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Friday, May 27, 2011

Walk/Busted

I think it's ridiculous that a car won't pass NC inspection because the check engine light is on. The computer said it wasn't a safety or environmental problem, so why should I be forced to pay $850 to fix it? As you might have seen in an old blog post, the misfiring cylinder was a problem at fist. But it started working better even though the check engine light stayed on. Bridge Point Auto couldn't fix it, my mechanic and engineer friends couldn't fix it and I obviously couldn't fix it. So I just left it alone and used the car to get to work.
Until the other day that is, when a police officer snuck up on me while I was parked. I really didn't know why he was walking around Waterfront Park. Then I looked back and saw the lights and realized that he wasn't just wandering around, talking to people. Anyway, he convinced me that it would be a good idea to take care of the problem. So I took it to the dealer and the car works better than ever now. I'm just a lot poorer for it.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Jesse C. said...

Ouch.

May 28, 2011 at 12:35 AM  
Blogger J. Craig Chaffin said...

Don't you love "free" cars?

June 1, 2011 at 12:38 PM  

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