Friday, July 06, 2007

Repairing The Car Is Always Expensive

The inner rear view mirror in our car has fallen down. It used to be glued to the inside of the windshield, but the glue must have been old and some of the glass was shattered when the mirror was accidentally hit.

Daniel and Paula first tried on their own to put the mirror back with glue, but this did not work. Then Daniel called a garage whose expertise is car windows, they said they could put the mirror back for 160 SEK. This seemed like a bargain, too good to be true, so Daniel accepted it. However, when he got to the garage, the manager there looked at the mirror and the windshield and said that there was too much of the glass that had been lost from the windshield. He said he could not glue the mirror back on and guarantee that it would stick or that the windshield would not break. The whole windshield have to be exchanged for a new one.

Even though the car insurance will pay for some of the cost, Daniel will still have to pay 1 562 SEK. This was no bargain. If you ever think something is too good to be true, it probably is.

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