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Car Repair and Decluttering

April 1st, 2015 at 07:34 pm

Yesterday I got my fuel gauge repaired. It was a repair I wasn't going to make, but the last time I went in for an oil change, they said that because the fuel gauge problem was triggering the check engine light, they didn't know if there was anything else wrong with the car. In other words, something could go wrong with my engine and I'd never know because the check engine light is always lit. They wanted $50 for an engine diagnostic; I told them I'd do it next time.

But on a whim, I checked online to see if the fuel gauge was part of any recall. It wasn't for my car, but was for another Nissan model. I called Nissan USA (corporate headquarters) to see if maybe they'd had issues with my model, too. The incredibly nice woman said no but that she'd look into it and call me back.

I totally did not expect a call back, but she did call back a few days later to say she was still checking. About a week later, she told me that Nissan USA would pay for the part and I could pay for labor. Instead of a $700 repair, I paid $198!

Later yesterday evening, we decluttered F's bathroom drawers. There were all sorts of dried up hairbands and old barrettes that F was happy to part with. And now the drawers are organized and tidy.

So, not a no-spend day obviously, but money well spent and a satisfying decluttering session.

3 Responses to “Car Repair and Decluttering”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Nice result on the car repairs!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Wow, what nice service from Nissan!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What awesome service!

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