My poor baby has gotten to know the mechanic very well. Leo is an old man and one problem with getting old is lots of your parts stop working properly. When I purchased Leo, he was squeaky clean inside and out. His old owner took impeccable care of him. But after a few road trips and me still learning how to drive a manual car, Leo’s belts were getting a little worn out.
When I took him in for an oil change and check-up, my mechanic recommended changing the belts, especially the one around the motor. According to Nico, if that one breaks I will be seriously SOL. So, I made another appointment and took Leo back to the mechanic a few weeks later for his belt change.
I picked him up after his little surgery the following day. No sooner do I get him home then his water breaks. Anti-freeze was dripping all over the place. Another call to the mechanic, and Mom and I were back at the lot hoping it was going to be an easy fix. (Poor Leo is visiting his doctor as much as I am.) Unfortunately, the new belts were too strong for the coolant pump, so Leo had to have another surgery.
My old man is costing me a fortune, but at least we are all back and running normally.