Saturday, September 29, 2007

Ratty little car update

The mechanic called this morning to tell me what was wrong -- it's the alternator. And the battery is also shot. Of course I think the battery has lasted at least 10 years, so that's not bad at all. It's easy to fix (just put in a new alternator and battery), but is kinda costly. It's not really that costly in the grand scheme of things of course, but I've spent a lot at the vet over the past two weeks (nothing major, just a lot of small things adding up) and I had hoped not to have to spend much for a while. Of course I haven't spent much (pretty much nothing to be accurate) on this car since the last time it broke down (last year around this time), so the expenses, although never welcome are still substantially less than buying a different (even if not new or close to new) car would be.

So that's a big relief. Plus the mechanic said the little car looked pretty good mechanically. It looks as if the ratty little car will live on....


Blogger veleska1970 said...

oh, altenators~~been there, done that so many times i'm embarrassed to say an exact count. in fact when you described the symptoms in your previous blog entry, i thought that was what the problem was. but 10 years for a battery? that's EXCELLENT!!! the thing was a dynamo, and if you can, maybe you should get another of that same brand/kind, etc.

8:10 PM  

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