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August 16, 2006

Procrastination

I really need to get into the habit of taking my vehicle in for service when I get the first hint that something's not right. As it stands, I just put it off until I instead have a group of problems, and thus get to pay for all of them in one big lump.

I knew my steering damper was probably bad. I almost had Sears do it when they were doing my on-sale-with-free-installation shocks. (Me? A cheap ass? My mama didn't raise no fool!)

I knew the transmission mount was shot; I've been having clunking tranny for ages. Wow, that one's different taken out of context.

I knew the swaybar bushings and the endlinks needed doing; I planned on doing them myself, but just kept putting it off because I was waiting for 3 ton jacks to be on sale again.

Instead of solving each of those problems individually and ergo seemingly inexpensively, I get to have them all done by a shop today at a total of roughly $900 in hopes of being able to drive straight down the road again.

And then there are all the wear items just lurking in the wings waiting to become actual problems.

Posted by Colin at August 16, 2006 12:46 PM

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