I Think My Car Knows What Time of Year It Is
Once again, car trouble before school starts. (Those of you newer to the blog might need to know about the last time it happened.)
I had trouble starting the car while I was running errands today--and then I noticed that the clock and the trip-o-meter were resetting every time the car didn't start! Well, I knew it wasn't the starter, because that was replaced earlier this year, so the next logical culprit was the battery. Of course, I'm in the middle of errands when I decide to check with Dad, and he strongly encouraged me to go see the whiz kid mechanic.
Well, I prayed I had one more start left so I could finish drying the towels at the laundromat--I figured worst case scenario I'd be calling AAA--and fortunately the car (eventually) started so I could drive to the mechanic. Sure enough, the battery passed the charge test, but only at rest. It didn't have enough in it to handle starting the car.
I think that battery lasted more than a couple of years, so that's not too bad. It's just the timing that's annoying.
That, and the initial fear that there was something really wrong. I'm very grateful that wasn't the case and that my parents and the mechanic were there to help out.