Steve owns Linsky's Service Station, He is my service man when it comes to keeping my vehicles and humor in tip-top shape.
I used to drive foreign cars (subaru, volvo, bmw), but after my husband died it proved too costly to keep two cars running. the volvo died first, then the bmw (the subaru got totalled years ago). Steve advised me to get an American car (easier on the wallet). My brother-in-law gave me his dodge dakota and told me to drive it into the ground. When I took the truck to Steve for its second oil change he said 'take care of your truck'. it needed fluids, air, and grease on the axils. The truck's muffler started talking just prior to my last oil change. so Steve also checked the muffler. "Can i still drive it?" i asked. "Yes, but the catalytic converter needs to be replaced...ain't a pretty site, rusted out on both ends." "Will it fall off?" "Maybe, and you risk losing your muffler if it does." Within a week the sound became a full bore gale that turned every head i passed. rattled home from the market about 5 weeks ago, turned the wind off and have left her parked. until she can visit Steve.
I'm so afraid something will fall off when I drive the truck to Steve, that I am going to have someone follow me...just-in-case I really screw up, drop the exhaust system and create general mayhem with spewed parts from here to maplewood ave.
or maybe i should just pay the thirty bucks and have her towed.