Before marriage, I never had to worry about bringing my car to a repair shop. Whether it be for regular maintenance or any repair issues, I had either my brother or the driver to take care of the problem for me. I was spoiled that way. Nevertheless, I’m not or never been clueless on what’s going on inside the hood of a vehicle. As soon as I started driving at the age of 18, I made sure that I was well versed with how a vehicle runs and the maintenance associated with it.
Eleven years ago however, and now that I’m married, I’m the principal point person when it comes to our vehicle’s routine maintenance or repair schedules. Why? I’m a stay-at-home-wife and I have a busy and stressed out professional for a husband, who happens to be home on weekends and his vacation days, and of course, wants to enjoy his days off instead of dealing with repair shops.
This is one responsibility that I willingly took over as I have no qualms about it. Aside from the dealership, I made sure that I found a reliable and trustworthy repair shop in our area. With the proliferation of useful portals online, it’s now easy to hook up with the repair shop that can meet ones need and preference.
In all of my driving years here in the US, I guess I’m just lucky that I have never dealt with major car repairs. While I have to note that my husband and I always buy brand new cars and drive that vehicle till we think it’s time to donate the car ( maximum of ten years) , the rare instance for minor repair is most likely attributed to the fact that we don’t love to do long drives. Case in point, our almost eight year old car only logged 15, 000 miles to date. It still smells new and looks fresh. That is perhaps the secret to an almost repair-free vehicle besides following the regular maintenance schedule recommended by the manufacturer.