rich menga books gear search about contact
***Secret FSR Fender guitars? Yes, they exist, and they're right here

this is why i have an aaa membership

Yesterday I noticed the electric windows in my truck were rolling down slower than usual but didn't pay too much mind to it because I figured they just needed a cleaning.

Today I go to unlock the truck from the keyfob and the parking lights didn't even flash.

Uh-oh.

The battery was near-dead. The gauge pod lights came on but the engine wouldn't even turn.

I just called AAA a moment ago and they'll be out in a little while to jumpstart the truck. In addition they'll also be bringing along a new battery which I may or may not buy depending on how much it is. I noted to the call center to bring it with the option of buying it and they were cool about it.

The battery isn't a big deal but I'm praying the alternator isn't shot, because that's a $300 job (cost of alternator and install) - in addition to the cost of the battery.

-- update --

Alternator didn't need replacement. New battery installed.

How it all went down:

The AAA guy didn't have a battery that would fit my truck so I had to go to the local Goodyear Gemini place. They took the truck in, charged me for an inspection (booooo) and a new battery. Total cost: $158. Bastards.

image
Best ZOOM R8 tutorial book
highly rated, get recording quick!

081002

More articles to check out

  1. Ibanez does a "Negative Antigua" finish
  2. The guitar some buy in threes because they can: Grote GT-150
  3. You're not allowed to change a brake light in a new car?
  4. Unexpected surprise, Casio F201
  5. Why the Epiphone Explorer is better than the Gibson (for now)
  6. You should surround yourself in guitar luxury
  7. Forgotten Gibson: 1983 Map Guitar
  8. Casio MTP-V003, the one everyone missed
  9. Just for the look: Peavey Solo guitar amp
  10. Spacehunter, that '80s movie when 3D was a thing