animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

sometimes i wonder…

…if it might not be cheaper to just buy a new vehicle. My car went to the garage today for some routine maintenance and an inspection. The garage called to say that it also needs some brake-work and new tires. I can almost see my money flying out the window. Granted, brakes and tires are maintenance items, but they don’t come up all that often (unlike an oil change). Oh yeah, Brian’s truck needs new tires as well. Needless to say, between this and our previous expenses, our vehicle maintenance fund has been depleted. Let’s hope nothing else comes up until it has time to replenish itself.

OK, so it really wouldn’t be cheaper to buy a new vehicle unless we were paying out $300+ per month in maintenance costs, but I can certainly dream, can’t I? Unless my car falls over and dies, I won’t be getting new vehicle until Brian’s truck is paid off and that’s a good two-and-a-half years away, so I guess I should get used to it. In the meantime, I’m glad we live only two blocks from our mechanic.