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Monday, September 12, 2005

If you know anything about cars, I need your help.

So, last week I experienced a problem with my windows. They wouldn't shut! With 10 minutes to spare before every mechanic closed down for the day, I hurried on over and had the dude quickly fix it and then went back on Friday to have them check what the problem was. It's something with the switch apparently. And I guess switches cost like 130 bucks. I got him down to 120, because I can never settle, especially when I know mechanics rip off innocent girls that don't know anything about cars (HI! THAT"S ME!!). I also had him do my oil and all that jazz. Then I go back to pick up my car. And they inform me that the part for the window won't come in until Wednesday, and oh yeah, my axle needs to be repaired because it's really worn out or something? It seemed serious. It seemed like something I could ask my ex to fix. It seemed like something was fishy!

So, here are my questions:
I mean aren't axles normally okay? Don't they only need repair if I had an accident or something? Sure, I've hit my fair share of curbs, but is that worthy of an axle repair? How can I tell if these guys are ripping me off or not? And how much should I expect this to cost me? I've only had the car (I bought it new) for 7 years now. Problems like that shouldn't happen after 7 years, right?

I hate being a girl when it comes to this shit. I can pretend like I know what I'm talking about, but in the end they still see me as a ticket to make lots of money. What do I do? I know there must be at least one boy that reads this. And if you watch sports, then you must know a thing or two about cars too. (unless you're mark)


Thank you.

UPDATE: I just called the mechanic so I can tell you exactly what he said:

The boot has gone bad. The stern has dried up. Basically I either need to replace the boot or the whole shaft. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE TO ANYONE?


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11:50 AM  
Blogger seth said...

I'd say it's worth getting a second opinion on. Axles can go bad after a while...

11:59 AM  
Blogger Barrie said...

thanks seth. yeah, i was already thinking about going to another place. i just hate dealing with those guys. i feel like i leave my car with them for a second and they'll start ripping apart my car so when i come back they'll say i have new problems. argh!

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