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Friday, September 17, 2010

Car Issues

Had my car in for an oil change today. Total was $52 which is not too bad. However, he also told me that my brake pads need to be replaced and that my muffler has a hole in it. Blah! I asked what his estimate on those would be and he said approximately $200 for the brakes and $160 for the muffler. I made an appointment for next Friday. Ah cars are so expensive!!!

Still cheaper to get this car fixed than to buy a new one. However I'm not sure how much longer this one is going to last me. It's a 1999 Toyota and has a bit over 211,500km on it...


  1. heeheehee!!! good stuff -- i've been "following" you and this really peaked my interest -- i just purchased an older SAAB and it has 250000 on it... had to have the brakes replaced (pads and rotars ($275 without labor, daddy did it)) -- then had the old changed and a few other things done ($200 to the mechanic) -- need the muffler replaced badly ($300) -- then need a new windshield which should be another $300 -- plus little other things :) YAY money pits! but don't worry toyota will make it over 400000km!

  2. its only 11 years old and its a toyota. I think you still have awhile left. My moms little ford lasted like 14 years!! Toyota's rock :)

  3. I think you have awhile as well with your toyota if you just take care of it. I as well hate car maintaince prices, it seems there's always some expense!