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Car Flu...

March 22nd, 2007 at 09:12 am

Is there such a thing as car flu? We own four cars. DS and DIL have one of them until DS graduates from graduate school. Then we will give it to them (along with all its ills). DD has one and DH and I have one each. All are approaching or have reached old age and/or high mileage. So repairs are logical. And I set up a repair fund for autos just for that reason.

Last weekend, DS couldn't go on his school trip because both their cars had broken down. We went up to help with the repairs. They found another major leak in DIL's car, so they need to save for that, and we usually pay for the big stuff for our car. They take care of maintenance costs, etc. DD's car needs her third (!) windshield. I haven't been driving mine much, but yesterday after errands, I smelled something funny. Yep, my car also has a major leak of some kind. Rats. My auto repair fund doesn't have near enough for the car flu we've been having.

I took a look at the budget and decided that emphasizing the auto repair fund for the next couple of years will be a real good thing. I siphoned monies off other categories that we haven't used as much, like clothing, and am trying to build that fund up even more. I was so proud of having money in there. At least I did have SOME saved. I guess I will need to go to the emergency fund after I get the quote. And like people illnesses, the cars seem to get sick right before weekends.....

4 Responses to “Car Flu...”

  1. moi aussi Says:

    Good Job on having saved the money needed.!! Hope all of your cars feel better soon Smile

  2. Sunshine Suz Says:

    Maybe the cars have allergies too!!!

    This YELLOW pollen down here is making everything and everybody sick!

  3. JanH Says:

    I totally hear you on the pollen, Sunshine Suz! My car was covered in it this morning!

  4. monkeymama Says:

    Oh yeah our cars had the car flu in January/Feb. Luckily they are cured now. The 1 day we were stranded with no car was absolutely ridiclous - had to be the flu. Both cars being down at once was just not something I ever really considered or planned for. But my pocketbook is happy they have been having a healthy month. (knock on wood).

    Hope your cars are better soon!!!! Wink

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