Every time I use the breaks my steering wheel would shake. Not all the time, maybe 80% of the time. It's been this way for... oh... maybe 4 months now. But I think rotating my tires would take care of the problem. What did I know?
Apparently not a whole lot.
That's the amount of time I sat in the waiting room at the dealerships Service department. I suppose going to the dealership was my first mistake. But they had sent me a coupon. Save $5 off an oil and filter change. Hook, line, sinker.
They got me.
But I knew I had a problem. I just didn't know how bad my problem was.
Two rotors, the ball joint boots are cracked, alignment is off, oh and I have a nail in my tire. Don't forget the oil change with $5 coupon! And I added a request that they fix my rear windshield wiper since the rubber wiper was missing. But I do get a free car wash! (Which is MUCH needed this time of the year here in NH!)
I saw the estimate, 2 hours later. And it was going to take at least another 2 hours for them to finish everything. I wish I knew a mechanic, a friend or my husband. But I don't. And I have zero sense about what is REALLY needed and what isn't. But I do know I need my car safe since I do all the driving to and from daycare with J.
I left the dealership in a rental car. It's a Chevy Colbalt. Oh how I feel like I'm back in high school by driving this small car. Although in high school I drove a Ford Taurus, which is a little bigger than the Colbalt. Needless to say, I felt like I was younger driving a smaller car. Thankfully the dealership is paying for this rental, despite my credit card being held for any incidences, and yes I declined their rental insurance agreement. My commute was only 5 miles and I (knock on wood) don't see myself in an accident anytime soon.
Of course I'm not looking forward to seeing the final bill. I'm expecting to see (gulp) $800, hopefully less.