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My car knows I'm in debt...but still wants my money.

March 8th, 2011 at 04:32 am

So after starting to get things really together, paying off bills etc, my car decides to act out...it decided to not want to start at all and after a 20 minute rest, it finally did. In fact, it must know that there is some money in the account and now wants all of it, even though I have debt.lol. O.k, in all seriousness the check engine light has been on for a while, along with the oil light, which is from the idler so depending on the tilt of the road and engine, the light may/may not come on. It's funny, after taking a look at what I wrote, I guess the finances were like the car. The warnings have been there and action is needed. Anyway, it clearly failed the smog test due the light being on, but will now cost me more that $400. My husband also has a dentist appointment, which will cost $950, but we will at least get reimbursed, it just takes two weeks from the insurance. Anyway, my federal refund will be here this week and will pay for the past due mortgage! As for the car, trying to figure out when to fix it without us being at zero balance, which is scary.

2 Responses to “My car knows I'm in debt...but still wants my money.”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Ok, one little trick we have used, that will not fix it, but would get it to pass inspection, is to unhook the battery and leave it off for a little while and then hook it back up. That should take care of the check engine light. I don't know if it always works, but it has worked for us! Smile As for the oil light?? Idk on that one. Ours is on a steady diet of oil and antifreeze, since it likes to leak all over!

  2. CampFrugal Says:

    HaHaHa, boomeyers, we have a car like yours. I call it the traveling hazard.

    Plus, this past winter has been so hard on my daughters car (the one I have been using), that it needs to go in for an oil change and have the alternator belt replaced, and a tail pipe put back on the muffler. We already had to have the brake line fixed and bled. It is just so low to the ground, that all the snow and holes in the roads take a great toll on the poor little thing.

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