Yesterday I had a doctor's appointment to schedule surgery for my carpel tunnel issue. On my way, I stopped at a deli to get a newspaper. No matter when you show up at a doctor's office, you are guaranteed to wait at least as long as it takes to read a newspaper, right?
Anyway, just as I'm pulling into the deli to park, the steering on my car became VERY difficult. I knew exactly what happened, I threw a belt. So I open the hood and see the serpentine belt off to one side of the motor.
There was no driving the car, so I had to call for a tow. Good thing I signed up for the AARP car thingy. I've already used it twice in the last year. 25 minutes later a tow truck showed up to take me to the car fixing place.
They tow truck guy gave me a paper to sign. Nice, no out of pocket expense for me, but $53 AARP has to pay for a 3-mile tow.
It wasn't a big deal, just a broken pulley, but I needed an oil change and the "CHECK ENGINE" light was going on and off. I figured since I had it in the car fixing place, I have them do that stuff too.
Today I picked up the car $302.02 poorer.
Look on the bright side, I could have had to pay the $53 for the tow.