I was feeling like quite the renaissance woman this morning when I was able to independently jump start my car in the snow. I backed out of my spot, drove about six feet, then turned on my heat which made the car die in the middle of the driveway. I did the only thing I could think of, I put her in neutral and with feet sliding in the snow, pushed as hard as I could until the car was out of the way.
I called AAA for a tow and was told it would be 90 minutes. Living in
They fixed my car and I persuaded my dad to pick me up and drop me off at the dealer where he asked if I wanted him to wait for me. I told him no and he left...with my house keys in his truck. I paid for my car with my 10% off coupon and the dealer gave me a $10 gift card to Dunks...SCORE! After an impromptu stop at my parents house for my keys I turned off my car and my daytime running lights stayed on.
Long story short...it turns out that even cars with daytime lights have a light knob thing that you can use to turn on the headlights without the car being on. You learn something new everyday! I have owned this car for 5 years and I just found this out...it makes me wonder what else I am completely unaware of in my day to day life.
So, it turns out that my Corolla wanted a battery and not an alternator for Christmas. This made Santa very happy because a battery is sooooo much cheaper.
Here's hoping for a worry-free Wednesday!