Sunday, July 29, 2012
Anyway, an update on my car woes:.
The garage I took it to told me that the car's control module ... it's computerized brain... had died. And while they could replace it, they didn't have the means to program it. So it had to go to the dealer.
The dealer's folks said, "Yep, they're right." Then gave me a 4-figure price to do the work. (the part by itself is darn close to $1,000.)
Gulp and double gulp!
Two bright spots: I got a discount because the car wasn't ready on time (part didn't arrive). I also came up with a coupon for 15% off any service, which knocked off some more. (Still couldn't get the bill under 4 figures.)
I've been reminding myself that things happen. And this is why we're frugal, so we'll have $$ to cover the unexpected. . And life will go on ... .