Vehicle Problems and Why I’m so Frustrated About It
September 21, 2022
Well, as I write this, I am happy to say I am driving a vehicle that works. Unfortunately, it is still not my vehicle. Yet, it works. Sort of.
Earlier this year, I began to have major vehicle problems. My vehicle won’t start due to a computer malfunction. This malfunction is not uncommon for the exact model and year of the vehicle I own, but it does need to get fixed. Many months later and it is still not fixed due to supply chain problems (I think) and the lack of supplies for new computers (Which is the major problem). So, I’m stuck without my vehicle. And I’m worried about it.
The longer it hasn’t run, the harder it will be to run after it is finally fixed. The gas in the tank is now months old and I don’t know what other mechanical issues I will find as soon as the engine can be started back up.
Right now I’m very afraid of what will happen to it. I love the vehicle and it ran so beautifully before the computer problems. It is very gas efficient, something the modern and current year models aren’t. It is so easy to drive and the aren’t any blind spots! Ok, there might be one, but the mirrors take care of it. I love it so much that it hurts me to see it sit for so long because of a computer issue.
The vehicle I’m currently driving is much larger than mine. This can be a good thing, but for me, I don’t enjoy it. It is much harder to control and there are blind spots the mirrors don’t compensate well for. (At least, compared to my vehicle) Also, the vehicle is borrowed, which makes me worried if it breaks down.
And, of course, it did. Multiple times. And I needed to get it towed. And repaired. At least twice since I started driving it.
I cannot describe how frustrated my current vehicle situation is. I need a vehicle to get to the grocery store and to pick up the mail. I live too far to walk anywhere. So, I’m very frustrated. All the break downs of the vehicle I’m currently driving have made me extremely cautious about where I go and what I do. I don’t want to go too far away from my home, just in case I need to get towed again. This has prevented me not only from running all the errands I need to, but also from seeing my friends. Spending time with my friends was a top priority this summer. Since I couldn’t drive to see my friends, I couldn’t see them. I’m still upset about that, especially since I haven’t seen many of them since the pandemic began.
I don’t particularly enjoy driving, but I do like going places and need to go places for my job. So, driving is an important part of my life. Not have a reliable vehicle stinks. And now that fall is approaching, I have no clue when my vehicle will get fixed.
There will be good things ahead and one way or another, I will be driving a reliable vehicle. Right now I’m in a season of uncertainty and waiting. I just wish I knew when this season will end!