June 12, 2007 10:49am CST
Recently we have had to put a new motor in our truck and two weeks later the motor blew again, it is still sitting at the shop 2 months later. We also have a car that quit on us, we had to replace the fuel pump in it($400.00 later). My hubby killed the starter on this car while figuring out that the pump was shot so we had to replace the starter. As he was taking the starter off he had to remove the rad hose and when he did this it broke! This rad hose was $100.00 to replace, finally he got everything on and tried the car. Click, click,click was all he heard. No not the battery! He throws the bat. cables on and the same thing, click click click! Well now you can imagine he is a little upset! LOL. He gets me out there to turn the key so he can listen to where the clicking was coming from and it was the starter! So our car is now at another shop. Another car we have the rad had this big crack down the side. So we got another rad for it and then found out the water pump was gone in it so we got a water pump for it. We then took this car for a test drive and about ten minutes later it over heated and died on us. We figured it was the head and it isn't worth another motor so now it is parked! So that is it for our vehicles that can get put back on the road so now we have had to borrow a car. Our boss said I could use his car while they are at work so I could get to doc appointments etc... So my question to you is have you ever had to borrow a vehicle and if so how much did you do before you brought it back? When we had to borrow other vehicles we cleaned everything and filled it with gas or diessel whatever it took. So what about you? How far did you go?
• United States
12 Jun 07
I've never had to borrow someone else's car thankfully! Whenever mine breaks I can either use my brother's or my parents. But if I did borrow someone else's car, I wouldn't clean it - but I wouldn't dirty it either. I would leave it just as is, because I wouldn't want to risk sometimes misplacing or throwing something important out. I would of course return their car fully gassed, but I wouldn't clean it and I would be very careful not to dirty it up.