Car Troubles

Weekly blog.


My check engine light came on. I texted a few people that I knew more about cars than me.  I’m very thankful that my friend answered back fairly quickly.  I spent most of Saturday working on my truck.  My friend looked at my truck and heard that it was not firing on all cylinders.  We drive to auto zone and I buy new spark plugs. He taught me how to change my spark plugs.  That didn’t fix the problem. Next we went to change the ignition wires.  We go to the near by junk yard, which was an interesting experience, to look for my ignition wire. Seeing a graveyard of disheveled cars without tires and engines created an interesting image against the desert background.  After an hour we did not find the part I was looking for.  We go back to auto zone and they had my ignition wires in stock. We changed my wires and that still didn’t fix my problem.  I needed to continue  doing errands on my Saturday so I put it on pause until today, Sunday.

Sunday. We tried about everything simple that we could do with my truck.  I’m calling in the towel and I will take it to a shop tomorrow. When you lose your vehicle to malfunction, it is very stressful.  I’m thinking about getting another vehicle if this proves more expensive than perceived.

My take aways from this weekend.  I am thankful that I have a few friends that have knowledge on car repair.  I’m very thankful those friends are willing to help me.  I wish I could pay it back to them.

That is all for the week. 

Author: Mark

I grew up in Hayward, Ca. I am avid traveler, artist, writer/blogger, reader, grappler and language enthusiast.

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