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Accidents Can Happen In A Parking Lot

We almost got into an accident yesterday afternoon. My daughter and I went to the mall yesterday to pay my bill.  We were on the stop sign going straight – I looked right and left (but didn’t look back to the right).  Then after looking to the left, I hit the gas pedal to go straight.  But at the blink of an eye a car showed up on my right.  We stopped in the middle of the road at the same time.  We’re like a few inches away from collision.  I swear I didn’t see him there!

On the way home, I was still in a mild shock.  You know, how very careful you are driving on the road yet you never know when it’ll happen.  This is the first time it happened to me and I hope it will be the last.  Geez, I wasn’t able to sleep that night thinking so much about it.  I admit that I made a mistake there. I didn’t look at my right again before going.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:  Stop when at a Stop sign.  Then check the traffic before going. Look to the right.  Look the left.  Look to the right again.  Look to the right TWICE.

Buckle up.  Parking lots are among the dangerous places in the world.  So please take extra care.

Not Ready To Let Go Of Chevy

a-chevy truck

Our Chevrolet Silverado truck is in the auto repair shop again.

I am a bit sentimental while writing this post.  I am the kind of person who really cares about the sentimental values of something.  And it breaks my heart whenever I think that any day now, we will let go of Chevy.

Although we were already anticipating this moment to happen, it happened this afternoon when my husband was on his way home.  Our dear Chevy Silverado truck suddenly died down while sitting in traffic.  My hubby called and told me about the big problem.  He asked me to search online for towing service close to where he was but the ones I found were already closed at 5:00 P.M.  The 24-hours tow service were far away from the place he’s stuck in.  I asked him to call the Roadside Assistance.  It was around 7:00 P.M. when a police came by.  Hubby already talked to someone but the tow service will not come until 8:00 P.M.  The police said they can’t wait that long so he called somebody.  So hubby cancelled the 8:00 P.M. tow service.  Gladly the towing service that the police called came at 7:15 P.M. My daughter and I picked him up at the auto shop.

I just hope it’s not a huge problem with the truck. I don’t think I am ready to let go of Chevy yet.  I hope she’ll stay around for a year or so.  But whatever is the result of the vehicle check tomorrow, then we’ll have to decide.

 

Fix The Flat Tire Immediately

This is what caused my car's flat tire.

This is what caused my car’s flat tire.

My car had a flat tire. It’s the left rear tire.  The amazing thing was that the inflation warning lighted up on my dashboard while we were on the Interstate driving home from visiting my ‘in-laws over the weekend.  And we’re like 45 minutes close to our house and the flat tire still managed to work.

I panic on alerts like these especially when I am in long distance driving. I wonder if we’ll be stuck on the road.  I don’t what that to happen…ever.

Helpful Tips

  • It is highly recommended that you familiarize yourselves to the alert and warning icons on your vehicle.  This way you will be aware of the occurring problem and you will have the immediate time to solve it.  Always refer to your vehicle’s manual for more helpful information about alerts and warnings.
  • Take your vehicle to the nearest automotive repair shop or tire shop near you as soon as possible.  You will never know when your flat tires will give out so the sooner you take your car there the better.
  • Ask the maintenance guys to give you the thing that causes the tires flat.  We always do so we know what it was.

Since the tire shop in town is closed on weekends, I took my car there yesterday.  And the cause of the flat tire was a long nail.  About 2 1/2 inches long.

Never Drive Faster Than…

It his highly recommended to have your vehicle washed occasionally or as needed.   This way, it will look good.  In addition, you feel good and happy too seeing your vehicle in great shape.

I had my car washed two weeks ago.  I didn’t have it cleaned thoroughly but at least I got the exterior washed and waxed.

Never drive faster than your Guardian Angel can fly.

Never drive faster than your Guardian Angel can fly.

While waiting for my car to be done it’s wash, my daughter and I looked around in the car wash’s store.  She found a little frog which she wanted to put in our garden.  We are thinking to make a magical garden this year. Anyway, I saw this cute souvenir item in at the register’s counter.  It’s a keychain with a nice message engraved on it. I thought I’d share. 🙂

Just a reminder to us drivers not to over-speed every time.  Value your car, value your life.