By Amanda on My Life, I Guess…
Last week, my car suddenly started squeaking whenever I made a right turn.
The next day, it started squeaking whenever my foot was on the brake.
Before a third thing could go wrong, I called up my car dealership and made a service appointment for the following morning.
I knew I hadn’t been keeping up with the maintenance on my car as much as I should have. Unfortunately, when you’re broke, it’s one of those things that can’t always be a priority. (Even though we rely heavily on the car, as there’s no Uber or public transportation available.)
The last time I took my car in, I left with a quote for about $1,500 worth of work. However, only a few things were urgent, so only those few things were done.
I braced myself, knowing that there was a very strong chance that this repair bill could be for $1,500 again. Especially with this new squeak.
But my expectation was off. Way off.
And unfortunately, not at all in my favour.
I was quoted nearly $3,000 in work.
Add a new set of tires and a new windshield, and that total jumps to about $4,250…Read More