As promised I am going to tell the car trouble story. I was travelling back to Provo from SLC when my “Check Engine” light came on as well as my “Track On” light. I got worried because we all know the “Check Engine” light is a bad sign. Then shortly after that both lights went off. My car has history of having temperamental light signals so I thought the light signals must just be freaking out.
Not too long after that the lights came on again, then my car started to shift really hard. That is when I noticed that my car was overheating. I honestly thought that my car was going to quit right there in the middle of the freeway. I was on the phone with my dad, as I always immediately call him if ever I feel I am danger and especially when it is related to car problems. Obviously he told me to pull over so I took the very next exit and just as I turned off the exit my car shut down, power steering, and everything.
The rest of the evening consisted of me sticking my head under the hood in my nice work clothes, walking to a gas station, buying coolant, putting the coolant into the car with one hand while holding the hood with the other (my hood has hydraulics that keep it up but of course they are broken), finding that the coolant didn’t work, sitting in my cold car for fiancé to come, fiancé coming to rescue me and using his big muscles to push my car to an empty parking lot and eventually leaving my car in American Fork.
The short of it is that there needs to be some pretty expensive work done in order for the car to be fixed. It is now once again functional but it has become a coolantaholic. My car is going through coolant like there is no tomorrow. Unfortunately I have to support its habit or else I won’t be going anywhere. Just so everyone knows I do NOT support addictions… unless of course it directly affects me.