Never heard of it? I’m quite sure you’ve done it. Veeeehickle stuff that gets ignored until you can’t ignore it anymore.
New tires, but you don’t have the money so you set it aside and wait.
An oil change, but the kids are hungry and cranky when you think of it so you go home and forget about it for another month.
The brakes squeal just a bit when you tap on them – that should get looked at. Hey, the tire shop can do that! (When you get there, that is…)
There is a draggy “I don’t WANNA” that happens under the hood when you turn the key.
At this point, so many things need to be done to my van that I’m considering just trading it. Selling it. Unloading it and getting something shiny and clean and…..
then I remember that I really don’t want or need a car payment. And that if I downsize into a wagon, I’ll still have to rent a van when we all go on vacation. Not many wagons will seat 5 that I’ve seen (my four plus a friend for Alannah to hang with).
I’ve had a hard time finding something that’s big enough, that’s “me”, that I can afford. When I pulled up to the mechanic’s in my go-cart (with a V-8 engine) he looked at me and said “That car is YOU!”
and it is. Well, part of me, anyways.
But I’m not a staid sedate soccer-mommy-mobile in any way shape or form. Never have been.
And I’m stuck between paying for repairs to a vehicle I don’t love that is big enough for all of us, or paying for a new(er) one that I don’t really have the money for.