More car repairs | Blogging Away Debt

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More car repairs

A couple ago we took Emily#8217;s car in to get the oil changed.  It had too long since the last oil so the service center recommended an flush, which I gullibly for.

All was well for 2 weeks her car started sputtering and misfiring.  We it to a new mechanic who specializes in Toyotas and he that the engines they in several cars had a flaw caused the oil to get dirty and fill the up with sludge.  He told us typically a slow … and the thing to do is leave it alone, than try to clean it out, breaking up the sludge just it to move around the engine and things up worse.

Apparently that is what  So we ended up with new coils for and another pair of new parts for  So our stupid engine flush us $550.

This car runs really for having over 180,000 on it, but the maintenance lately has been up.  Hopefully this is all we have to do for a  Ugh.

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Sorry the hit at this time of year. is why the comments constantly harp on up the emergency fund and we keep the age of your car.

BTW: your travel is not badly affected. Especially stay on top of the airlines are doing. Even if flights aren#8217;t affected you be able to VDB (voluntarily denied and pick up a nice chunk of or a credit if the airline has previously people to transport so are looking for to bump to later flights.

Obviously this only if you have lots of extra built into your

Use the 24 hour online check-in and if the is full (at least on UA) you#8217;ll get if you are willing to consider being Checking in early is especially if you don#8217;t want to be IDB (involuntarily boarding) because bumping often takes place on check in time.

Good luck, safe and enjoy your family. are the true wealth in your

550$ for repairs beats a car payment though! Don#8217;t let it get you too much.

180K miles on a car is high. Are you guys planning on a little away every in a car replacement fund? As soon as regularly paying out $300+ a on repairs, I#8217;d say a car with many miles isn#8217;t it anymore. If it#8217;s only here and there, consider lucky and wait it out. The (or the odometer) is definitely ticking.

Better to have saved for a replacement than take on a car

The same thing happened to my son he took his Lexus RX300 in for an oil They convinced him that he a transmission flush, and his transmission (200 miles from a week later. The mechanic us that the stuff that stirred up when anything is and you really don#8217;t need to do it.

It#8217;s best to just the fluid (transmission, oil, and replace with new. It was a fix for us, so at $550, you got lucky! Sorry it Happy Thanksgiving!

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