Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Truck Tale

As you know, I still have 2 vehicles.  Not selling the truck turned out to be a good decision because it has been very useful with the mobile home remodel and my niece using it to get around town.  Later on, my nephew will use is to learn to drive and to get to school.  But keeping 2 vehicles is not cheap.  Back in February or March, I needed to replace the battery.  Then, I noticed leaking from the radiator and that had to be replaced.  A few weeks ago, my niece got rear-ended and luckily, the driver was honest and stopped to exchange insurance information.  Even though the damage wasn't major, my niece took it in for an estimate and I got a $570 check.

Can you tell it's a little lower on the right?
On Monday, I took the day off for my birthday and worked on my property.  My niece was there with the truck and I was looking for bungee cords when I noticed that the back tire was cracked along the tread and I could see the metal inside.  We stopped what we were doing and went directly to the tire store (and In and Out Burger) and $300 later I had 4 new tires.

I hope that is all of the truck maintenance that I need for a while.  I am looking forward to only having one vehicle again after my nephew goes off to college in 2 years.  I only have one car in my early retirement budget.


Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

Easy come , easy go, even when its not really easy come :)

Dobermom said...

The perks to owning older vehicles. Mine's pushing 13 years this year. It's been good to me and I'll be driving it until it breaks down...or until I can afford new car payments.

Happy Belated Birthday!

Daizy said...

I should be thankful that I have the money to pay it, Lizzie. It's just not what I had planned on buying. A new radiator isn't on my fun list.

Daizy said...

Dobermom, you made me think about how old my truck is. 17 already! It was only 2 when I bought it. It was the newest vehicle I had ever owned.