Major Bummer (To Me)

@AmbiePam (79917)
United States
August 27, 2023 10:31am CST
I got up and around this morning, walked the dog, got dressed for church, went to my car, turned the key, and…the battery is dead. No one is around to give me a jump, so I called my dad (who luckily had not turned his phone off yet), and asked him to come by after church, and give my battery a jump. He and his wife are leaving for Texas after church, so I’m glad I caught him before he left. I replaced my battery just four months ago, but that’s how it goes sometimes, I guess. I’m bummed I couldn’t make it today though. What are you guys currently doing? For those of you who drive, when is the last time your battery died?
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@rebelann (110163)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Aug
Just lettin my fingers do a lotta walkin.
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@AmbiePam (79917)
• United States
27 Aug
Keep it up, girl!
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@TheHorse (196073)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Aug
Four months ago? Any idea what's wrong? I hope your alternator is alternating.
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@AmbiePam (79917)
• United States
27 Aug
My dad is going to figure it out when he gets back from Texas on Wednesday. I certainly hope it has nothing to do with the alternator.
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@AmbiePam (79917)
• United States
28 Aug
@TheHorse Oh, yeah.
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@TheHorse (196073)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Aug
@AmbiePam New batteries generally hold their charge. Have you driven it around?
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@allknowing (129405)
• India
27 Aug
Just let Beckie the cat in. Did I tell you she has kittens now?
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@AmbiePam (79917)
• United States
28 Aug
Oh, wow! Tell me more!
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@AmbiePam (79917)
• United States
28 Aug
@allknowing Oh, okay. I look forward to when that happens.
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@allknowing (129405)
• India
28 Aug
@AmbiePam Beckie has been changing places and so far I have not set eyes on those kittens. Once they grow a bit and start crawling around I will know more about them.
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@FourWalls (58874)
• United States
27 Aug
I’m finishing lunch on the patio at Chuy’s. GORGEOUS temperature right now. I think I’ll go for a walk after lunch. Sorry about your battery. They check my battery every time I get an oil change. The last time I had to call AAA for the battery was my HR-V. I was goofing off with it in the back yard and had the battery power on for the radio (to set up the CarPlay and whatnot). That ran the battery down.
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@AmbiePam (79917)
• United States
27 Aug
I’ve only been to our local Chuy’s once. Is it your favorite restaurant?
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@AmbiePam (79917)
• United States
27 Aug
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@FourWalls (58874)
• United States
27 Aug
@AmbiePam — definitely for Tex-Mex. It’s primarily a salsa thing: it really keeps my sinuses open!
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@Juliaacv (47188)
• Canada
27 Aug
I am sorry that you were up and going but your battery failed. We are on borrowed time on my hubby's SUV as it has been 5 years since that battery was replaced, and with our experience they only last about 4 years. We do not plan on spending anymore money on that vehicle as it is not necessary, and it needs a few things done, but as long as it is running, we keep using it as it is a convenience having a second vehicle when I work from home and he is retired.
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@AmbiePam (79917)
• United States
27 Aug
Yeah, my dad and Diana like having a second vehicle too since my dad isn't retired yet.
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@Juliaacv (47188)
• Canada
27 Aug
@AmbiePam If I knew for certain that we would not go back to the office more than just once a month we would sell our big SUV, as I would save by taking a cab downtown as I would not have to pay for parking and that money could go towards cab fare, but I have no guarantee that we are staying working from home. I will investigate next month as I should be thinking about ordering a new office chair and a chair carpet to roll it on. Mine have seen better days, although our son always likes to take my cast off's when it comes to office chairs.
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@Treborika (15957)
• Mombasa, Kenya
28 Aug
@AmbiePam That so good my friend
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@sallypup (56470)
• Centralia, Washington
28 Aug
I'm glad you found help. Do you have a warranty or receipt for that battery? We had a flat tire mess when we were out and about but hubby had a tire inflater gizmo so he fixed it. Whew.
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@AmbiePam (79917)
• United States
28 Aug
Yes, I forgot I had a warranty, but I do.
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@DWDavis (25563)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
27 Aug
Hopefully, the story where you got the battery will make good on it. I had to replace the battery in my truck this spring and in K's car yesterday.
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@AmbiePam (79917)
• United States
27 Aug
I think I remember you talking about replacing your battery back in the spring.
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@LadyDuck (443671)
• Switzerland
27 Aug
Your battery should be still covered by a warranty if it's only 4 months old. It's not normal it did not start.
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@AmbiePam (79917)
• United States
27 Aug
Oh, good.
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@wolfgirl569 (86822)
• Marion, Ohio
27 Aug
Make sure you didn't leave anything on in the car. If you didn't trade that thing back in. They will give you another one
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@AmbiePam (79917)
• United States
28 Aug
You were thinking like me. First thing I did was check to see if anything was left on, but there wasn’t. So I’m definitely going back to where I got it.
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@RasmaSandra (69633)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
27 Aug
I hope you finally get that battery going, I hope they have a safe trip. What is in Texas? I hope you have a good strat to the new week, Just working on my PC today,
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@AmbiePam (79917)
• United States
28 Aug
My dad’s best friend from college and his wife and family live there, and have been asking them to come visit for quite some time. I hope you had a productive day on your computer.
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@cacay1 (83346)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
28 Aug
That was a good coincidence your dad was on the phone and was able to fix your problem. I am always checking my car battery.
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@dya80dya (31039)
28 Aug
I cooked today an easy meal.
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• Philippines
28 Aug
Oh, I am sorry to hear that. I do not drive so I don’t know. But, my partner replaced the car’s battery 6 months ago and it is still working perfectly fine. I hope you’d get your battery replaced soon and it will last longer.
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@sharonelton (21399)
• Lichfield, England
28 Aug
I'm sorry you couldn't get to church. I'm glad your Dad could jump start your car. I don't drive myself.
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@Raine38 (12298)
• United States
27 Aug
That is such a downer, not a good way to start your day. But thank goodness your dad is still available to give you a jump, otherwise you'll have to wait for a while. Four months is too short of a time for your battery to start acting up. I hope you can figure it out soon so you wouldn't have to go through this again. We rely too much on our vehicles, especially when there are emergencies so I will be bummed and anxious too if I do not have access to a reliable vehicle.
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