So in my last post, I wrote about how I had to decide whether to jump the gun on getting a new car, or sink money into repairs on my old car.
Turns out, neither. If you recall, the problem was with the cooling system. I called my friend Jim (who knows way more about cars than I do) and described the problem, and he said it might be the thermostat, which is not very expensive and isn’t too difficult to replace. So, I started looking into options to get it replaced or do it myself.
However, yesterday morning it occurred to me that I never checked the coolant! Seriously, the first thing anyone, even the least auto repair-savvy person on the planet, would think of to check if their car was in danger of over-heating, I completely over-looked. Of course, that’s all it turned out to be. (Although, why the low-coolant light never came on to begin with is another question altogether.)
I guess the problem is, with as many miles as my car has, my mind automatically jumped to the worst possible scenario, especially considering that I’m already in the mind-set that I need to replace the car before anything major goes wrong, and I never even thought of the obvious.
Either that, or I’m just an idiot.