Post # 1
Luckily he is okay, but his car and the deer were not 🙁 He was coming back from a work trip going about 70 mph when it ran out in front of his car. We know it’s lucky he’s totally fine, but we may not feel so lucky when we see the bill for all the damage. The repairs are going to have to come out of our wedding fund.
It happened about an hour away so I drove out to meet him while his car got towed. On the way back, my “service engine light soon” came on, too. This is just not our night!
Post # 3
Yikes! So glad he’s okay. Maybe your light just needs a computer reset… * HUGS *
Post # 4
Eep I’m glad he is okay. I hope your engine is something dumb. Go to an AutoZone or something for a free diagnostic before going to an auto repair shop.
Post # 5
@pink.sequins: I’m hoping that’s it! Definitely bad timing 🙁
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Good idea, FI said the same thing. I really hope it’s something minor. One of us needs to have an operational car to drive 3 hours to a wedding FI is in next weekend.
Post # 6
Glad he’s okay!
If you have physical damage coverage on your vehicle, animal losses are covered under the comprehensive coverage on the vehicle and not collision coverage. Animal losses are also considered as “non-fault” on your insurance as well, so should not greatly affect your rates upon renewal.
Post # 7
@misskoala: Thanks for the info! I’ll let FI know. I’m pretty sure his dad recently convinced him to downgrade to the lowest possible coverage, so might take a big hit (no pun intended) on this one. Glad it won’t raise his rates, though!
At least the Mavs won tonight…it was the one thing that could bring back a good mood after such a crappy evening!
Post # 8
@MM423: Oh yay! I’m rooting for the Mavs…I’m originally from Cleveland. ‘Nuff said.
Sometimes the ‘check engine’ light gets triggered if you don’t click the gas cap 2-3 times after filling up. That’s what’s happened to me before. Sending good vibes that this is the case for you!