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November 25th, 2011 at 06:38 am

Wondering why is it when I am making some sort of headway Murphy always step in? As you all know, I am trying to sock away enough cash in my EF before I start paying down my CC debt and I am so close to reaching my goal before the end of the year and now I need a car battery Frown

I have a car fund which will cover about $40 of the cost of the battery but the difference will come out of my EF. I really do not want to touch any of that money unless I lose my job or become sick, but I understand that a car battery is a must.

Still feeling sad though Frown

4 Responses to “Why?”

  1. snafu Says:

    I suggest you do the research as batteries are not priced according to value. I presume you know dealerships charge more than auto parts store for the same product. If your battery is less than 5 y/o, it likely still has some warranty which should give some discount. Check the info on the side of the battery carefully. Don't buy a battery that was shelved/ manufactured 6 mo. ago

    If you have any plan to sell/trade the car in less than 5 yrs., don't buy a battery with a long term warranty.

    I'd check with wreckers to see if they had the appropriate battery 2 y/o or less for half price.

  2. snafu Says:

    If you live in a cold zone and the car sits out in ghastly Buffalo type weather, you will need a better quality battery

  3. miclason Says:

    Oh, I know how you feel. However, in my case, anytime I make some headway, either the car breaks down or I get sick...badly enough to go to the hospital... So I'd rather it be the car than me!

  4. veronak Says:

    Thanks everyone. I have replaced the battery but my car is not running right. It cranks up no problem but doesn't feel the same. We will see. Unfortunately, my uncle purchased the battery which I have no idea where he got it from Frown hopefully all will end well

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