Zip Tie Mechanics

Recently, I heard some grinding/scraping going on on the driver’s side wheel of my car. I took it to the mechanic and was told, to fix the problem, I’d need to have $340.00 worth of repairs done. Whatever needed to be fixed was causing my tires to wear.

Instead of paying for the repairs, I chose to get used tires.

Well, on Saturday afternoon, I was taking Kyle to his coaching game and then heading toward Carolyn’s band competition. As soon as I got on the freeway, the scraping started and continued.

I didn’t know what to do.

After a few minutes, I told Kyle I was going to pull off the freeway to see if I could “see” anything. Once I parked, I got out and knelt on the ground (something the mechanic never did). Immediately, I found the problem.

Underneath the car, there’s a rubber/plastic cover thingy that probably protects the engine, and it was hanging down.

THAT was the scraping.

Kyle helped me to zip tie the cover back up where it belonged, and voila!! The car was fixed…under a dollar.

I’m sure there’s something funky with the tire things, but I don’t feel the urgency to spend the hundreds of dollars right now to fix it.

What’s that saying? “If it ain’t broke…”

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