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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

MamaRAMa259August 08, 2022 07:14AM

  You couldn't be more right...

JamesJM89August 08, 2022 07:19AM

  I just saw a story about that..

sstrams184August 08, 2022 07:42AM

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

Ramgator105August 08, 2022 10:04AM

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

Ramgator116August 08, 2022 10:07AM

  Now that's how you stop a thief..

sstrams92August 08, 2022 10:17AM

  Re: Kia, Hyundai, and Thieves

canadaram124August 09, 2022 06:07AM

  Tried buying a vehicle lately?

MamaRAMa129August 09, 2022 09:29AM

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

JamesJM117August 09, 2022 09:41AM

  Same in Texas..

sstrams163August 09, 2022 09:49AM

  A few years ago....

JamesJM190August 09, 2022 09:52AM

  Yeah, I get that..

sstrams108August 09, 2022 10:38AM

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

Ramgator68August 09, 2022 12:33PM

  Same story up here.

canadaram212August 09, 2022 07:05PM

  I found a car! Attachments

MamaRAMa102August 10, 2022 10:12AM


sstrams174August 10, 2022 10:43AM

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

canadaram251August 10, 2022 01:12PM


canadaram98August 10, 2022 02:54PM

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

21Dog133August 10, 2022 03:51PM

  Most used cars have lower mileage than expected

waterfield102August 15, 2022 10:01AM

  Re: Most used cars have lower mileage than expected

MamaRAMa174August 15, 2022 10:13AM

  I'll buy it Tony!!!

ferragamo7956September 03, 2022 02:10PM

  An amazing coincidence...

JamesJM108August 09, 2022 09:17AM

  Re: An amazing coincidence...

MamaRAMa119August 09, 2022 09:34AM

  I think you're right...

JamesJM123August 09, 2022 09:43AM

  Stolen car has been found

MamaRAMa126August 12, 2022 09:27AM

  I saw a story last night..

sstrams87August 12, 2022 10:57AM

  Re: I saw a story last night..

MamaRAMa129August 12, 2022 11:11AM


sstrams209August 12, 2022 12:08PM

  Re: Stolen car has been found

canadaram75August 12, 2022 04:06PM

  my stolen vehicle story

21Dog84August 13, 2022 05:33AM

  Ok, here's mine:

sstrams89August 13, 2022 06:06AM

  Re: Stolen car has been found

MamaRAMa203August 13, 2022 11:38AM

  Re: Stolen car has been found

canadaram153August 13, 2022 01:33PM

  Pics at towing yard Attachments

MamaRAMa131August 15, 2022 07:48AM

  I would sit and stare at that..

sstrams97August 15, 2022 09:29AM

  Re: Pics at towing yard

canadaram116August 16, 2022 04:37AM


MamaRAMa57August 30, 2022 06:08AM

  Glad you're wrapping it up..

sstrams54August 30, 2022 06:45AM

  That’s some good news..

canadaram64September 02, 2022 02:23AM

  It's Always Something

MamaRAMa176August 14, 2022 07:32AM

  someone can correct me, but......

21Dog183August 14, 2022 07:42AM

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

MamaRAMa88August 14, 2022 08:59AM

  Sure sounds like a starter to me (nm)

JamesJM121August 14, 2022 09:57AM

  If she can find the the starter..

sstrams131August 14, 2022 09:58AM

  Re: If she can find the the starter..

21Dog94August 14, 2022 10:24AM

  Yup, good advice... BUT...

JamesJM74August 14, 2022 10:27AM

  Re: Yup, good advice... BUT...

MamaRAMa74August 14, 2022 10:37AM

  Well, just keep in mind..

sstrams68August 14, 2022 11:23AM

  I'm in like Flint

MamaRAMa89August 15, 2022 12:58PM

  Yeah, the red..

sstrams62August 15, 2022 01:34PM

  Re: Yeah, the red..

MamaRAMa64August 15, 2022 01:55PM

  I need to read your posts better haha..

sstrams166August 15, 2022 02:37PM

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

roman18141August 15, 2022 06:48AM

  Can't remember when the changeover occurred...

JamesJM77August 15, 2022 12:27PM

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

roman18182August 15, 2022 01:55PM

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

MamaRAMa78August 15, 2022 01:58PM

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

sstrams69August 15, 2022 02:39PM

  Never had any watercraft.....

roman1877August 15, 2022 03:14PM

  Not 100% sure..

sstrams73August 15, 2022 03:34PM

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

sstrams77August 14, 2022 07:58AM


canadaram102August 14, 2022 03:18PM

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

Ramgator67August 17, 2022 02:38AM

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

MamaRAMa76August 17, 2022 05:48AM

  You left out one big one.

Ramgator71August 17, 2022 08:46AM

  Re: You left out one big one.

MamaRAMa71August 17, 2022 09:00AM

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

Ramgator69August 17, 2022 10:33AM

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

JamesJM74August 17, 2022 01:55PM

  Yeah, they always ask that..

sstrams65August 17, 2022 10:13AM

  Clint asked THE question, IMO..

Ramgator125August 17, 2022 10:38AM