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Earn $97, Spend $627

June 24th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

The van. VAN! I think it stands for
V = vehicle
A = always
N = needs something

Okay, that was corny. Anyway, the cooling fan & motor on the radiator needs to be replaced, as well as the fan relay (which also needs a pigtail). I'm just glad to get it fixed. I feel helpless without a vehicle. Makes me realize I need to get over that and figure out how to get around with 4 little kids without my own vehicle.

My dad, a mechanic in a state far, far away, nearly had a heart attack when I told him what and how much. Alas, he doesn't charge enough in his own garage to understand that others charge upwards of $85/hour for labor and mark-up the parts. Funny thing - just after I talked to the shop to okay the repairs, a coupon came in the mail for the shop for $10 off. Better than nothing Wink

2 Responses to “Earn $97, Spend $627”

  1. sagegirl Says:

    Our trusty mechanic never marks up our parts, thank goodness (my hubby always double checks the parts price when we are told what it needs). Our mechanic is pretty good with labor charges also.

  2. snoopycool Says:

    I checked the prices and found that they weren't marked-up. That was a relief.

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