Friday, April 11, 2008

Update on the car

So Kim came to my house yesterday on her lunch break and jumped my car so that I could take it to firestone. (thank you Kim, you're forgiven for not answering my phone call on Wednesday night.......LOLOLOLOL :) ) They told me there that they won't even look at it because most newer cars have a device in them that drains the battery after the airbag has been deployed and that even if they put a new battery in my van that more than likely it will just be drained by this device again.  So he advised me to take it to the dealer and get the airbag fixed.  
I had already called to see how much it would cost to fix the airbag and the guy at the dealership told me $1500!!!!  What???? That is more than my van is even worth!! (Little nervous breakdown had here)
So thank heaven's Kim's boss works on cars.  So she called him and asked if there was anything else I could do.  He told her that he didn't know if this would work, but that I could try taking the fuse that goes to the airbag out and see if it would stop draining the battery.  I couldn't find the fuse, so I stopped and asked my good friends at Auto Transmission in West Jordan and he did it for me.  He said he wasn't sure if it would work either.
So I'm here to say that it is the next day and my van starts!!!!  I hope that it continues to keep starting!!  Pray for us!!  YAY!!! :)  We have been blessed!!!!


gigi said...

Oh I pray that it will work and keep working for yall. sorry for the run of bad luck, but like you said thank goodness for your blessings!

Aramie Randall said...

Hooray! Now you can drive your van to NYC and make out with David Letterman! Hee hee!

Erin said...

I hate car dealers they always want to charge way to much for their services. I usually refuse to take my car to them.

Amanda said...

Hope it keeps on keeping on for you. Good luck.

echoeve said...

Listen I hate to be the person that looks for the bad in things.
But right now it feels like a blessing that the car is running, however if yall are in any kind of accident you may not feel so blessed that there was no air bag.

sorry i am not a hater`

Kimberly said...

I's prayin'!

And many, many people survived accidents before there were airbags.

Kalli said...

Liz I am sorry to hear about the car troubles but I do know a few things about bad luck our latest bad luck has to do with my husbands identity being stolen and the IRS holding our tax return because the man that stole his identity owes a bunch of back tax.. yeah that's been fun to try and sort out. Anyways it was SO good to see you today at the zoo and it has been really fun to look at your blog! Man your kids are cute! Well I have your number now so we need to get together I saw that you guys came swimming at the legacy center I taught swimming there last year and I think I will teach there again this summer are you still teaching? Oh and did you get on Biggest Loser? I want to sign up LOL I need help... Well talk to you soon my blog is enjoy