestyle received new tires late summer last year. i never rotated them. bad owner, bad owner. so after doing some riding today, i figured i'd at least act like i cared about maintenance and rotate the tires. my trusty craftsman jack and cheap jack stands to the rescue.
the large disc brake rotors would be impressive on a sports car, but on the 4000 pound family truckster, they are merely adequate. shockingly, i have not rashed the wheels on curbs much. it's a bad habit of mine. the more expensive the wheel, though, the more likely i am to tear it up.
then, the dirty duratec was in line for new oil. i am amused that the timing chain is visible through the oil filler hole, and that it's super shiny. also amusing is that i managed not to spill a single drop of oil this time. good thing because it was black as neumann's coffee and twice as odoriferous.