The Taurus is gone!!!!
Well, not really GONE gone, but just gone. I called the good people at the Gecko and they came and towed it away to get fixed. (Thank heavens.)
I found this little mechanic shop close to where I live. The guys are great!!! The first time I went to them, the gas gauge had previously gone out and my car broke down. I towed it to the shop and they kept it for two days. The owner called me and said that it was simply out of gas. He said, “well, I pressurized the fuel lines and there weren’t any other problems that were pointing to not running. Sir, you’re just out of gas. The diagnostic fee is only $50. You can come pick’er up.”
These guys are honest and only moderately priced.
My father-in-law had his car fixed just a couple of weeks ago. What was wrong??? The ignition coil pack (the new and improved distributor cap) and timing belt needed to be replaced.
Grand total? $360.00.
He had to take it back cause it was just a little bit out of timing. The owner said, “Mr. Father-in-Law, I apologize that you had to bring the car back. We’ve been so busy that I didn’t drive the car myself. Had I driven it, I would have adjusted that before I called you. I’ll adjust that for free.”
WHEN THE CRAP DO YOU ACTUALLY HEAR A MECHANIC SAY THEY MISSED UP AND DIDN’T CHARGE YOU?!!!?! LIKE, VIRTURALLY NEVER!!!
Anyway. I should hear something within the next few days.
I can’t wait to get the car back. It has been nearly 5 months since she broke down (June 9th). I tell ya, paying the payments and insurance on something that you can’t use??? Bummer.
Anywho. I’ll keep ya posted.