By Jordan - 12/11/2020 05:02 - United States - Herndon

Luck of the draw

Today, I waited 3 hours and paid $360 to have a routine tuneup done on my old car. As I pulled into my driveway, about to turn off the engine, one of my headlights blew. FML
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By  Marcella1016  |  29

I think the implication is the financial strain on OP, who just shelled out $360 for routine stuff. Who knows how much bulb replacement will be on this old car, depending on how old it is and how hard the part may be to get? Not everyone has that much disposable income or savings, many people live paycheck to paycheck, and many people are currently unemployed or underemployed due to the pandemic. Also, the sun is setting earlier and earlier at this time of year, and OP could work during the day.

Sucks for you, OP - bad luck. I hope you can get the bulb replaced quickly and it’s not too expensive.

TL;DR: OP could be poor, and this sucks. Fuck their life.

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By  Marcella1016  |  29

I think the implication is the financial strain on OP, who just shelled out $360 for routine stuff. Who knows how much bulb replacement will be on this old car, depending on how old it is and how hard the part may be to get? Not everyone has that much disposable income or savings, many people live paycheck to paycheck, and many people are currently unemployed or underemployed due to the pandemic. Also, the sun is setting earlier and earlier at this time of year, and OP could work during the day.

Sucks for you, OP - bad luck. I hope you can get the bulb replaced quickly and it’s not too expensive.

TL;DR: OP could be poor, and this sucks. Fuck their life.

By  Chazzster  |  20

One of these things is not like the other - Lamps have a definite lifetime and are relatively easily and cheaply replaced. Engine and major mechanical work is expensive and requires a specialist to do. Sorry OP, it’s an added expense but not a major problem - Go to the auto parts store. They can sell you the replacement lamp and possibly install it for you for free.

do not take it back to them to fix this. go to your local parts store tell them the year make and model of your car, they will sell you a light for like five to ten bucks, then youtube how to change it yourself. I'm a mechanic and it's ALWAYS super simple, 95% of the time it doesn't even involve tools. but like the other guy shit happens, tune ups don't mess with lights.