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I'm in like Flint

August 15, 2022 12:58PM
I called the tow service about 9 am. They were supposed to come get my car about 2 pm. At 2:30 pm they hadn't shown up so I called AAA to find out if they were en route or what. The agent on the phone said sorry to tell you that it looks like they're coming at 7:30 pm. I came completely unglued and blessed out the poor agent on the phone. I told him I knew it wasn't his fault, but unfortunately for him.... he was the one on the other end of the phone so that's where I was directing my ire. To his credit... he took it like a man.

I've been a AAA customer since 1978 and have used their services not even a dozen times in 34 years and the ONE time I really need them... they can't come till after hours??!! I told the guy if they can't come by 4 pm today, forget it. Well, waddya know... the tow truck driver showed up about 3:15 pm and he had a portable battery jumper that he wanted to try first. He put one end of the jumper on the battery and the other on the alternator (I had no idea you could even do that). I put the key in the ignition and the car started right up!!. He said, "looks like you've got a bad battery". He said he'd tow it to the dealer if I still wanted him to... but if the problem was the battery... I didn't think that was necessary. I thanked him and told him he could go. I let the car run for about 20 minutes, called Jiffy Lube which is 1 mile away and asked if they had a battery for my car. They said they did and I hightailed it over there to buy it and have them install it. They also checked the battery that was in the car and said it was bad. So, hopefully that's the end of it. I've got a new battery and for now all is well.

If that's all it was, I am so SO glad. But if the Check Charging System light comes on now, at least I know it's not the battery and it's something that really does need the attention of a repair shop. I'll cross the bridge when I come to it.

For now, I'm one happy Mama!


  Kia, Hyundai, and Thieves

MamaRAMa374August 08, 2022 07:14AM

  You couldn't be more right...

JamesJM139August 08, 2022 07:19AM

  I just saw a story about that..

sstrams235August 08, 2022 07:42AM

  I hate a thief! I never REALLY understood till my house got cleaned out back in 1993

Ramgator152August 08, 2022 10:04AM

  How to treat a Thief... Remember the movie "Casino"???

Ramgator156August 08, 2022 10:07AM

  Now that's how you stop a thief..

sstrams137August 08, 2022 10:17AM

  Re: Kia, Hyundai, and Thieves

canadaram169August 09, 2022 06:07AM

  Tried buying a vehicle lately?

MamaRAMa177August 09, 2022 09:29AM

  Not sure about Missouri... but here in Calif....

JamesJM159August 09, 2022 09:41AM

  Same in Texas..

sstrams212August 09, 2022 09:49AM

  A few years ago....

JamesJM235August 09, 2022 09:52AM

  Yeah, I get that..

sstrams156August 09, 2022 10:38AM

  If ANY car maker, like GM or any of them sink again, I hope there is NO bail out.

Ramgator113August 09, 2022 12:33PM

  Same story up here.

canadaram283August 09, 2022 07:05PM

  I found a car! Attachments

MamaRAMa148August 10, 2022 10:12AM


sstrams221August 10, 2022 10:43AM

  Wonderful! That is a dream scenario for buying pre-owned

canadaram301August 10, 2022 01:12PM


canadaram145August 10, 2022 02:54PM

  that's great......happy for you guys nm

21Dog174August 10, 2022 03:51PM

  Most used cars have lower mileage than expected

waterfield157August 15, 2022 10:01AM

  Re: Most used cars have lower mileage than expected

MamaRAMa223August 15, 2022 10:13AM

  I'll buy it Tony!!!

ferragamo7996September 03, 2022 02:10PM

  An amazing coincidence...

JamesJM156August 09, 2022 09:17AM

  Re: An amazing coincidence...

MamaRAMa163August 09, 2022 09:34AM

  I think you're right...

JamesJM167August 09, 2022 09:43AM

  Stolen car has been found

MamaRAMa174August 12, 2022 09:27AM

  I saw a story last night..

sstrams146August 12, 2022 10:57AM

  Re: I saw a story last night..

MamaRAMa174August 12, 2022 11:11AM


sstrams280August 12, 2022 12:08PM

  Re: Stolen car has been found

canadaram119August 12, 2022 04:06PM

  my stolen vehicle story

21Dog139August 13, 2022 05:33AM

  Ok, here's mine:

sstrams134August 13, 2022 06:06AM

  Re: Stolen car has been found

MamaRAMa257August 13, 2022 11:38AM

  Re: Stolen car has been found

canadaram199August 13, 2022 01:33PM

  Pics at towing yard Attachments

MamaRAMa172August 15, 2022 07:48AM

  I would sit and stare at that..

sstrams151August 15, 2022 09:29AM

  Re: Pics at towing yard

canadaram160August 16, 2022 04:37AM


MamaRAMa100August 30, 2022 06:08AM

  Glad you're wrapping it up..

sstrams96August 30, 2022 06:45AM

  That’s some good news..

canadaram99September 02, 2022 02:23AM

  It's Always Something

MamaRAMa212August 14, 2022 07:32AM

  someone can correct me, but......

21Dog222August 14, 2022 07:42AM

  Re: someone can correct me, but......

MamaRAMa126August 14, 2022 08:59AM

  Sure sounds like a starter to me (nm)

JamesJM163August 14, 2022 09:57AM

  If she can find the the starter..

sstrams171August 14, 2022 09:58AM

  Re: If she can find the the starter..

21Dog136August 14, 2022 10:24AM

  Yup, good advice... BUT...

JamesJM122August 14, 2022 10:27AM

  Re: Yup, good advice... BUT...

MamaRAMa124August 14, 2022 10:37AM

  Well, just keep in mind..

sstrams106August 14, 2022 11:23AM

  I'm in like Flint

MamaRAMa130August 15, 2022 12:58PM

  Yeah, the red..

sstrams105August 15, 2022 01:34PM

  Re: Yeah, the red..

MamaRAMa106August 15, 2022 01:55PM

  I need to read your posts better haha..

sstrams209August 15, 2022 02:37PM

  Actually it's the solenoid that can get stuck up......

roman18181August 15, 2022 06:48AM

  Can't remember when the changeover occurred...

JamesJM123August 15, 2022 12:27PM

  You need so much more torque now.....

roman18221August 15, 2022 01:55PM

  Re: You need so much more torque now.....

MamaRAMa126August 15, 2022 01:58PM

  Yeah, Jet ski batteries BLOW these days, as well..

sstrams120August 15, 2022 02:39PM

  Never had any watercraft.....

roman18119August 15, 2022 03:14PM

  Not 100% sure..

sstrams121August 15, 2022 03:34PM

  Is it just fast clicking sounds? Like a ratchet spinning?

sstrams123August 14, 2022 07:58AM


canadaram154August 14, 2022 03:18PM

  As I type this, our Morning News show is doing a story on this.

Ramgator109August 17, 2022 02:38AM

  Re: As I type this, our Morning News show is doing a story on this.

MamaRAMa119August 17, 2022 05:48AM

  You left out one big one.

Ramgator107August 17, 2022 08:46AM

  Re: You left out one big one.

MamaRAMa114August 17, 2022 09:00AM

  Doh! Looked right past that! EXACTLY....

Ramgator104August 17, 2022 10:33AM

  I don't feel violated... I get pissed...

JamesJM118August 17, 2022 01:55PM

  Yeah, they always ask that..

sstrams115August 17, 2022 10:13AM

  Clint asked THE question, IMO..

Ramgator173August 17, 2022 10:38AM