Saturday, April 03, 2004
Just got the car fixed today. It was in the shop for about a couple of days. Thankfully, the repair didn't cost too much (i.e. over 5K), but it still burned a hole in my increasingly shrinking pocket. The bumper was trashed and the side was bit dented. I started up the engine at the shop...the fan belt squealed for a few seconds, but the owner said it was just wet...but from the looks of it, it needs a replacement sooner or later - I concur. Here's what it looked like prior to repair:

Honestly, I'm not much of a car person. As long as there's gas in the tank, oil in the engine, air in the tires and water in the radiator, I'm good to go. Although during these unbearable summer days, it's very nice to have good airconditioning - after all, I didn't plunk nearly 5K (a few months back) to have the compressor fixed for nothing. Well, it was either that, or get a new one - which is like 18-freakin-K - and astronomical for my (viturally non-existent) budget.

Oh, and since the exterior is scratched up a bit by what appears to be chicken claws (yes, chickens - the lot where I park is a relative's poultry breeding ground as well) it's due for auto-detailing too. Goodbye wallet...