The Car Woes Saga

Right before spring break, my son’s car wouldn’t start.

Due to the timing of school, work, and a planned trip, he borrowed his sister’s car to drive until he got back and had time to deal with the dead car.

When he got back from his trip he tried his car again and it started but he still drove the other car that day because he didn’t want to get somewhere and be stranded if it didn’t start again.

Friday I was driving to campus to pick my daughter up to take her to the dentist. My son was also on campus for a class so my wife rode with me. While we were at the dentist, she would go with him to have the battery checked in his car and then bring the extra car home.

It turned out to be a battery issue with his car and, hopefully, it is taken care of now.

When my wife got in my daughter’s car to come home it wouldn’t start. Luckily, they were still at Advanced Auto Parts. They came back out and checked that battery. Since we bought the last battery there and it was still under warranty, they put a new one in and got the car started but said they thought there was a problem with the alternator.

My wife drove the car straight to the mechanic near us that we use and left the car to be checked the next day and I had to drive out again to pick her up.

They say that the only problem with the car is that we don’t drive it enough. I guess one day a week I will be driving it now in hopes that it will be enough.

I just hope that won’t result in me being stranded somewhere.

Hopefully, this is the end of the car woes for now.


8 thoughts on “The Car Woes Saga

  1. Thanks !

    On Mon, 4 Apr 2022, 17:32 The World’s Common Tater, wrote:

    > theycallmetater posted: ” Right before spring break, my son’s car wouldn’t > start. Due to the timing of school, work, and a planned trip, he borrowed > his sister’s car to drive until he got back and had time to deal with the > dead car. When he got back from his trip he tried” >

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  2. Car troubles are the worst. My son’s car died because his sister drove it through what she thought was a mud puddle. Turned out to be deep and killed the engine and the electrical system. Good news is insurance totaled it, paid off the loan and mailed our son a $10k check! More than what the car was worth new because the price of cars these days.

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  3. I recall my mother had similar problems because, even when she drove, it was only a short distance. Himself’s boss is the same with his Range Rover. It barely has time to warm up on most of his journeys, but fortunately he has a mechanic almost perpetually on call (poor guy) 😀

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