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MagentaPearl5I just got a new (used) car instead...

My old car just got to be too much of a hassle and money pit so I just saved and got a new (used) car. 4 months ago


I recently had my car serviced, so it’s in much better condition now. No more squeaky brakes!

But it still needs to be polished, and the tyres would like some wheel alignment. 8 months ago


I finally got around to finding the wire to my reverse lights that had broken several months ago while on a road trip. I taped the wires together as best I could and they are working for now! My dad also helped me replace 5 other bulbs that had gone out! I was also able to jerry-rig the trunk latch so I can open it from inside the car again.

I may still need to purchase and install an O2 sensor, but the check engine light is off for now, hurray! 12 months ago

Kuniklocomplete list

Most of the problems with my car are cosmetic. And all of it is 100% my fault (not taking care of upkeep and not learning how to take care of my care). After I’m finished with this goal, my new goal will be how to take care of and maintain my car. I really wished they taught this in high school, or at least driver’s ed.

  • Fix headliner
  • Interior cleaning
  • Exterior cleaning
  • Clean headlight lens
  • Fix broken console
  • Inspection
  • Oil change & tire rotation
  • Fix tires
  • Clean out trunk
  • Fix A/C
  • Buff out scuff marks
  • Replace windshield wipers
  • Replace battery 12 months ago

edchiverit will be worth it!

I know it takes time and money, but you will feel more secure and more confortable driving a car in better conditions.

coolant flush

Oil change

Replace old tire

Reverse noise

*Interior details

and as soon as you check mark all of these, add “keep car clean” to the list. 17 months ago

mankybamCar Totaled

The car was totaled in a freeway accident. I bought a new car. I really miss the Jetta :-( 2 years ago

this is just a testchronology, etc

05/06/11 battery dies/new one installed
12/29/11 new battery dies
01/06/12 new battery found to be faulty & replaced free of charge
11/25/12 new new battery dies

I figure it’s got to be something about my car at this point, right? Preliminary internet research suggests something like a parasitic drain perhaps? Or maybe I’m not driving it enough (20+ mins/wk)? Or maybe Les Schwab batteries are shit? It’s funny—the battery that came with the car lasted 8.5 years, so maybe it’s battery karma? The 1st LS battery lasted 7 mos, the 2nd 10 mos; maybe I’ll get lucky & the next one will last 13? 2 years ago

PeaceMonsterCThe Radiator.

Yesterday my dad told me that he found someone that would put a new radiator in my vehicle for thirty dollars. It’s a lot cheaper than the first place we were going to take it and my dad will be helping him which would put me at ease even more than taking it to our first option. I am really thankful to have such a wonderful dad who looks out for his daughter =) 2 years ago

PeaceMonsterCOn The Road Again!

So…Today my wonderful boyfriend took my car to get the oil changed for me (first time since my dad had a new motor put in it & yes it was BEYOND over due). I have been having problems with all my coolant leaking out and having to fill it up WAY to often but never really had the money or time to get it checked out. Today the mechanics at the center told my boyfriend that my radiator has a hole in it. Most people would take that as bad news but I was so relieved because we were able to find out what it was with out having to pay out the hind end and now can take the steps to get it fixed. ALSO it turns out that the place can actually fix it for me at a reasonable price! =) I feel like a HUGE burden has been lifted from my shoulders and the task of getting my car “fixed” is no longer daunting. I’m actually excited about getting my car worked on and staying on top of the regular maintenance that comes with having a car! The center that my boyfriend took my car to is very convenient, affordable and does quality work. SO blessed. Peace & Love. -CW 2 years ago

RuAssaulted battery

Groan. After an all night recharge we didn’t know if the car would start, so I was preparing for hours and hours and hours of public transit to get to far away appointments, but it turned over enough for M. to take it out for a drive that will hopefully fill the juice jug even further. It was a weak and precarious start though. I’m SO glad we hadn’t gone camping, we’d be stuck up a mountain somewhere.

Fingers crossed that we get through the day. Sadly the battery in the other car (that was bought shortly before the car passed on) won’t fit the PT Cruiser. We should definitely put a new battery on the list – fortunately, that’s a fairly minor thing to deal with. Thanks, patron saint of car batteries, enjoy the cookies. 2 years ago

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