Sep 3, 2013 - Personal    2 Comments

Miranda’s Safety Inspection

Hammond: How did it go, Colonel?
Teal’c: It did not go well, General Hammond.
O’Neill: Ya think?

I got in with Miranda about 45 minutes ago. It was a VERY long morning. I was up at at ’em by the ridiculous hour of 5:30 (had a good sleep, though). By the time I had coffee made, my emails were checked, and the rig was repacked, it was about 7:30. A knock came from the owner who wanted me to move to a different location. I did that then hung out for another half our or so, going inside around 8:15.

It’s a good thing I had my iPad and internet as I didn’t get out of there until about 12:30.

Miranda failed her safety inspection.

First, the ‘good’ news:

The first failed items were ridiculous, like not having a hazard kit in the cab (I keep one in the truck) and having broken lenses (from the hail storm). The most idiotic reason for failing was that the windshield wipers don’t spray high enough! They have always sprayed to that height and it’s plenty. I can’t wait to see how much it’ll cost to modify that! *rolls eyes*

The not so bad news:

She needs two tires to pass and I think that will bring me to all recent tires, which would buy me time to get her reshoed properly. So the tires aren’t really the huge issue I expected them to be. I’m going to see if I can talk them into putting on good used ones.

The bad news:

She needs an alignment and the suspension needs what sounds like major work.

I am waiting on an estimate before saying anything more about how this may or may not affect my winter plans.

I’m glad I had the inspection done and do not resent the bulk of the findings. Once I get the repairs done, Miranda will be in great shape and will likely drive a hell of a lot of better. I’ll have peace of mind that she’s mechanically sound and will be able to focus on some of the house items that need attention.

That’s all I have to say about that at this time.

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2 Comments

  • We have to get an emissions inspection every year for our car. $9.00 each year.
    My old Corolla had a leaky gas cap, yeah whatever! Anyway I would have to buy a new one every year, just to pass the stupid inspection! Which meant leaving the humungous line and coming back with a new gas cap, starting in a new longer humungous line. I wised up, and had a new gas cap in the trunk ready to screw in before I had an inspection. Worked like a charm, after inspection new gas cap went back in trunk. Yea, it’s my fault for global warming, my bad gas cap…lol

  • LOL!

    Miranda’s inspection was $170. I at least feel that I got my money’s worth.

    The truck’s $130 inspection felt like a rip off since I knew there was nothing wrong with her.

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