I bought my first car when I was eighteen years old. I walked into a car lot & fell in love with a 2001 Dodge Stratus. I paid $4600. When I finally got my license, 21 years old, I finally began driving it.
I am a horrible driver, by the way.
Ever since I began driving my car I have had to replace something every year. Literally.
I began planning my vacation a couple weeks ago. Even took off work for it. Remember the vacation blog? Yeah. My car is no longer running. Yeah. You read that right. & I am not a hundred percent sure what is wrong with it. We’ve narrowed it down, though. It’s either the battery. Alternator. A sensor. Or my car is finally broken. Maybe that isn’t so narrow. My mechanic, who happens to be my brother, is pretty sure it’s the alternator. I am not really sure what I want it to be. Either way, I’m out $100.
Now let’s in the cost to change my oil because I haven’t changed it in a year. & having my brother as my mechanic sucks here. Why? Because he decided if he works on my car I have to buy the parts he wants. What does that mean? It’s not cheap. It takes me $100 when he changes my oil. I guess that isn’t totally bad if it’s yearly.
I still plan on going on vacation next month. I’m hoping I’ll still be able to save some money. It takes $50 to fill up my car with gas. So I need at least $100, because I only get 300 miles per full tank. My house to Amarillo, Texas is about 330 miles. I’ll have to refill before I get to my destination. I really hope my car doesn’t ruin my vacation. I don’t want to stay here during it. I guess if I do have to stay it’ll be running well enough & I will just go watch “Breaking Dawn: Part 2” in theaters.