Simply Wrote…Vehicle repairs part two


By Heather Kinder - [email protected]



The day “Simply Wrote…Vehicle Repairs” went on the web and onto newsstands my Jeep decided to malfunction again.

Oh, the joys of vehicle repairs part two!

On Wednesday, May 3 I drove my Jeep to work like normal except for the angry noise the Jeep was making and the insane conversation I had with it the entire ride to work.

I kept telling myself and the Jeep that we would make it to work.

I am still not sure if I was trying to convince myself or the Jeep of this notion we would make it.

Like some, I do not have a name for the Jeep. So, I guess Jeep will have to do.

We made it. But I vowed to not drive it again until it was seen by a specialist even if I had to walk home. (And for those of you who don’t know, I live a little ways from my office)

My husband drove it to the shop. And the problem this time was bigger than brakes and rotors.

The guy at the shop named off all these different items that I of course did not have a clue what they were. There was something about pinions and gears and chunks of metal.

In language I could understand I was told my Jeep needed a new rear end and the one currently in the Jeep was junk.

Do you know how expensive these things are?

My husband is a pretty good mechanic when it comes to keeping up with routine maintenance on my vehicle; however he said this project was above his pay scale.

So as I write this my vehicle is still at the shop waiting on a new rear end. Hopefully by the time many of you have read this I will be on the road again and behind the wheel of my Jeep.

And who knows I may still have an insane conversation with it to and from work.

Oh, the joys of vehicle repairs!

By Heather Kinder

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Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-307-3104, [email protected] or on Twitter @CVN_hkinder.

Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-307-3104, [email protected] or on Twitter @CVN_hkinder.

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