I’m preparing to go on a road trip to Ventura, as I wrote about earlier. This has been made more complex by me taking the car to the dealer on Wednesday and them not getting it back for repair to the drive belt until this morning I hope. I’d really intended to be on the road already, but that (clearly) hasn’t happened.
The dealer found all sorts of other interesting problems, which I am not having them fix; while I generally trust this dealer’s service department, being a dealer service department, they’re very expensive for anything out-of-warranty, which is nearly everything given the car’s six years old and has 150,000 miles on it. (Yes, I drive a lot.) A friend has recommended a mechanic in Los Altos to me; if anyone else local to San Jose has a really good mechanic, do let me know.
More from the road, assuming everything gets underway as planned.