2015 Project 365, Day 251: Car Problems

Photo #251: September 8

I was supposed to go to SM Taytay for a foodie meetup earlier, but I had to absent myself because of some car problems, plus I could not access an Uber nor Grab car. Aside from an old battery, our Mazda is really old, so I will have him checked by our trusted mechanic on another day. I don’t want to let go of that car because of its sentimental value: I learned how to drive in it!



2015 Project 365, Day 212: Brake Shoe

Photo #212: July 31

A few days ago, I noticed that the handbrake of our 17-year old (well-maintained, mind you hehe) Madza 323 wasn’t working properly, so I took him to our suking Petron service station this morning (also for its regular change oil/tune-up session). I was so lucky to have parked in a not so awkward position because once I did, oh no, he wouldn’t move any more! Super just in the nick of time! While examining the back tires, I asked one of the mechanics, “Kuya, anong papalitan?” (What needs to be changed?) He kept saying something that sounded like “freak show” or “friction.” I Iaughed so loud when I bought the needed parts; he said “BRAKE SHOE”! 😀



Project 365 – Year 2013: Day 227

Photo #227: August 15

Yesterday, I was supposed to use our Altis for my errands, but it wouldn’t start! I checked the receipt of our last car battery purchase to confirm my hunch that it was out of juice and voilà! It was purchased on September 12, 2010. I exercised my haggling skills and had a new battery delivered today. Thank you, Kuya Rick of BatParts Supply Company!



Project 365 – Year 2013: Day 67

Photo #67: March 8

Had a pretty busy morning. I woke up at around 6:36, which was already late for me as I needed to have our Altis registered and the smoke emission test center opens at 7! Took a quick bath, skipped breakfast, and checked the car’s fluids. While waiting for my turn at the test center, one of the employees noticed that I had a flat tire, which he quickly (in less than 10 minutes, I think) replaced with the spare one I had. Thank you, manong! 😀 When I arrived at the LTO center, I was surprised to see that there was no line! Apparently, only a few people go there on Fridays. Anyway, I was done by around 8:45! Bilis! 🙂 Also had the old tire checked, wala, talagang it needed to be replaced na. So thankful that I didn’t have an accident or anything serious.

p.s. for those who haven’t had their cars registered yet, make sure you bring your early warning device and the original copy of your previous OR. 🙂