Car fixed up and happy! - Nothing to See Here — LiveJournal
Aug. 8th, 2006
05:22 pm - Car fixed up and happy!
I was 944 miles late for it, but I just got my car's 142.5k mile service done.
In addition to the usual service stuff, I wanted them to check into two things.
- The odometer backlight seemed to be broken.
- The right front wheel seemed to have a slow leak of some sort, and it wasn't obvious if it was the valve or the tire.
As for the backlight, I'm not sure, and I'll have to check this next time I drive at night, but it seems it may simply have been because a knob which adjusts the dashboard backlight brightness level was turned down. I hope so! I like the "free" better than the "however much they'd charge me to take apart the dash board and replace a 0.5 cent LED"!
In other related news: The guy who works for the dealership who drops me off at and picks me up from my office when I bring my car in to them is leaving! Boo!
Francisco drives 4.5-5hrs every day to and from work, from Stockton, CA to Redwood City, CA. I don't know how he does it. He gets up at 3:15am, and he gets home anywhere from 7pm to 9pm. OUCH. He is starting next month at a job based near where he lives, and his wife who worked at Stanford is starting some new job around Stockton too, so both of them will have an extra 4+ hours every day.
I'll miss being able to hop into the dealership van, say "Hi Francisco, how's things?", and have him drive me to work without my having to tell him where to go, though.
[*] That post cracks me up every time! :)
Current Location: 2385 Bay Rd, Redwood City, CA, USA
Current Mood: relieved