Yesterday, I had to go to the post office to post some urgent mail, it had to be at its destination within two days or I would be screwed for the whole year. I had 40 minutes before the shop closed. I go to start my car, after not using it for two weeks, and guess what happened. It wouldn't start. I tried for five minutes, then called the Automobile Association as it is here (AA) and got them to send someone up to check and fix my battery. After 25 minutes the guy came and then spent 5 minutes charging the battery. Now I had 5 minutes to get to the post office which was an easy 10 minutes away. I sped like a mother f**ker going about 80-90km/h in a 50km/h zone and was lucky to not be pulled over or have a crash. As I arrived at the mall where the post office/book store is I ran so fast, and as I got there the mail man had just finished tying the mail sack for the fast post mail, and was loading it in his van. I begged him to untie it and then slipped him $10 to re-open it. Luckily he did.
Then today, a few friends and I went for a long drive to the beach, then up the hill so see the view. On our way I had the car lights on as we went through a tunnel. On the hill we went for a walk and messed around for about 40 minutes and when we got back to my car guess what happened? I had left the lights on and the battery was flat again. After asking people in other cars if they had any jumper cables, no one did. So I had to call the 'AA' again. We were 40 minutes away from the city and he arrived at that.
So that’s twice in two days. It was even the same AA
guy as the day before. Luckily I am an AA
member so it cost me nothing.
Has anyone else had trouble or anything like this with your car? Let’s hear it.