Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Necessary Evils - Car Maintenance

I have spent the last 2 afternoons at the car dealership.  Actually, I am still here.  It was just time.  Both vehicles needed some general check ups.  We just can't risk it since we carry precious cargo in these things!  Nonetheless, I am mildly ill with the impending bill, particularly from today.

I knew I needed new tires on the back soon, but was holding off.  Plus I have a guy who does that.  He comes to the house even!  But the rotors, ugh... That was a surprise.  They are going to try to turn them ( basically grind them down to flat to give them new life).  They are at bare minimum as it is though, which means that next time, I have to pay for new ones no matter what.  Blah!  It isn't like I have a choice in the matter.  You have to have rotors to stop the dang car... And you have to have a car to take care of life - groceries, preschool, etc, etc.

Yesterday, I am the mistake of okaying the changing of the air filter on the truck.  Really?  What was I thinking?  I can do that.  And do you know what it cost for them to unbolt that compartment to reach it...  $15.  Heck the stupid thing was unbolted already to check it.  If I had said no, they still had it unbolted and had to reclose it.  Stupid!  It was a weak moment.

Anyway, there are days when I wish I didn't have to be an adult.  These necessary evils stink - particularly in the height of Christmas prep.

9 comments:

  1. We need to schedule a night to be young adults again! Car maintenance is never fun, but like you said it needs to be done. I always make the Hubby talk to the car guys. I honestly don't know much about them and I am super easy to sucker in to buying un-nessasary things.

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    1. I am the unfortunate person nominated to car duty. Not sure how that happened.

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  2. I turn into a "super bitch" at the car place. I scrutinize every single thing they say and act like I am pissed off all the time. And, I sigh a lot. It seems to work. =)

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    1. That's funny, Patricia! I am going to try that next time :)

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    2. I really do know a lot about cars, and rarely let them do anything that I could do myself. I had a weak moment yesterday contemplating hitting a Auto store for the dumb air filter. Gah!

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  3. I am defiantly a sucker when it comes to the guys at a car dealership.. sales or mechanic!!

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    1. Because I am always the one there, they know me now. They bring me into the shop and everything. I guess they knew I was going to question the rotors :)

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  4. I have to agree, being an adult sucks. Your blog background makes me VERY upbeat btw :)

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