Post # 1
So things have been going well with saving up for my wedding and paying my bills/mortgage..and BAM! My check engine light comes up on the car so in it goes to be checked out..
Ok..so a sensor has gone, that needs to be fixed. But a pipe needs to be replaced..and that’s going to cost me $2000…oh and the suspension needs to be done in the next 2 to 3 months…who knows how much that will be.
I am ready to cry. Really? REALLY?? Right when we’re coming down to crunch time for the wedding, we’re booking our honeymoon, we’re strapped as it is and I have no backup…
sorry for the post.
Post # 3
I would definatly get a second opinion……. I would take it to a smaller shop or something. Labor fee’s are soo expensive. Or if your Fiance is handy; look online you can find sooooo soooo soo many DIY ways to fix problems with your vehicle that will save you Hundreds….
Post # 4
I’m sorry. Car repairs suck. I hate it when life happens. Like my husband surprised me today by picking me up at work and got a $50 parking ticket.
Post # 5
Don’t apologize! I would be SO upset too.
Life always throws curve balls like that. Are you booking your honeymoon through a travel agent? They had us put a deposit down first… our balance is due beginning of April. That could help balance out what you owe now.
I would also get a second opinion as demodreamer said. And maybe you can get on a payment plan with the garage?
Post # 6
Well..luckily with our honeymoon we had to pay a deposit up front only, and the balance is due 75 days before we go (we go in December). I was able to get some aftermarket parts for the car from a friend, but still a lot of money for labour (it’s a leak in the exhaust system, a fuel tank sensor and my shocks need to be redone, struts and springs.)
time to take a step back and breathe, and take one day at a time, it’ll all get paid eventually, just not as quick as I want it to be.
*shakes her fist at consumer debt and credit card companies*
Post # 7
I kno my light came on too and i need a new starter! Luckily my dad managed to fix whatever was wrong with the light, and im just going to ignore my bad starter as long as possible. Im sorry this happened to you it seems so unfair!
Post # 8
I would look for a second opinon. My husband’s truck has had the check engine light on because of a sensor going out for years and nothing is wrong with it (and you don’t really need the sensor). I guess it is different when your husband works on cars so he knows if things are wrong with it.
Post # 9
Oh no! That’s got to be crazy stressful, I know I probably would cry. No, I would definitely cry. Do you know anyone that has a good relationship with an auto repair shop/person? I’d get a second opinion or find a connection before I give up that much cash.