March 08, 2009

My Car Of Almost 7 yrs

The pass week have been my most unlucky week. My car broke down at the middle of road. While I'm on my way to sent my son lunch box and fetch my kids home. My car CD player just off by it's own and when I tried to on the player back, it's not working. In my mind, I just think that maybe my player had spoilt. But after a while, I felt like my car air-cond are not running, it's the hot air instead of cold air came out. Then the funny ti..ti..ti.. sounds came out.
I drive my car to the side of the road and check out what is going on. Once I off the engine, I cannot start my car again. First thought that I have on my mind is, maybe it's battery failure. That was a very unlucky day for me. At 12 something noon time, it's the warmest time and I tried to call my sister in law but her phone cannot get thru. I try to call few foreman and non of them are free to come to see my car. I end up waiting there for about 3 hrs for a foreman to come to check my car. U know what? My car number plate strikes in Magnum 4D that night and I didnt win a cent because I didn't buy Magnum or Toto..LOL so suey!!
After check and confirm, it's my alternator spoil - the thing that charged my battery and cost me RM850 - a very big angpow wei...but the next day, the problems come again. My air-cond still the same, not cold. Sent to the workshop again and this time they said my engine water have dried up. After add the water, the air-cond become cold again but after I took the car home, the next day I notice that the water in my tank dries up again and my car was over-heat. There is leaking in the water tank. The car was sent to the workshop again.
After 6 yrs, now my car started to the problems... he is hospitalised again and I dunno how much is the bill when I go to collect him. Hopefully it's not a big angpow for me again!
AMY







9 comments:

Yih Yann said...

Aiya...is like that one...
Next time when come to the same problem, check your tempreture ok or nt...if it is hot...muz stop the car immediately...mayb will burn the whole car...

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Tintin, why don't you join the MAA, here its CAA. Any car problems, call them and they will come over help you out, day or night.

And I am surprised you had to bring your car back to the workshop few times.
The mechanic should have checked the water in the first place.

I guess old cars, pending your milage need some maintanance, wear and tear. Just like our bodies, get sick whatever.

Hope your repair bill not a heart attack one.
Have a pleasant week, Lee.

Josephine said...

My car also 7 years d.
Also always need to be fixed her and there

jepunlauee said...

I have the same probelm with my car of 15 years..hahah..the water tank leak..it cost me a bundle..and now it is the air-con..even put new gas also cannot become cold..

FAD MOM said...

gosh Amy, it's the same for me.. my car Sydney is also more than 6 yrs of age and is showing signs of problems...worry worry...

SockPeng said...

my hubby's car also 10 year liao
lot of problem liao
not car installment but got maintenance cost !!

eugene said...

so you'll have a very good excuse to change your car liao ma.

go buy the new car and show us on the blog, will you?

have a good weekend

Johnny Ong said...

the altenator issue is 'unescapable'. it will happen to any cars

Merryn said...

aiks.. pity u.. i dun drive so i know nuts about cars! but if i ever got stranded on the road like dat.. i seriously will cry my hearts out.. dunno what to do!!!