Car Stuff

Ok I’m not sure who’s gonna be that interested in this post, but heck. I spent 4 hours at the mechanic today so that’s worth something.

So let’s start with, the car. I bought it 3 years ago with the sole purpose of getting from A to B. I was so cheapo that the only thing I “upgraded” for was to get an auto car instead of a manual one. I didn’t even bother getting leather seats. So unfortunately, my car isn’t the most comfortable ride. But it gets you from A to B, so there.

The car was a real steal, but there were many small bumps along the way that “taught” me the responsibilities of owning a car. Insurance for one, was crazily expensive. And the previous owner didn’t take care of the car much, so one day the tyres gave way when Ivan was on the highway. I wasn’t there, but it must’ve been a hell of a ride. So yes, there comes the maintenance, changing of tyres, etcetcetc.

So today, we spent 4 hours at the mechanic to service the car. We’re always wary when we go to mechanics. My previous mechanic sucked, and I always left the place feeling cheated. The boss would tell us to change our air-con filter every time even though you only need to change it probably once a year.  So after searching online for recommendations, we decided to give this new place a try. Simply put, it was amazing. For a major servicing, it only came up to $405, and that included 2 new tyres, changing of engine and motor oil, fixing our spoilt door, new spark plugs, and even changing fused bulbs. Often, you’d expect certain suspicious “labour charges” to be added in. And since we asked them to fix our spoilt door, they could’ve just charged us a lot extra just for that. Much to our surprise, they didn’t. It was only $35 to fix the door. Ivan and I couldn’t believe it, we even asked “don’t we have to pay anything extra for labour?” and the mechanic just shook his head. Ivan and I definitely left the place as two satisfied customers. So FINALLY, I can have one mechanic I frequent from now on without having to worry about being cheated. Woohoo!

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