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A Big Car Bill, and Other Things

January 18th, 2024 at 04:06 pm

I reported earlier that my "maintenance required" message lit up while I was on my road trip. I intended to take my car to the dealer as soon as I got home, but the vicious cold snap that arrived at the same time I did kept me home for a few days. Yesterday I finally took the car to the dealer. I have to say I didn't expect the cost of 70K maintenance to be quite so high, but they did address and correct other issues -- brakes and alignment being the major ones. All told the bill was $2496. Wow. Well, I assume the car will run like a top now. I put it on my Discover card and will pay in full next month.

So, it's austerity for a while. 

I averted one disaster when my refrigerator appeared to be losing its cool. I called a repairman, and he showed me that the temperature dial was set too low. I thought that might be the case, but the design of the dial made it hard for me figure out where the setting should be. He showed me and turned it up, and the fridge quickly regained its coolness. Unfortunately, it cost me a $75 service call. And I lost a half gallon of ice cream. Everything else seems to be okay, since I acted quickly. I must have accidently bumped the dial without knowing it, because I certainly didn't deliberately dial it down. Anyway, I'm glad not to be buying a new refrigerator.

As for the pantry challenge, I'm still working on the Mexican chicken casserole. One more serving today, and the remainder will go into the freezer. For breakfast I had some biscuits and an apple.

4 Responses to “A Big Car Bill, and Other Things”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Wow that is a big car bill. But i feel like everything is more with inflation so many it's proportionately that high since it's been a long time since the 30k service.

  2. terri77 Says:

    I was confused about $70k in car maintenance, until I realized you were referring to miles. Whew! 😅

  3. Brunette Says:

    We recently had a 60K service done on our car and were shocked by the $1300 price tag. My husband did ask if they had any discounts and they gave him 10% off (I don't even remember why, but I was thankful for it). Car maintenance can be so expensive but is also so important!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Good spent $75, but didn't have to buy a new fridge.

    Sorry about your large car bill, but at least it is fixed and you can feel is is trustworthy. I think our drastic temperature changes here in the Midwest are hard on our vehicles.

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