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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 10:36 AM

 

hey I just hit the trifecta

I was about to take my car to get its winter tires replaced with summer. Last fall they told me I'll need new summer soon, so I was mentally prepared to outlay for that distinct possibility. Then in the last 2-3 days, my emergency brake like started coming on every so often. Looked it up in the book: uh-oh brake fluid low and/or brake pads warn. Then the car started idling rough this morning, and on the way to the mechanic, exhaust pipe blew (it better not be a muffler, which midas just replaced last fall!).

So instead of hanging around the mechanics waiting for tires to be done, we booked an appointment for next week. That was amazing, since they normally book 2 weeks in advance they are so busy. And their first opening was a good day for me to boot.

Now mentally preparing for *much* bigger bill than anticipated. I guess I should have known, since when I balanced my checking account I had a few dollars left over due to buying only 100 instead of 200 gallons of heating oil.

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magical thyme Mar 2012 OP
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Response to magical thyme (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 11:19 AM

1. oh brother........

I'm sorry to read this and hope that everything costs less than anticipated. And works better than hoped for......

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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 05:34 PM

2. Wow, here's hoping you get the cash you need to do this. n.t.

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Response to magical thyme (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 07:12 PM

3. It's always something, huh?

I know, trite to say! Good luck! Vibes for lower bills!

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Response to magical thyme (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 03:19 PM

4. yippee!

 

1. didn't need new tires. I honestly didn't think I should. The mechanic had mentioned it last fall, but the treads looked good to me and when I bought them I expected them to last until the car hits 250K.

2. didn't need to wait 2 weeks for any parts. Only until 1pm for a pipe. I was out of there before 1:30

3. rest of the bill was as much as expected. Minus the tires, and I feel almost rich, lol!

Phew!!!

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