I Am Glad I Went

United States
March 18, 2017 3:28am CST
Three days ago, I wanted to go to Joanne's Fabrics and look for some items to purchase so that I can make some yarn-related project bags. When I turned the key to start the car, it had a slow start. I was afraid that it wasn't going to. Before I headed down to Joanne's, I drove across town and back. I was trying to decide whether to go ahead and take a chance of the car not starting while I'm clear down at the south end of town or to stop by the auto repair shop and have the mechanic test the battery. I went ahead to the auto shop. I'm glad I made that decision. The mechanic told me that the starter was pulling more juice from the battery than what the battery has. I asked how the battery and alternator tested and he told me that they were good. The starter got starter was replaced with a new one that afternoon. I had to let loose of about $270. Ouch! After I paid the bill, I heard the lovely sound of a new starter. I actually love the sound of it! It has a light mechanical whine to it.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
18 Mar 17
Well spent $270.00. Now you can drive safely.
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• United States
19 Mar 17
It was $270 well-spent but was being saved for a trip next month! Now I have to re-coup that money somehow.
@Hari101 (1133)
• Chennai, India
18 Mar 17
Checking your car with the mechanic is good actually otherwise it will give you trouble while you are in travel. Make sure you service your car regularly.
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• New Delhi, India
18 Mar 17
Very interesting
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
18 Mar 17
Its a good decision to check the car at a mechanic. Otherwise it create problems when you at a remote places