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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Failed Attempt

The light indicating I needed new brake pads had been steadily glowing on my dashboard for quite some time. As with many things, the task of getting the repair kept getting pushed lower on my list of things to do. When you are single and have only one car, it's tough figuring out how to get your car repaired while still meeting your day-to-day obligations, especially when every time you take your car somewhere they ask you to "drop it off" or "leave it with us for a while."

I MADE time and got 4 new brake pads Saturday (thanks for the car loan, Mom and Pops). I drove without incident Sunday and part of Monday. On my drive home Monday, I applied the brakes - and suddenly my brake pedal went all the way to the floor of the car before my car would stop. I was terrified and sure my brakes had failed completely. I carefully drove home, knowing something was very wrong. The next morning, I drove T to school and then headed to Meineke to report the problem.

The problem? A screw apparently loosened when "bleeding" my brakes had not been tightened. The odd thing? The guy who discovered the problem says there was no reason for the repairmen to have loosened the screw in the first place. Yes, the man who "fixed" my brakes Saturday is trying to kill me.

I said, "It was scary; I didn't think my car was going to stop."
Meineke man: "Eventually it wouldn't have."


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