Over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a big change in my car.
The weather has been getting warmer, but the AC in the car doesn’t seem to keep up with the demand.
I drive 31 miles each day to work and back. I rarely use the AC much in the morning, but I have it on full blast every day on my way home from work. Over the last couple of weeks, the AC hasn’t worked well at all. I’ve had to keep the system on maximum cool in order to maintain comfortable temperature levels inside of the car. When the car dealership had a special on services and repairs, I took the car to the dealership for a free AC check up. I knew the AC was going to cost a fortune to repair, but I didn’t expect the bad news that I heard. The mechanic felt that the AC compressor and motor were going bad and this was going to be a $1,300 repair. I was worried that the AC repairs would cost $300 or $400, and I never expected to hear an amount over $1,000. I was devastated when the mechanic gave me the paperwork. If I was alone, I might have cried. I told the guy that I would call later that week to schedule the AC repair service, but there’s absolutely no way that I can afford to pay for the service. I’ll have to keep babying the AC until the machine finally quits. Hopefully I’ll have some money saved by the time it officially stops working.