It never ends

It’s been raining for a couple of days now and I just didn’t feel like screwing with the rain gear today so I drove the truck.

As I was getting home…I mean, right as I was pulling up to the front of the house…the brake pedal went to the floor. I’m really glad it happened where it did so I didn’t have to pay for a tow truck to get it home.

Luckily, I had enough braking power to stop before hitting the big oak tree that I park under.

As soon as I got out of the truck, I knew what had happened. Brake fluid was dripping from the left front wheel well. Take a closer look…sure enough, the brake hose blew.

sigh.

Oh well. $20 and a few hours later, I now have working brakes again.

Which is nice.

3 thoughts on “It never ends

  1. I agree that it's nice to have the knowledge and ability to fix things yourself.

    I think the best thing about being able to take care of things on my own is that I don't have to wait. I can get it done when I need it done.

    In this particular case, happening at the end of the work day on a Friday, there's a good chance I wouldn't have been able to get it fixed by a Mechanic until next week sometime.

    Doing it myself required a little effort, but saved me a bunch of money and my truck was back on the road in a couple of hours.

    Saving money's nice…but getting things done in a timely manner is priceless.

  2. I think the master cylinder is going out on my car. If I drive it over 20 minutes I loose pressure.

    Sucks not being mechanicaly inclined.

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