Car Service Neglect

I don’t like to admit this, but I haven’t been as good at keeping my car servicing up to date as I would have liked. When I first bought my car five years ago, I promised myself that I would look after it and not let anything get in the way of keeping it maintained. Well, things got in the way and I haven’t gotten my car serviced in two years. 

Yesterday I worked up the courage to finally deal with my car, and decided to book a car service. Close to Midland was my preferred choice of suburb, as that area is relatively close to my house, and I was lucky that there was a mechanic available in the area. I will be visiting the mechanic in exactly one week from today.

I really hope that my car isn’t in terrible shape. It seems to run alright to me, which is part of the reason I ignored getting a service for so long, but I’m no expert. They know what they’re looking for, and what they’re going to see is two years of service neglect. 

The unfortunate circumstance that made me realise I had neglected my car for so long occurred the other day when I was driving a good friend of mine to the hospital. She was quite nervous and she needed me, so I was more than willing to drive her and felt quite flattered that she chose to trust me in her time of need. I was very sure that I would make her journey as easy as possible, so that she wouldn’t feel any additional stress on her way to hospital.

It turned out that I actually put more stress on her, and I still feel terrible about it. About five minutes into the drive she said that she thought my car needed an auto suspension repair. The fact that my car apparently wasn’t in proper working order stressed her out more. I still feel bad about it, but I will never let my car be in poor condition again.