Stephanie (collacentaur) wrote,


I got a call from the mechanic who has my car this morning... $1300, just to cover breakdown conditions. It still needs a tuneup and some other stuff after that, but that's going to have to wait.

I took it in for the oil change, the Service Engine Soon light, and to look at the tires, which are the original tires on the car, almost 69,000 miles later. So, I'm not surprised to be in dire need of having all four tires replaced. Nor that I need a new 02 sensor (that's the engine light). Replacing the front brakes, however, came as a bit of a shock. Of course, looking back on it, I can remember that I've been unhappy about my brakes for a little while - but I've been worrying about my tires for a couple of months, since someone told me tires don't last forever, so I've chalked up what must actually have been brake problems to the combination of having old tires and paying more attention to them.

It all has to get done of course, and I'm now incredibly glad I brought it in before driving to DC/Alexandria this weekend. But holy crap, my credit card bill is going to suck this month...
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