Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay, October, 2015. That's Scout in the arena.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Won't be going up to the horses this weekend

It was rainy here yesterday.  I took my car in for an oil change and the mechanic at Goodyear reported I needed new brake pads and rotors.  Nearly $600.00.  Nope, I said...  Then he reported I needed a new serpentine belt (nearly $200).  Nope, I said.  Then he called back again.  I handed the phone to hubby and he announced, "We'll be right over to pick up the damn car!  Have it ready."  NO further work.  I called our son, who said the brakes shouldn't be over $200.00... RIPOFF!!!!

So, I'm going to have to drive CAREFULLY until next Monday (when I'm off school) and I can take it to my reliable, trustworthy mechanic and have it done.  I wouldn't EVER take my car back to Goodyear.  I won't be going up to the horses, then, today.  The serpentine belt worries me more than the brakes because if it goes, the whole car STOPS.  That will also HAVE to be done next Monday...

Until then, I guess I'll stay around the house today and rest.  I'm trying to get rid of this darn cough.  I even bought some oil of oregano yesterday at Whole Foods.  Man, that stuff is STRONG!  Ugh!  But, I hope it kills this virus!

Stay healthy!
Cheryl Ann

1 comment:

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Assuming that those things even need to be replaced. I've been to shops where they flat out lie about something being broken. They charge you up the yin yang to replace it, and purposefully break something else while they are in there, so you have to bring the car right back in.

On the other hand, it's not all bad. I went to my local Jiffy Lube and was told I didn't need an oil change even though it had been six months since I had one.

My issue is with service people who keep calling to report bad news in increments. It sucks up all my time and stresses me out. A professional would do a thorough check up and then make one phone call with the results. When they keep calling you, it makes you think they are desperately trying to find something wrong.