Saturday, October 2, 2010

Car trouble for Ms. Carr

So on Thursday, September 30, 2010 will be a day in my life I won't forget. My car broke down on me on the highway while I was on my way to work. I mean I was driving in moderate traffic, in the rain on 395. The music was up and I was singing to the top of my lungs. All of a sudden, my car just starts to stall and clunks out on me. Luckily, there was enough speed to allow my car to coast to get to the emergency shoulder area. Oh I forgot to mention that it was raining buckets and buckets of water courtesy of Tropical Storm Nicole. AAA came and towed me and the car to the dealership so we could figure out this problem.

After waiting for almost 2 hours at the dealership, they came back and told me that my fuel line went bad and as a result the fuel pump clunked out on me. *sigh* The estimated cost of the repairs would be at least $800 and it would take a couple of days before the car would be ready because they would have to order the part. Right then, I had a serious situation on my hand. Should I repair my car with the chances that something else will break down or should I break down and buy a new car.

Well I have prayed on it, about it, laid hands on the financing papers, thought about how am I financially going to make it. I am hoping that within the next 24 hours, my answer will be made. I can't afford any additional storage fees.