Safe(r) Trips Ahead…
Posted September 2, 2007on:
I remember turning 180-degrees on a street in Sto. Nino after dropping off Ma at my Aunt’s place. Before I could complete the bend, BOOM, I heard a loud popping noise from inside the engine. All of a sudden the steering wheel wouldn’t move and dark fluid from the Pajero’s bowels started to gush. Uh-oh. It was 9:30 PM. I was driving alone with no idea on car troubleshooting and the car was blocking half of the street!
Once, on our way to Jake’s birthday party at City Sports Club, the car just went dead on us. After several attempts with the ignition…still nothing. Darn, just perfect… We were dressed for a party with then 1 year-old Jake cramped together with everyone in a taxi cab. We were running late for our own hosted party.
Last Christmas, we were going up the mountain to take Junnie and Mitzi to the Mountain View Resort when one of the giant hoses just burst open. We were stranded up there for a good hour until help came.
Just recently, at 5:30 PM, I drove from my office parking slot to the boys’ bus stop. I noticed that the airconditioning system wasn’t cooling enough. Freon problem, I thought. Jerry would be home the following day, he’d handle it. As I was driving back to my office with the boys, we noticed an unusual sound. I looked at the temp and LO! We were overheating!
Another car mishap here…
Ah, the travails of having an old car… We felt it was time for us to look for a replacement. There were a few options. We test-drove a few models. Criteria: 7-seater, CRDi, automatic transmission, no cash outlay, with trade-in program, and below commercial interest rate. After some negotiations, one dealer was just God-sent. ALL factors for consideration were actually met by this one. Yay!
Earlier this morning, we brought our 2-day old car to the church for blessing.
Have a safe week everyone!