I took Betty (yes my car has a name and is considered to be a member of my family!!) to the doctor (mechanic) yesterday morning. Her A/C compressor has died. She currently has 93,400 kms (58,000 miles) on her, so it makes sense to me to get it fixed. The cost to do so is $900 plus taxes. The compressor will come from the States so it will take 3-4 days.
So I said go ahead and now I am having cold feet.
There is a part of me that thinks I should have gotten a few quotes as that would be the financially wise thing to do.
The other part of me thinks that other quotes would not have mattered as I am going to get this done and the dealer is the one that is going to do it. Yes I take my car to the dealer for some service repairs. Don’t judge, I am willing to pay a price for piece of mind on some things. I was going to take my car to my girlfriend’s mechanic since she just got her a/c repaired. But after speaking with her I learned that she STILL does NOT have a/c in her car. Apparently her a/c compressor was replaced, it worked for 2 days and then quit. When she took it back to the mechanic he told her that the hoses/lines were old and had holes in them, so the cold air was not getting to the interior and they need to be replaced to the tune of … an additional … $1400.00. WTF!?! This is on top of the $1800 she originally paid, I say “HELL NO!! I don’t think so.”
There is a very small part of me that thinks I should have waited, but it’s hot out and I don’t like sweating. And I don’t do much in terms of … oh lawd I am trying to justify it aren’t I? Man a few years ago I would not have spent so much time debating this repair at all. I must be maturing. 🙂 BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
The bottom line is I have the cash to pay for it. It will not go on credit and I will still have cash left over in my bank account.
So why am I even thinking about this anymore? Am I becoming an old fuddy duddy who is obsessed with not spending any money or am I jumping the gun and being too quick to fix it as technically it could wait?