Well, I said this month would be car maintenance month.
Four nice shiny new tyres plus fitting plus whatever other surcharges they tack on: $544.
200,000 Km service, including ultrasound analysis of the fuel injection (!) and numerous other tinkering: $842. (But it does purr like a kitten now.)
A tank of petrol: $62.
But I’m still better off than my sister, who had a prang in her car. She was okay, but shaken. The car has an $1800 dent in the front bumper/headlight/etc. And while the insurance company will cover most of it, she’s going to be left with the $400 excess, unless they can track down the other driver, who witnesses confirm was at fault and did a runner.
If you drive a 1990ish white sedan with a licence plate which is similar to (but not) EEU 832, you’d better give yourself up before she finds you — she’s mean when she’s angry.