{Why I Find Doing Things to my Car Unpleasant}

As I sit here waiting for my tires to be replaced, I am reminded why I dread having to do anything, and I mean anything, to my car.  I am not of the mindset that believes that because I am a woman, car places are out there to dupe me, but it definitely gets me thinking.  I have been taken advantage of more times than I can count when it comes to situations involving my car.

There is no denying I know close to nothing about anything car related, unless you count batteries as I worked in the car battery business for almost 3 years.  That being said, I still know next to nothing about even that.  (Yes, it's incredibly sad, I know.  Come on T, you worked at a freaking battery company and you know nothing.  How embarrassing.)

I have been needing to get my tires changed for far too long now, and with my longer commute it seemed like a good time to do so.  Plus, Papa McD was generous to check my tires and chip in some money for the replacement tires.  Thank goodness, because tires are EXPENSIVE!  I walked in and immediately knew I was out of my element.  I had no idea what I need to buy, what the best bang for my buck was in regards to the mileage on my car, etc., etc., etc.

Not that I don't trust the car guys, but... well scratch that.  I don't trust the car guys.  While I think I got the best deal going with a buy 3, get 1 free, and would not allow them to even think I was interested in the additional bonus money back if I opened a credit card, I was totally at a loss for what I truly needed.  Besides that, it wasn't just tires I had to buy.  I then had to get alignment, and installation, and on and on.  How's a girl to know what is really necessary in these situations?

Now, I know I could solve this problem by YouTubing a video, reading a for Dummies book, or actually getting under the hood and having my hubby explain things to me, but frankly, I don't want to.  I don't have any interest in doing that.

So, really this post was pointless since I'm basically just saying I feel like I'm getting duped into buying more things I don't need.  But, you will be proud...  There was something wrong with something, let's go with a Friends moment and call it the tire's outer phalange, making it slightly wobble and not give a true alignment, and for another $300 something I could have it give me a true outer alignment, but come on yo, I just dropped quite a chunk of change on these new tires o' mine, and I realllllly don't want to spend any more money on them.  So what if they wobble a teeny bit?  Is that bad?  Probably.

Then again, I've been driving around on nearly bald tires for the last several months.  What's the worst that could happen?  *Knock on wood.*

1 comment:

  1. Augh! I know the feeling! I'm SO thankful Nate takes care of all the car stuff for us!


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