Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ode To My Car

Every time my car has to go in to the dealership for yet another problem, I always think about Adam Sandler's "Ode to my Car". While I don't use that many expletives in my day to day life, I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel like using them when it comes to my vehicle.

As you can guess, it's back there again. This time it's my fan. It happened last weekend when I was at the bank depositing some of my casino floor earnings (woo hoo!). I came out of the bank, turned on my car, and... nothing. No air flow at all. I turned it on and off a couple times, tried adjusting things to see if it would come on... nothing.

Great.

It was a very cold drive home with no warm air in the vehicle. Thank god for heated seats.

So this morning I took it in for an early appointment at the dealership. I'm really hoping this is a warranty issue, I don't really want to be spending my little savings account on getting the fan fixed in what has been a problematic car.

I talked to my mom about the fact that I want to sell my car, but my parent's aren't comfortable with the idea of me being completely vehicleless when I live so far away from them (8 hours). It sounds like, all going well, I may actually end up borrowing one of their vehicles when I sell mine. Its a summer vehicle only, so I'm not sure how I'll deal with this come winter, but it gives me secondary transportation when I do put mine on the market. I'm very grateful for the fact that they would offer to lend me one of their vehicles, I definitely wasn't expecting it.

In the mean time I'm still quite frustrated at mine. *steaming*

Anyone else having car problems right now?

Edit: The dealership just called, the car had a fault in the blower motor. It's being replaced under warranty. I can stop holding my breath now, but it's still frustrating.

7 comments:

Sandy @yesiamcheap said...

My Volkwagen Jetta is well known as the bane of my existence. I swear I had so many warranty repairs that I got to know the dealership manager personally! Glad yours was covered.

Cassie said...

I was getting to that point last winter. I was in there at least once a month trying to get my car fixed. They ended up just swapping out the gear box all together. At a year and a half, no car should have to have that done to it. Is yours still under warranty?

FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com said...

Thank goodness it's being covered under warranty!!!!

eemusings said...

YES! The mechanic couldn't initially pinpoint what was wrong, and went with replacing the transmission. That didn't do the trick, but I guess the second time worked, because we're due to pick it up this week. But wait, the ABS light came on! Let me keep it for a couple more days just in case....

GAH.

Cassie said...

I agree FB!

eemusings, they didn't charge you for two transmissions did they??? I would be absolutely livid! If someone told me I needed a new transmission and it didn't fix the problem, I would have demanded my money back. That is NOT a cheap mistake for them to make!

Michelina Douglass said...

I’m glad to know that the replacement was done under warranty. When the fan’s in trouble, it can definitely be very frustrating. Hopefully, you haven’t had any other troubles with your car. But just to be sure, it may be good to send it into an auto repair shop to have it checked.

Basil Glenn said...

How's did the car replacement go, Cassie? I hope it's a lot better than your old one. I just want to share you a tip: keep a pen and paper with you in the glove compartment and use it to take note of your gas mileage and things that could be sign there's something wrong with the car.

Basil Glenn @LexusOfLansing.com