my b/f's car
June 17, 2008 7:20pm CST
well, my b/f's car is about finished. I'm not sure if I posted on here about our car torn up, but, it was, and the water pump was torn up. so, we called a mechanic here a few days ago, and the guy said that he'd come and pick the car up asap. so, he got it here a couple nights ago, and now, he calls back this evening while me and my b/f was at his mother's, and said that the car is about finished and that he'll try and have it ready for us as soon as he can! WOO HOO! That made my day when my b/f came back in and told us all what the mechanic said. LOL but the mechanic said that it's going to cost us about $220 for the repair and everything, basically having it towed and putting the part on, and purchasing the part for us. and than plus the labor. Which, I kind of figured that it was going to be that high. so, I'm just glad that we are going to get it back than we thought. have you ever had to go without a car for awhile, and than when you do does it feel like that you have never ever owned a car before? That's the way we feel when we get our car back, LOL. But it's so nice to be able to get it back in our paws again, and hopefully we don't have to wait that much longer.
18 Jun 08
WOW $220 for water pump, towing and labour. Dang did you ever get lucky on that way. I would of thought that it would be alot more than that. I did my water pump and it was $40 and that was after me doing it myself. I don't know personally how it is to not have a vehicle. I have always had a back up everytime I did something to the car or something went on it.
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18 Jun 08
my b/f's friend told us today that he had a water pump job done here about a couple years ago, and said that it costed him around $300 to fix it and all. so, I say that is kinda cheap compared to the other prices. Some mechanics might charge less than what the guy charged that worked on our car. i've heard some charge as high as $70 an hour to work on a car. and than I've heard some would go by a book or a chart and according to what the book says, is how much they will charge the customer to get the car fixed. So, it depends on where you get it worked on, and plus the mechanic themselves. that's awesome that you've never had to deal without having to go without a car. I wish that we could have a back-up in case something like that happens again. but, just too high on insurance, gas, etc. to keep up with. :) Thanks for responding nicholejade.