You just get off from work and it's cold as all get out!
Snow is still coming down and blowing across the almost empty parking lot... but you had to stay late to get the paychecks ready for tomorrow.
As you get into your Chrysler Cirrus, which you have loved since the day you bought it...last month.
You turn the ignition switch but nothing happens.
You try it again, still, 'nada'.
You turn the wipers on, nothing.
You reach for the headlights...
'Oh, no, you left the parking lights on all day.
Well, at least you can call Bill, the Security Guard, and he will help you.
Bill drives over in his Chevy truck and raises the hood, then raises the hood on your car.
He gets the jumper cables out and hooks them up to his truck’s battery... being careful not to let the other ends connect.
After a little you get out of the car and ask him what's wrong… cause he's just standing there with a blank look on his face, staring at the engine.
"Where's th battery?" he asked.
"I don't know," you remark as you lean over the fender and commence to search for the battery.
The telephone starts ringing and Bill has to get back to his post.
You decide to call Joe at the shop...hoping he's still there.
Joe drives up in his wrecker and puts a jack under your car behind the left front tire.
"What are you doing, Joe? I don't have a flat...the battery is down!"
"I know, Sarah, but the battery is behind the splash guard, and I have to remove the tire to get to it."
Have you ever heard of such? But it's true.
Tommy Sessions has been in auto repair since 1970. He publishes Auto Repair Answers Newsletter so you can learn how to keep your vehicle looking new, running safely and efficiently, while you save money and time...also, learn how to avoid shop rip offs. Don't be at the mercy of the dealerships and auto repair shops...they will have more respect for you.