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Experiencing a new car without buying one

October 24, 2011 - Pam Rodgers
When you're a twin, you tend to spend a lot of time with each other, at least that is the case with my sister and I. This past weekend, I visited her in Chariton, but we traveled together to Grandma’s house on Saturday. Usually, we trade off on driving but Trish just loves to show off her brand new car.

So even though the car isn’t mine, I still get see what it’s like to own one, and what it’s like when you hear the first strange noise.

When we were going to leave Grandma’s that day, Trish started to drive off when a very loud squealing noise started. She slammed on the breaks and it stopped. She rolled forward again and the high pitch sound screamed again.

She was worried and began to panic slightly. Trish has only owned the car for about a month so she wasn’t expecting any problems. When you hear something funny for the first time, you think the worse.

It ended up that a rock had gotten into here rear driver’s side wheel (Grandma lives on a gravel road). After getting to the pavement, the noise came back on and off. Then after about a mile, we heard a small clunk and the sound never returned. Trish was happy the problem wasn’t a major one. She drove extra careful on the way back to Chariton. I guess having your first brand new car can change the driving habits of even a speedy driver like her. ;)


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