This week’s edition of Three Things Thursday: Car Issues
1. Stupid Car
Meet Mr. Blue, the Honda Civic. This is our crap car that P uses to drive 100Km every day in. It is a crap car, but a fairly reliable car in the past two years, until recently. This evening while I was driving Mr. Blue to my track meeting (which I missed – crap…) the car decided to die on me in the middle of a busy intersection. I was stopped and it just went kapoot – I didn’t stall it (this is the manual transmission car) – it just died. P came and tried to get it going, but it just kept dying (and it sounded awful!). So we had a tow truck take it home and we are charging the battery (which is new by the way) to see if that is the problem (I don’t think it is…but anyways). So yes – that is round two of “rebecca’s car dies in traffic”.
While waiting for P – a number of people stopped to help me. Thanks to the Young Driver’s instructor who helped me get the car to a much safer location at the side of the road. After he left (he had to go), about 8 or so other drivers asked if I needed help. Funny – they were all male. Not a single female drive asked if I needed help. A bunch of kids stared at me too…..
3. Check Engine Light
In other car news – the check engine light came on in the jeep – I’ve never seen that come on before, ever! Apparently it is the catalytic converter – wooooo???