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Car Troubles

September 18th, 2016 at 02:23 am

I said it when I posted my list, but I will say it again. I loved reading the lists. I already felt connected to this group more so than any other online group I have ever participated in. I feel like I know you all a bit more now.

My son and I went straight from school to do two of my mystery shops since they were in the vicinity. One of the shops we had to pick up Mexican takeout. I needed photos of the food. I had him pull over on the nearby side street to take the photos before the food was jostled around. The car overheated. Yes, the car he bought last weekend! I am thankful we were parked on a side street and not in the middle of the busy road.

I told him let's not overreact. We had it towed to a place nearby and DH came and gave us a ride home. It turns out it is the radiator. While I am not thrilled to have to shell out money on it so quickly, it IS the original radiator on a 20 year old car. It is worth fixing.

My dad knows my son worked hard to save for the car and depleted his account with the purchase, registration, etc. He also knows I am paying for senior pics for my son this week. So, he offered to let my son borrow the money ($500). With the discount from Geico and the oil change it should be $425, but he rounded up. My son can get his license next Monday (Florida requires a permit for a year!), so he will be all set to drive on his own by time we pick the car up. I have to wait on the check, and the radiator has to be ordered.

My darn tire light came on Friday night. We put air in the tires and so far so good. But then yesterday, I started my car and it sounded rough. I swear, when it rains it pours. I am hoping it is nothing serious. It ran fine later in the day. Bad gas maybe? I plan to have my car looked at thoroughly when this subbing gig is up in less than three weeks.

It is just after 4:00 AM here. I think I will give going back to sleep for a couple hours a shot. I have editing to do later and two grocery store mystery shops. I will rest while I can! Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone.

5 Responses to “Car Troubles”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Car troubles sure can reach out and get you! Kudos to your dad for helping out his grandson.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    We had low air pressure in a tire recently AND the rough sounding engine, too. Air added, no problem since. The engine seemed to resolve itself too. I hope your issues don't become big expenses.

  3. laura Says:

    How nice of your dad! My parents gave my oldest daughter their old car, and provided a "warranty" and have covered several minor and miscellaneous things.

    Our newest car (2010 Kia Sedona) didn't pass the vehicle emissions test and is going in for an estimate for repair on Friday. This is in addition to the Financial Armageddon we are in. But what can you do?

  4. rob62521 Says:

    It seems that cars just know when you don't want them to break down.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad you were pulled over when that happened!

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