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another service call

Category: vehicles | Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:07 am

Last week I noticed I was close to the milage for another service call. So, I called and made an appointment for Friday which is a day off so I don't have to worry about being home on time. I made the appointment for 10 am instead of the first one of the day. Well, we were there at 9:45 am. We waited and waited and waited. Finally, at ll am DR went and asked about it. They said they hadn't gotten to it yet because someone had overbooked the 10 am slot of appointments. DR told them we had bought our truck and the car there and had them serviced there everytime and had always given them high marks on the survey the owner sends after each service but he wasn't going to be able to do it this time. The guy picked up the phone and our truck was the next one in line. It still took until ll:30 am to get it into the garage but by 11:45 it was done and they didn't even charge us for the tire rotation which was $11.00. I think next time I will just make the first appointment of the day and get it done first. Of course, who knows how many appointments they make for the first one of the day. DR told them not to wash it as it had just been drowned the day before. Dooley

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Category: vehicles | Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:53 pm

Today, we got up at 6 am so we could take our truck to the dealer up in Prescott. We had to be there at 7:30. It always takes time to get going in the morning. I had to feed the dog. She needs extra in the winter because she sleeps out. Not outside this year though she has a doghouse. She sleeps in the laundry room. It's about 20 degrees warmer than outside and about 20 degrees cooler than inside at night. She goes in and out during the day. Anyway, it was still very dark out when we left and still dark out when we got up there. We were a bit early because there wasn't as much traffic as I thought there would be. Though I made the first available appointment of the day we were still there until 9 am. Then, we went to breakfast.
When the mechanic brought the truck back to explain the service, he said everything was good. In fact, the parts didn't look used much. I should try driving a little rougher and using the brakes more. He was joking about it. Brian thinks I took them too seriously because when we went to the gas station I ran over the curb. I cut too close when I turned. I guess all that wood we hauled didn't hurt the truck. I'd like to say that it has no scratches or dents but if I do, then next time we go out it will get some scratches or dents. So, I didn't say it. We had our Neon three years and when we traded it for the truck it had no scratches or dents. It only had 15,000 miles on it. It's because we are retired and don't drive as much as we used to drive. When our son worked in Phoenix he was putting 150 miles a day on his truck. He's happy to live close enough to his work now that he can walk or ride his bike. It seems like everything is further apart out here. In Wisconsin where we lived before moving here things seemed to be closer. It was more populated. The government owns more land in Arizona than the citizens. There is only one main road north and south in Arizona. There are a few ways to get around but they are longer and slower. The interstate goes from Flagstaff to Phoenix and from Phoenix to Tucson. There are two that go across from East to West. One through Flagstaff and one through Tucson. Being a mountainous state makes road building difficult and takes times. It's more expensive too because it involves blasting. Oh, well! I got off the subject again. I do that a lot if I don't watch it.

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