Tuesday, March 06, 2007

laziness no more

i own a '97 opel corsa. i love my car but i do little to show it. little things keep getting worn out and i'm always too lazy to fix them. i always brag about loving my car despite it being the least classy of all five cars we own. whenever given the option to take any of our other cars to do an errand i always prefer taking my own car. because i love driving it. because i love hatchback cars. because i love how stable it is. because i love its control.

i'm the most lazy person i know. yesterday i woke up and decided to change that. i decided not to go to college and instead go to the mechanic and spend the day there fixing the millions of things i needed to fix in my car.

here's a list of some of the things that needed fixing:
  • the cooling system was leaking
  • the cooling system was all rusty and needed to get cleaned
  • the wipers were worn out
  • the water pump that supplies the wipers wasn't working
  • the right rear-end lights weren't working
  • the a/c wasn't working
  • the cassette player wasn't working (only fm)
  • the handbrake was weak
  • the suspension system needed to be checked on
so after spending more than 8 hours with the mechanic here's what i did get fixed:
  • cooling system fixed
  • cooling system cleaned and changed coolant
  • rear lights
  • a/c
  • suspension system
  • handbrake
i didn't fix the wipers because there wasn't a near-by shop that sells them. the water pump needs to be replaced too but i won't do that anytime soon probably because winter's practically over and i could use the money.

the cassette player needs replacement too but i'm thinking of buying an mp3 player instead and hooking it up with the car speakers.


Deeeeeee said...

Well, congrats on fixing your car! I just hate how people ignore their cars sometimes.. I'm completely obsessed with anything I own (not in public) but I tend to take really good care of stuff, and I think everyone should to.. so, this is a really good start! :)

greyscale said...

yes it is a good start...hope i can keep it up..thanks deeeee :)

haijekov said...

hehe .... great job man ... u totally remind me of myself and my car ...
maybe we can do a cooperative car day one day :D
how did u fix the handbrake??

Juka said...

Reminds me of me and my car, only I've been saying I'm going to get it washed for MONTHS!!!

greyscale said...

so i guess i'm not the only lazy person out there, eh?

i fixed the handbrake by replacing the worn out brake part called "teel faramel" in arabic. the rear one is for the handbrake apparently.

Jannah said...

I love it when I'm lazy about sth, then I decide to wake up about it! Great start...keep it up :)

Greyscale Territory said...

I have just discovered this post!!! Unbelievable!!! My first car was a Datsun 120Y Hatchback. I then survived 2 Toyota Corolla Hatchbacks. I now have a 2007 Mazda Hatchback...a deep port wine colour!!!! I can only drive hatchbacks!!!!

greyscale said...

yes, hatchbacks RULE!!

i guess we have more in common than just a name!