August 04, 2006

Well Shit

I was going to keep this a little secret. But what the hell. Might as well spill the beans.

The flippin' car broke down. Again. Tonite. During rush hour. On I90.

Once again I called PepBoys. Once again they sent a tow truck. Once again I was towed into the shop. Different shop this time.

These guys ROCKED.

I told them what happened Monday night. I asked that we play this one my way.

Check the fuse. Then - please change the oil and filters that the other shop wouldn't.

They reported the other shop.

The deal was, if my idea didn't work, I get a hotel and tomorrow we run the gamet of tests.

It worked.

Seems I have a short. DUH.

But they don't have the capability/experience to find it.

My local PepBoys can't do it right now - the scanner is down.

So - I'm armed with new fuses and the knowledge of how to fix things if/when it blows again.

I was also assured that it's not because I was late on getting the oil/filters changed. Although they made me promise to be better about it.

The car has over 150,000 miles on it. She's tired. She deserves a break.

I'm already looking into trading her in ahead of the Christmas timeline I had.

It'll screw things up for a while, but I don't think I have any other choice.

I can't keep not getting home from work until 11:00 at night.

Ok - I'm going to go have another glass of wine and pass out in my bed.

It's been a long flippin' week.

Posted by Tammi at August 4, 2006 10:58 PM | TrackBack

Ohhhhh sorry to hear that happened AGAIN to you in the SAME week...ugh.

Posted by: Lisa W. at August 5, 2006 06:14 AM

If you are going to get a car around Oct-Nov, don't forget that auto dealers are having huge discounts on the "old" new models (it would be the 06 models) because the new models, 07, are out and they are trying to get rid of the "old" new models.

Plus I can get you the family/friends discount, so in looking at it and depending on how much you are willing to spend you can get a small new car for close to the same price as a newer used car.

Think about it.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at August 5, 2006 07:19 AM

geez, girl, it's not fair to be so miserable one doesn't feel "comfortable" leaving you a snarky comment.

but car trouble blows. it does. it really does and i'm sorry for you. i wrote about mine and called it kryptic kumho and the michelin man. check it out some time, i bet you will relate.

Posted by: shoe at August 5, 2006 09:04 AM

If Qdub can hook you up, you might investigate that offer, but, I'm with you personally on the new/used thing.

What to buy... that's a loaded question there. Buy something that has been well maintained, runs good and suits your taste.

Sometimes rental companies sell off cars. Hey, yes they were rentals, but they've probably been well maintained.

Good luck, car buyin' sucks.

Posted by: RedNeck at August 5, 2006 10:42 AM
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