What do you do when your mechanic does not know what is wrong with your vehicle? I own a 1998 Audi A4 that has been giving me problems with starting up. This problem began about three weeks ago. I parked my car under a train trestle and went to run errands for about an hour. When I returned to my car, it would not start. All of the lights turned on and whatnot, so I knew that the issue was not a dead battery. The first thing that I did was look around to see if I could leave my car parked there and catch a cab. It was a Monday night, and the street sign read that there was no parking permitted there during Tuesday mornings because street cleaning would be going on. I couldn’t leave my car there; I would get a ticket. I called my brother, who is mechanically inclined, and he told me that he would come check out the problem. I sat there waiting, continuously trying to try to start the car. Finally, ten minutes later, the car started right up!
“Thank God,” I thought. I called my brother and told him that the car started and that I would be fine for now. I drove the vehicle home and parked it. The next day, I went out to try and start the car and, to my luck, it did not start. I left the car to sit for three days. On the fourth day, I figured that I better try to start it because I didn’t want the battery to die. Low and behold (surprise!) the car started. What a clown situation I had on my hands! The car started whenever it wanted to. After being car-less for a few days, I was elated to have the Hulk (my car’s name) running again. I drove to work and after work, I went home–no problem starting my car. The Hulk was fine for about two weeks.
This past Monday, I got into my car, and it started fine. I drove to the nail salon to do my nails, and when I finished and was ready to head to work, I got into my car, and to my luck (again), the Hulk failed me again! He wouldn’t start! I had to leave my vehicle parked there and walk to my job. I left my car there for about two days and then had it towed to my mechanic‘s shop.
When the car got to the mechanic shop, my mechanic called me and asked me what was wrong with the car and told me that it started for him with no problem. I told him that I had a clown car and that it starts when it wants to. I found it comical that my mechanic was calling me to find out what was wrong with the vehicle. How ironic! I told him that I thought that I needed a new starter and so he gave me one. The Hulk is now running fine.
If you are experiencing problems with your vehicle and are fed up with putting money into and fixing it, you should research junk car removal service. Go to Google’s search bar and type in various keywords such as “Junk My Car,” “Cash for Cars,” or “Sell Car for Scrap.”
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