Thursday, March 01, 2012
I can spend days not using my car and it doesn't bother me. But when my car is down, there's a million places I want to go. I have been reminded of this the last couple days.
The auto repair place called yesterday and said they were unable to fix my car (after they had it all day Tuesday). But they were able to diagnose the problem and let me know that they had received notices that some of the cars of that make, model and year had that problem and the dealerships warrantied them. So, I called one dealership. It told me that my particular car was made after the problem was found and fixed, so it wouldn't be warrantied. ????? It also told me that it couldn't get my car in until today.
I had a friend come get me and we went to get the car. We passed another Chevrolet dealership on the way there and decided to take the car there. They got the car in right away. It didn't take long for them to call me and tell me what was wrong. I got a price of over $650. My friend called them right back and questioned them about the warranty that was given other 2006 Malibu's. The price got cut in half. When we went to get the car, we were given a total price of even lower than that. Obviously, there was an issue with this model that year and somehow we weren't being told the whole story.
But, I got my car back and now I'm a happy camper again. Since the weathermen are predicting thunderstorms tomorrow, I can now use today to go do all my errands. When I don't have something, I miss it or want it. Human nature at it's best!