I was driving to work yesterday morning, windows down, music on, jamming away, when all of a sudden, I hear a loud noise and my car starts shaking uncontrollably. I pull over in the first driveway I see and stop the car. Get out look around I am halfway to work stuck in a car dealer parking lot with an inflatable flailing arm man laughing at me. I start to panic because I walk around my car and notice a flat tire.
This happened to me not too long ago with the front passenger side tire and now it happened again with my passenger rear tire. I called my boss to tell her I was going to be late and ask her for help because last time I called my uncle to change it and he was at work (I was also too far from the house). My boss sends my coworker/warehouse manager to help me out. I thought once he changed the tire the problem would be solved. He drives away I follow and my car is still shaking but I push it to get to work. All the guys look it over in the parking lot at work and see nothing wrong with any of the tires and I have no clue why it would be shaking. Finish my work day, go home in a shaky car, and ask my uncle to look it over. Thankfully it was Friday because he looks it over and finds that the rack and pinion is completely shredded and tells me this is one job he can’t fix because the car needs to be elevated. Apparently, when the rack and pinion broke, my tire ran over some of the pieces and that’s what caused the flat tire.
This morning I go to the shop to get it fixed and just about died on the spot when the man tells me its approximately $800 to fix and would also take several hours. Thankfully I have just been approved for a new credit card and it already arrived in the mail so I went ahead and put it all on there and I will pay it off little by little. If I didn’t have that card I really don’t know what I would have done. I was also thankful that my cousin came over because our bridesmaid dresses are ready! She picked me up from the shop so I wouldn’t have to sit there all day and we got our dresses from David’s Bridal. We also took the time to visit this little old lady that is going to alter our dresses (cheaper than getting it done at David’s) and did our fitting. Left the dresses there. Picked up my car and on my way home the car is still shaking. Need to take it back see what the heck is still wrong with it after paying almost $800 I do not need it shaking!