My car has been acting really weird for many, many months. It started last winter. I had to send the car to our local mechanic once in December of last year to get it fix and I told them to do the bare minimal. It has to do with some spark plugs which they only fix 3 out of 6 coz I was short of cash but the guy at the shop said it will not last.
After the the fix, the car was running a little better and it does not take 15 minutes to warm the car up. But then after 1.5 months, it got worse. DB came back from TX and he changed all the 6 spark plugs. There was something else wrong too, I can’t remember. The car was running better but not 100%. Now after 4 months, something else came up…..first of the air conditioning is dead which is not that bothersome. What is bothering me and DB the most is the constant vibration, chugging and it takes forever to get up to speed especially getting on the freeway. DB thinks it’s the fuel filter problem.
Last week, DB went to the auto parts store and bought a fuel filter for my car. Came home he worked on it but guess what????? The damn filter connector snapped and low and behold, DB was soaked with gasoline. We cannot drive it since the connector broke. So, we had to call AAA to the rescue – tow the car to the nearest shop around our area.
We wanted AAA to tow it to our usual mechanic shop but it was too far. The closest was a place that was cut throat. A simple fix cost us $120+ and we were trying to save some cash.
After the fix, the car is still not 100%. DB wants those guys to change the plug wires but they quoted us $500 for the parts and labor. Well, I don’t think we will be taking our vehicles to them. Now, I don’t know if DB is going to attempt fixing it himself or taking it to our usual shop. The shop quoted us a price of $350+ (parts and labor). Man, that is expensive for me too…..pay day, i can’t wait for you to come sooner.