If you have been following me on this blog for a while now, you must be aware of my issues about our ‘sitting duck’ : Cordie, our very idle car. While most vehicles pass the annual inspection without glitches, ours failed last year due to the fact that it is barely used.
Yes, a vehicle is meant to be driven after all. Thus, in order for our car to pass the annual inspection last year, the service department at the dealership had to run the car through the dynomometer. I was really bent on not having to go through the same process again this year. And that is the reason why I have made it a chore to always take the car for a spin every week, and clock in at least 50 miles every week. It paid off!
Last month, the same day I went for my biannual checkup with my Breast Oncologist, Cordie was just a couple of blocks away from the Doctors office, getting the annual inspection at the service shop at the nearby dealership. Just in case the car fails the inspection, I figured it was best to have the inspection at the dealership’s service center. Was I glad to find out that the dynomometer was not needed this time for the car to pass inspection. That means, my ‘take Cordie for a spin’ day works, and that is all I need to do, to ensure that the car will pass the annual inspection without any issues.
I look forward to going for a spin next week, as I also need to check out some industrial safety supplies. This time, I may even have to drive farther. Cordie will certainly appreciate that.