An Ode to Car Ownership…
Remember when you couldn’t wait for your 16th birthday so you could finally drive your own car? The thought was that your car would make you cool and solve all your problems. Well, you have probably figured out by now that owning a car doesn’t solve your problems. Actually, owning a car bring a whole new set of problems to your life involving, you guess it! Cars. Below are five common car problems that come with ownership.
Car Problem #1: Paying For It
Owning a car wouldn’t be so bad if you only paid for gas, much as you did as a teenager. Now you must add in loan payments, interest, parking fees, insurance, car washes, routine maintenance and repair for car problems, not to mention you likely have some hefty payments on your hands.
Car Problem #2: Car Related Tasks Take a Lot of Time
As if taking all of your money wasn’t enough, it often feels as though your car wants to take all of your time as well. A visit to your local DMV can easily take an hours away from your day. Also, going to the mechanic can leave you without a vehicle for days, depending on the repairs needed.
Car Problem #3: You Get Stranded
Of course life can throw you a curve ball every now and then, like on the day of your big meeting at work, or the day you are already running late to work, is when your car decides to begin experiencing a problems that now leaves you stranded on the side of the road.
Car Problem #4: You Are Everyone’s Favorite Taxi
With your own car, everyone without a car wants to be your best friend. Then, your sister needs a ride to the mall and your friend needs a ride across town to work. This will not change as you get older unfortunately.
Car Problem #5: Keeping Your Car Safe
Now that you are a vehicle owner, you have become very aware of where you park your car, you look out for neighborhood vandals or thieves, you even watch the weather constantly to avoid severe weather, like a hail storm. It’s no secret that a car can add additional stresses to our lives.
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