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Yearly Archives: 2012

Laying in the snow?

Laying in the snow?

Even I have a hard time starting on a cold morning. Recently I had a call come into the shop. "My car won't start, can you come to my house and give me a jump start because I need to get to work asap." "Of course we will, Mr. Smith." When I got there, Mr. Smith was laying under the car in a heap of snow looking for his battery. "I would have jump started it myself if I could find the darn thing," he said. After a quick inspection, I realized the battery was buried under an abundance of plastic shroud intertwined with bracing to hold the entire car together. I was praying, even more than Mr. Smith, that my handy-dandy super start jump pack would get the engine started. Well..... it was just too cold and the battery had already sacrificed itself through four Iowa winters. I heard an ERRR, ERRR, ERR, ER noise coming from under the hood and I knew at that time it was too late. "She's a goner, it needs a new battery." In order to replace it, I ... read more

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