I’m kinda hoping Vince doesn’t bring his old pickup here. We’ve spent a fortune in car repairs since getting here.
So far, on the Honda Vince has had the timing belt changed, other belts and hoses changed, radiator replaced, brakes changed, shocks/struts changed, fuel pump and water pump replaced. That’s all I can remember.
I had an appointment this morning to get my car aligned because it just started pulling to the right – just barely. Vince thinks it’s fine but I notice it. When we got it to the alignment place, they looked it over and said all the shocks/struts needed to be replaced and they recommended doing that before we had it aligned. They wanted over $1,800 to do it and, it may end up costing that much but we took it to the mechanic in Carthage that we like so he’s going to do it tomorrow.
I think most people try to put off car repairs this close to the holidays so we’re lucky he’s been able to get our cars in and get them fixed while Vince is here and we can do the drop off/pickup without having to bother other people to come get us or take us to pick up a vehicle.
I do hope after getting the shocks on my car and then getting it aligned, we’re done with car repairs for a while but . . with cars the age of our vehicles, you never know. I’m pretty confident there’s nothing else wrong with my car. Vince drove my car to the alignment place so he could go in and talk to them about it. Addie and I came a few minutes later in the Honda and after all the work that’s been done on it, it drives like a new car . . really . . and you know how much I’d like to replace it with a pickup. The mechanic told Vince people people drive those early 2000 – 2006 model CRVs for close to 400,000 miles. I don’t think that one will ever get close to that many miles, at least not as long as we have it.