I feel like my car is on its last legs...or should that be tires? No, the tires are fine.
I was out running a couple errands this afternoon, and my car starting dinging at me. DING. DING. DING. DING. Hmmm...why is it doing that? The Neon is quirky, so I didn't think too much of it. The oil light has been on for a year, and it means nothing. I drove a little farther then... DING. DING. DING. DING. Uh, what's going on? I finally noticed that the little guage that reads H or C was on the H. From what I know about cars, that's not really where the little arrow thingy should be pointing. H = bad. C = good.
I called Rich, and he said I could try to drive it home. I did, but the thing was sure goofy. It cooled down as I drove, but then it heated up when I idled. Again, I don't know anything about cars, but that doesn't make sense to me. Seems like it would be the other way around.
I made it home, but he's just taken the car over a couple blocks to a mechanic. Since we haven't had a car repair yet in this new town, I sure hope the mechanic is a good one.
This overheating incident is not the only problem. I think we need a new suspension and possibly the brakes need work, too. It's kind of starting to look like I won't be buying that new refrigerator we were planning for.
In the meantime, it appears I might be stranded here without a car. I can't drive Rich's because it's a manual transmission, and I don't know how to drive it.