General Goals 1) to be debt free in 3.5 years 2) save lots of money

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Cars+ repairs= spending money

When I bought my car it was a little beaten up that is, the girl I bought it form was not very general with the paint. There were several scratches where shopping carts had hit the car. Nothing detrimental to the car itself it just didn’t look ‘pretty.’ One of the first things I did was buy matching paint form the dealer’s to touch the car up. I was advised that the car has to be washed first before application. I have had the car for over a month and all of August I said to myself  I would get it done. The other morning I noticed when I left for work dew on the car and I realized fall had finally come I was running out of time if I wanted to get the painting done before winter.

Yesterday I took the car for a carwash and to vacuum it out another thing I have been meaning to do since I got the car. As I was vacuuming I noticed that was bits of glass on the floor and that the inside of my trunk was wet. As it turns out it had been constantly wet enough to have mold growing on the bottom of my trunk interior. It’s hard to explain but when you lift the carpet of my trunk underneath is a spare tire and it’s the carpet that is on top of the spare tire that is wet. So I have emptied the trunk and I am now trying to dry out the wet carpet and plywood board. In the mean time I now need to find out how much it will cost to get the window resealed since I think that’s where the water is coming in. I will say this when it rains it pores. And I don’t think I will ever own a car without a car fund, though its being diminished faster than I can build it up.


  1. We've had a few cars now and something I have noticed is that there does seem to be a lot of repairs when we first get it then it seems to settle down. Hopefully this will be the case for you too.

  2. I know what you mean. I have to get a body work touch up but I just haven't gotten around to going to see one to find a quote for the job.

  3. That totally stinks! I hope you get it fixed soon! :( Erin

  4. My son fixed his with waterproof clear caulk for the bathroom. He just put it on and then smoothed it out with his finger. It has been holding good for about a year now if you want to try that