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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Car repair

So ok, I drive an old car.  95 Toyota Corolla. Sandpebble beige. Bought it new in May 1995.  It's got 162,000 miles on it, give or take.  First time I ever bought myself a brand new car.




I love this car.  My daughters spent their childhood being transported in this car.



So Saturday morning I noticed that the driver's side front tire was low.  Very low.  Took the car to the discount tire store to check things out.



Well, it turns out I had 3 very old tires on the car -- replaced one tire about a year ago when I hit a nail, but I can't even remember the last time I bought tires.

And then the mechanic showed me the struts.

Can you believe they were original equipment?

  17 years and 162,000 miles on the same struts?!!!

2 comments:

Suzanne said...

On LONG ISLAND? That is a major accomplishment!!!

songbird's crazy world said...

Yeah, on Long Island. Corola is a tough little car <3

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