Saturday, February 24, 2007

550 dollars later...

I got my car working at 100%

Friday I took my car in, as I blogged about it. They took the car for a joy ride...ahem...test drive. Then he called me up with what they thought it was, and the cost.

It was the driver side CV join / axle or the Differential. Luckily it was the cheaper of the two. The guy didn't even have a cost for me if it was the differential. Truth be told, I don't really want to know what it would have cost.

Well the CV joint ended up costing about $350 after it was all done. Fuck, labor was $85 / hr.

Well that only fixed about 80% of my problem.

Today I took my car in, again, to a different place. A tire shop this time. Well long story short. I ended up buying two new front tires, ok I knew I needed them but didn't want to buy them yet. So that was about $50 for each tire, at least they are just lil ol' Saturn tires (ie: kinda cheap). The tires I had on my s-10 were $150 each for the front and $180 each for the rear.

So after the tire shop was done bending my over. It ended up costin' around $200. I do like that shop though, I didn't get charged full price for the tires so that helped some. Heck I could have gone to cheaper shops, for both parts. I wanted to go where I could trust the guys working.

So now I got no money. I even paid for all this my self, so that's cool. I hate having to ask for money. Even more so when I know I'm going to be asking for a small chunk of change when I start my school.

8 comments:

bardouble29 said...

well at least the saturn is purring like a kitten!

Baron Ectar said...

wow I love my Ford truck - low maintenance!

Chucky said...

well for it having almost 90,000 miles on it. It hasn't been too bad.

It's also the first time I've had to put any money into this car.

Echo said...

Ay chihuahua! I hate spending money like that but you gotta do it. At least you're back to being a driver and not having to walk anywhere. That would suck. Especially with the hail coming our way.

Aunt Jackie said...

Car troubles are so painful especially in the pocket!! Glad you got that sorted out... Thanks for popping by the forrest...

Kati said...

Yeah, what everyone else said.... Dang! but glad you're ride's back to running well. Hope it's the last you have to shell out for it for a while.

etain_lavena said...

thats expensive.....sorry:)

captain corky said...

I dumped a small fortune in to our ford focus a couple of months ago. It's good to have a safe reliable car but it still sucks to spend money on it. I'd rather waste the money on DVDS and stuff.

 

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