Freeway Fiasco

Cars: can’t deal with their continual demands on our wallets, can’t get places without ‘em. You know what I’m talking about. It’s a constant stream of expenses, not to mention the nagging doubt as to how long that brake repair is going to hold out after you paid your cousin’s mate to do it in an effort to keep costs down. This is one of those things where cutting corners ends up costing you bigtime in the long run, so you have to either turn out your pockets or deal with not knowing when you’re going to spin off the freeway.

That was a bit of a rant, wasn’t it? Sorry. I’ve just had the day from hell, thanks to precisely this ‘paying your cousin’s mate’ scenario. I wouldn’t recommend it. Like, really. Not only did my car break down on the freeway just days after getting the repair job, but it spun off into the median strip due to the shoddy brake fix. Thankfully, I survived with nothing more serious than a broken fingernail and a missed client meeting, but it could have been so much worse. I repeat: I do not recommend. 

For the love of your grandma, just go to an experienced mechanic for car repairs. Malvern East has a couple of very good ones, so why did I take the gamble on old mate? For a couple of hundred dollars saved? It wasn’t even that much cheaper, which adds insult to injury, but ultimately it’s my own fault. Well, you live and learn, don’t you? I mean, that’s if you do live, which I might well not have in this situation. 

That’s all the more reason to learn from my mistake, drivers in Malvern. Auto service centre options are plentiful, so don’t risk your life by going with some guy you haven’t even met just because your cousin says he’s ‘a good egg’. He’s not. He might not be a terrible person, but he’s not a good egg. Trust me.