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Dealing with Car Trouble

October 1, 2016 // Posted in Life (Tags: , , ) |  Comments Off on Dealing with Car Trouble

Having car trouble and being a woman do not go hand in hand. You would think that plenty of people would stop to assist you but they don’t really. Thank goodness for AAA and cell phones. If you don’t have AAA, that tow truck is going to take a long, long time. Fortunately for me, I do have it.

Once you are able to get towed the garage of your choice, then you have to deal with men who look at you as if you have three heads or just plain talk down to you about the repairs. Such a lovely time to be had.

Then comes the part where you have to decipher if they are trying to rip you off or not. I know that some shops are famous for charging women twice as much as a man for repair jobs, because we do not really know that much about cars and how they run. I am trying to learn with each time I need to have something fixed but it is not easy. Sometimes I will take my dad with me or a guy friend so that the shop is less likely to take advantage of me. It definitely helps, that’s for sure.