03 January 2006

I gotta get my car fixed.

My car, every time I want it to stop we have to wrestle. I hit the breaks and like a man locked in mortal combat with a two ton metal bear, it fights me. It fights me for it's dear life. With every intake left in it's manifold.

I hate car repairs.

I need new rotors for the front brakes. From years of breaking they have become warped and torn. That's easy, I can relate to that. It's something I can bundle my brain around. Also though, it seems to have developed a high-pitched whine. When I start the beast, it whirs to life and nags me all the way to my destination.

I just turn the music up.

Dennis tells me it's a loose belt and that it wont be that bad to replace. Hopefully it's not the expensive and ever elusive 'timing' belt. The belt which keeps my car in the present time. I'm told that if the things snaps, my car could go back in time and start the gears of the apocalypse. Old testament style, dogs and cats living together. The end of the universe as we know it.

It's not the money, well it is the money, but it's also, well... I can't be without a car. I need my transportation.

I'm thinking I might drop it in the shop when I go down to Florida on the 13th of this month. Yes, that sounds like a good idea. I think I will do that. Definitely.

We don't need dogs and cats living together, those would be dark days indeed.

EDIT: It would appear this can no longer wait, the car hits the shop this weekend. Friday to be specific. More problems have popped up. I'm not looking forward to this. If it's less than a $1000, I'll be really happy.

12 comments:

Kevin K said...

Don't put those rotors off for too long or else a $50 problem will quickly sprial into a $500 problem. Take it from me, the man who wrestled a 98 Hyundai with his bare hands. In automobile pugilism the car usually wins.

Jon said...

And don't get any points on your Time License. Fix it right away. Remember when you got those points on your License to Kill? It's like that but way worse. They can find you anywhere!!

Beautiful agony said...

Brakes are serous deal. The time traveling is a even serious matter. Can you imagine Amelie with a Siberian husky as a lover?

Paul said...

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kevin K said...

Yeah, watch out for Libyan terrorists. They carry RPGs in Mall parking lots. Just head for the photo hut...that's all the countermeasure you'll need.

Jon said...

No the trick is to plow THROUGH the photohut in whatever SUV or VW Bus your driving.

(Haven't you ever wanted to do that?)

Paul said...

i miss those photohuts...

*sigh*

H said...

I need to fix my car too. Maybe it's a conspiracy - autos vs. humans. Oy...

Paul said...

MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE!!!

Where's Emilio Estevez? I know he's behind this.

Mavlock The Midnightman said...

No he is too busy repossing cars with dead aliens in the trunk.

Kevin K said...

Actually, Jon, I was indeed thinking fourth dimensionally. I feel insulted that you would think otherwise.

Oh, and I blame Pauly Shore per usual.

Garry Brei said...

If the phrase "the car is the man's *new* best friend" holds true, then just think of it as something of a petty falling out between you and your car. Well, you sacrificed a couple of days for it to get fixed, and when it came back, it's back the way it should be.

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