Jan 16, 2009

Case of the Flying Shrapnel & Fallen Pulley

Turns out I don't have to borrow my Dad's car. I received a call from the shop owner around 4pm. In addition to replacing the pulley that melted and then fell off the car, he suggested replacing the tensioner pulley -and- the serpentine belt. Yup, the one I had replaced last year! Because the faulty pulley ate it's way into the belt, hence the rubber shrapnel all over the battery, and the belt getting very hot... shop owner is afraid the belt might break. If THAT happens, it's not pretty! I actually had it happen once.

With an hour's labor, towing, and parts... the total was *drum roll please* $220 AND it'll be done by 5pm today! Only $220!! I was thinking it'd be more like $800-1000 to fix.

Now I can make it to my hair appointment tomorrow morning! Gotta have priorities!

17 comments:

Debra said...

Glad it is all fixed. You were lucky!
Debra in Indiana

Becca in MD said...

WOOHOO!!! I'm so happy for you!!!

Enjoy your hair appointment. ;)

Rachel said...

Yea! Glad it was a cheaper fix than you thought AND they fixed it before Monday :o)

Terry said...

Glad it was a lot cheaper than you were expecting. Now you won't feel stuck at home this weekend even if you don't go anywhere (other than your hair appointment)

Kristin said...

Yay...that isn't too bad for a "major" repair!

glenda said...

Whew! That sure turned out much better that it could have! What a relief to have your car back quickly, too. I hate being without a car!

Gabi said...

Oh my gosh. I'm so happy for you. That's a real good price for a major repair indeed. And so great that it's fixed sooner then expected. Wishing you fun at the hairdresser :)

Carolyn NC said...

Glad it turned out to be less and you have your car back!

stitcherw said...

I'm so glad that they were able to fix your car so quickly, and at much less cost than you thought. Quite a promising way to start the new year. Hopefully everything will stay working well for it now.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Yey Meari! That's awesome!! Glad it wasn't very much to fix it, and that they were able to fix it so quickly! It stinks to be without a car!!
Pam K. :o)

Sharon said...

That is wonderful, when I read your previous post-I thouht "oh, no" it's going to expensive. But blessings abound!

Lou's addictions said...

You got your priorities right, we all need a bit of pampering lol... Great news about the car.

Anonymous said...

Good for you Meari. Glad to hear that it all worked out for you. I understand about the priorities. ;)
Brenda J

J Rae said...

Glad to hear the good news about the cost of your car repairs.

Hope you have a good week.

Mylene said...

Good to hear you car got fixed and cost less than you had expected.

htimcj said...

I am glad that your car wasn't too expensive to fix!
Heidi-ILCS

Nancy said...

Love it when that happens!