I am to a motor vehicle as oil is to water. We do not mix.
Yesterday afternoon, I get in the car for a trip to the grocery store. I turn the key and nothing happens. Nothing! No radio. No dashlights. Nada. Nothing.
My son decided to disconnect the battery cable and reconnect.
The car started right up.
Everything my son is learning about cars comes from his mother's oil and water syndrome.
This morning I attempted to make a run to the gas station for some caffeinated, bubbly goodness.
The car wouldn't start.
This time I had lights, radio, etc but there was just a clicking sound instead of the engine starting.
I tried the battery thing - just in case. It didn't work.
I looked through my Haynes manual to make sure it wasn't something other than a dying battery - which I bought 7 months ago.
I called my sister to come over and give me a jump start.
The car started and all was right with the world until she said, "Is your tire flat?"
Sure enough my right rear tire was incredibly low. Thankfully, I was able to head to the gas station for air.
It was free. I hate paying for air.
So now I need a new battery and a new tire(s).
The positives - and I hope I don't jinx myself here:
- The car started after being jumped. No major (costly) mechanical failures.
- I have cans of caffeinated, bubbly goodness in the refrigerator.
- I spent time outdoors while trying to get the car started.
- We had a little snow today, should have a little more Wednesday night. I like snow.