Of cars and mechanics
Last Saturday, I decided to have my problem with my car's wheel alignment fixed. This had been a problem which had been going for years as having it fixed would be expensive for I knew there's something wrong with the steering system.
So, since I did not have any schedule for lab tests that day (thank God - a respite from lab test!) I geared up very early in the morning and went to the mechanic. After the initial check-up, it turns out there are a lot that needed fixing. BAll joints, tie-rod ends, bearings, etc. etc... And all because I wanted to have my front wheels aligned! (Is there any kind soul out there who is willing to donate a
brand new van to this poor being?) The piece that took the toll was the steering shaft! I was told that a brand new one would cost me Php44 K big ones! Now, where will I get that much cash, right? So, I told them to look for a surplus and they did which cost about Php13K. Still stiff but what can I do?
So, finally, after a long wait for the piece, the final tally, as shown in y receipt, is as follows:
Tie rod end
Petrogrease MP 3 (0.5 kilo)
Gear oil SAE 90 (18L)
Steering rack assembly
Replace ball joint
Replace tie rod end
Replace rack end
Replace oil seal
and finally, what I really wanted:
Wheel alignment (Toe In/Toe out)
Isn't life ironic?