The car story continues

I was was walking one day and came across a neighbor and with him was the man I bought my car through. I told him about the transmission problems with my car. He said he might be able to fix it and it would be shame to junk it. Long story short I agreed to have him check the car out. We met at the garage that had my car and I told one of the mechanics there that I was taking the car. He seemed a bit put out and said he thought I had sold it to the other mechanic. I told him no money had changed hands and I was taking the car. The car was towed to the other guys garage.

I got a call from the new garage to come have look at the car, when I did it was running again! This mechanic had drained the transmission fluid, cleaned the transmission filter and replaced the fluid, put in an additive and it was running and shifting like it should. So he suggested that he do a complete transmission service; all new fluid, new filter, and an additive and see how long it works. I went for it and now my car is running like it did. The cost for this service came to $140.00 including the tow to his garage.

I also found out from the new mechanic my car at the scrap yard is worth a lot more than two hundred dollars that the other guy was going to strip the car sell the parts and then scrap.  Keeping the money for the parts for himself and giving me less than half what he wold get at the scrap dealer.

The new guy has a used transmission in-case this one fails again, and I am sure it will, that will cost about $600.00 installed. That I can do.

1998 Oldsmobile Bravada Smart track (all wheel drive) 145000 miles

In the process I have pissed off the mechanic in my neighborhood for reneging on the deal and I’m unhappy that I was being abused by him. So many times I have been screwed by service companies of one kind or another and then they try to make me out as the problem. (sigh)

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2 thoughts on “The car story continues

  1. Bobby

    Good to read a story with a happy ending.

  2. Dayton

    Good for you Julia. It bugs me to see people at the mercy of those that just want to make a buck at your expense.
    You made the right move, IMHO.

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