Sometimes you just have to listen to the message sent out by the universe.
First our car. We have two cars but my stepson has been "borrowing" our old beater car for nearly a year. He keeps sending messages that it will be back soon but I'm not holding my breath. We spent an awful lot of money on our good SUV this summer and then when things were finally feeling right, the car started choking and spewing. It took 10 days to get an appointment for the dealer to check it. And now it's another week while the part is ordered but not arrived yet.
This usually isn't a problem. My mother has a perfectly good Audi with low mileage because she doesn't drive anymore. So we keep it maintained just in case we have this very situation occur. So no problem right? Uh...but then last Tuesday the check engine light came on. Her dealer can't check it until next week.
Yes we have a regular mechanic we trust--but both cars need some computer maintenance and he doesn't do that work.