Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I, um, err…
hate love my car. I hate to be negative around it her/him, I believe positive reinforcement will get me better results but this d* wonderful car has one issue after another.
I guess it’s not her/his fault. She/he was built to look tough on nice smooth Japanese roads. Not to actually be driven
over hundreds of potholes off-road daily. From broken windshields (ok, not her/his fault), to messed up pedal sensors and numerous other minor difficulties I don’t know if a month has gone by that something hasn’t had to be looked at. Recently I decided to quit babying her/him and ignore ‘minor’ issues. So far, so good, maybe a little silent treatment is what she/he needs. Then yesterday, out of the blue it starts to shake. At first I wonder if it’s an earthquake, but I just keep shaking as I drive down the road. Maybe it’s my imagination? Nope, definitely shaking. Rrrrgh. Ok, mechanic shop.
They check the bearings, the tires, ask a lot of questions, and determine that it’s not critical but will need to have the ends of the steering column/ rods replaced. Both of them. They are crimped.
So now I drive down the road bumping and rolling, even on the smooth roads. It’s fun, I hope the tires don’t fall off. Maybe if I think positively it will fix itself?