On October 30th, I was on my way to an investment seminar. Seeing that I am in the financial field, I always seek out opportunities to learn more.
I was close to town when it happened. I heard a loud BOOM! I thought I had ran over a juice box, because I remembered that’s the noise that was made when the boys in my class stepped on one of those.
I looked at the engine temperature gauge and saw it steadily rising. I was like no this cannot be happening! Not again. The joys of maintaining an aging car.
Thankfully I was near a car park and pulled right in. As soon I drove in, the car could not function anymore. It was basically done. I got out of the car, popped the hood and saw coolant everywhere.
I proceeded to call my husband and let him know what happened. He was not happy and could not leave his work to come to the rescue. I was a little annoyed. Remember, I was late for my investment forum. I always like to be on time.
But wisdom prevailed. He said, call the rescue team, their number should be on the windshield. I said, yes that made sense, because when you run into any issues, your insurance company encourages you to contact their road assistance team.
I called the number and the gentleman answered promptly. Thankfully he was five minutes away. He soon pulled in and sprang into action.
He popped the hood and pointed out to me what had really happened. Here I’ll show you.
There was a crack in the radiator.
So you know what that meant..Repairs! He asked for our insurance information. I gave him the booklet. He then called a tow truck to collect our car.
Sigh, I thought had to pay this guy now.
My husband told him where our mechanic was located and things were organised pretty swiftly. The tow guy finally arrived and motioned for me to sign. I asked him how much will it cost. He looked at me all surprised. He indicated I didn’t need to pay. I was so relieved. Our budget would have been definitely strained.
The nice guy dropped me to my seminar after that eventful episode. I thanked him for his help. I was really impressed with his service. Hi Brook!
Lesson Learnt: Be prepared for anything. Ensure your insurance is paid in full.