The car is done

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@GardenGerty (106819)
United States
January 6, 2018 9:43pm CST
A little over a week ago our Impala suddenly overheated. Bob was going to replace the thermostat himself, but it was just too cold. Our mechanic, Sid, came and got it, as you can see in this picture. Mechanic work is his second job, so it took him three days to have it ready for us. We bought the thermostat, and paid him $80 for the work. He also found a coolant hose that had evidently been leaking for a long time. We picked up the car last night. It is good to have it back.
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@sallypup (30733)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Jan 18
A private mechanic is sweet and sure cheaper than the way I go when it comes to fixing my car. I'm sure glad you got the issues taken care of.
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
Yes, and even found out about a long term problem. I certainly do not mind having Sid do our work.
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@sallypup (30733)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Jan 18
@GardenGerty I have been looking for a guy like Sid but no luck for me yet. I'm glad he will be able to help you avert a future disaster.
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
11 Jan 18
@sallypup We were lucky to learn about him.
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@jstory07 (74054)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Jan 18
I would hate to be without our car for any length of time.
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
We had all kinds of car trouble last year. This year we have a spare. It is awkward, otherwise.
@shaggin (41330)
• United States
7 Jan 18
That’s pretty inexpensive and lucky they found the other problem and got that fixed before it got worse.
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
It is quite likely the hose was part of this problem in the first place. Yes, I am happy with his prices.
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@celticeagle (121181)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Jan 18
It is good to have a good mechanic. Glad you have your car back.
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
It is kind of like we found him through a friend of a friend.
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@celticeagle (121181)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Jan 18
@GardenGerty ......I was lucky to find mine. Just close and tried him out. Kept him for twenty years.
@LadyDuck (196450)
• Switzerland
7 Jan 18
So many times the problem is only a hose. I am glad you have your car back.
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
The hose was a problem and the thermostat also got replaced. It was a six dollar part. We are well pleased.
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@LadyDuck (196450)
• Switzerland
8 Jan 18
@GardenGerty At least it was not an expensive part.
@Courtlynn (57196)
• United States
7 Jan 18
Thats very cheap. Must be nice knowing mechanics
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
It is nice knowing someone who can do the work, and it is also nice that we know enough about things on the cars that we know when to ask for help.
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@Courtlynn (57196)
• United States
8 Jan 18
@JohnRoberts (70535)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Jan 18
Good you got your wheels back running fine.
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
Yes, it is good. This is our "good car".
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@Shiva49 (14709)
• Singapore
7 Jan 18
Getting things back in working order is a big relief - siva
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
yes, it certainly is.
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@RasmaSandra (22136)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
7 Jan 18
Well glad you got your car working again.
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
I am glad someone else could do it since the weather is so cold.
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@andriaperry (67569)
• Anniston, Alabama
7 Jan 18
I am glad you got the car back, I miss my car when its in the shop.
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
Yes, since our cars are old, we are glad to have a spare.
@Hatley (164389)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Jan 18
soiuds ie sid was pretrt reasoable onhis prives forfixi
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
Yes, he is very reasonable.
@DianneN (98386)
• United States
8 Jan 18
Lucky for you to have Sid. Great price and lucky he found the coolant hose leak, too. Enjoy having your car back!
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
It is nice. Last year at this time we had horrible car situations.
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@DianneN (98386)
• United States
8 Jan 18
@GardenGerty When my mother passed away, both our cars did, too. My brother loaned us his car. To this day, many, many years later, I am so very grateful.
@just4him (137677)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Jan 18
I'm sure it is good to have it back. I'm glad you have a good mechanic.
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
He is very accomodating, too.
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@just4him (137677)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Jan 18
@GardenGerty That's good.
@kobesbuddy (61650)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Jan 18
I had a Chevy Impala, many years ago. We loved that car, it ran like a top. Repairs are pretty costly, we just had our car fixed.
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
My first car with my first husband was also an Impala, and it was excellent. This mechanic is very reasonable.
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@kobesbuddy (61650)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Jan 18
@GardenGerty Those Impalas were so dependable and a nice looking car, also.
@toniganzon (54000)
• Philippines
7 Jan 18
That's really great news!
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
It is great news. A year ago we could not keep any car running. Now we have a spare and two daily drivers.
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@toniganzon (54000)
• Philippines
8 Jan 18
@GardenGerty That's even wonderful.
@marguicha (109201)
• Chile
7 Jan 18
When I had a car, I discovered a very nice mechanic who did most of the work. All I know about cars is to change a tire.
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@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
8 Jan 18
If we had a garage, with heat, hubby could do a lot, but I am glad to have Sid work on our cars.
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@marguicha (109201)
• Chile
8 Jan 18
@GardenGerty It is very difficult to work outside, specially in Winter.
@Blondie2222 (23014)
• United States
9 Jan 18
Well glad you got it fixed for a cheap price. My car just had a flat tire today but got a new tire $140 dollars later.
@GardenGerty (106819)
• United States
11 Jan 18
Tires can get pretty pricey We had one car that had a special size and it was $300. I am glad you got it replaced.
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@Blondie2222 (23014)
• United States
12 Jan 18
@GardenGerty yeah anything car related is pricey. I'm glad it got fixed also
@Jackalyn (7414)
• Oxford, England
8 Jan 18
I am glad your car is fine. Mine is due an MOT and I am dreading that in case they find anything majorly wrong. It was a gift and is old and I am just hoping for at least another year out of it.
@sueznewz2 (10195)
• Alicante, Spain
8 Jan 18
I'm glad you've got it back...it was good that your neighbour could do it... and so quickly too..