I was scared to death to call my mechanic today to find out the fate of my car since I hadn’t heard anything from him yet. Even though I tried not to worry about it, the thought of having to replace the engine wouldn’t leave my mind.
I’m happy to report that our engine appears to be fine. Now, the oil was thick and my mechanic believes it might have clogged up the oil filter, causing the oil light to come on (or something like that – my husband actually picked up the car and talked to him). My mechanic did an oil change and also flushed the engine with Sea Foam. When he test drove it, everything seemed fine. Total cost of the bill was $36.
Now, here’s the not so easy part of blogging…the confession. We haven’t taken care of our car as well as we should have. Before this happened, the last oil change was due in July. I am embarassed about that. We were very fortunate and the whole ordeal only cost $42 for an oil change, the sea foam and the towing. It could have been a lot worse.
I feel like we dodged a big costly bullet. I think that car of ours is going to get an oil change every three months like clockwork now.