Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mud Flaps

Eventually if you kick your vehicle's mudflaps hard enough over the course of a 143 month long winter they will detach. I kick all of my mudflaps on a regular basis but the one just outside my driver's door gets the most attention.

Gol darn winter!! (KICK KICK), effin' snow!! (KICK KICK), never ending hours of stupid freezing rain!! (KICK KICK KICK)!!

As I was driving along Tuesday I heard the ever mysterious, usually unidentifiable, motor vehicular sound: "clunkety clunkety clunk"! So I turned up the radio as everyone knows that's the best known method of resolving mystery noises.

The end.

Not really.

I got out to do the once around the truck inspection and was able to ascertain the source of the clunkety clunking in mere seconds. Yes, my mudflap was flapping in the breeze with a tenuous hold on the "under belly" (isn't that what the mechanics call it??) of Dougie the Dodge.

Next morning I called MY GUY. I love MY GUY. I love his whole family as Ron Kraft Auto Care is a family run business.  Mom, dad, son, daughter-in-law, cousin, neighbour (could be!)

Here's the conversation:

"Hello, this is Jane. I've kicked my truck one too many times and need to get a mudflap fixed. When can I come in?"

"How soon can you get here?"

"20 minutes?"

"See you in 20 minutes!"

About 20 minutes and $11.00 later Dougie and I were off to the races!! Vroom vroom vroom!

Who's YOUR guy??


Gill said...

you made an error, it is 144 months..........just saying...LOL

livingrichonthecheap said...

Jeez, I wish I had a guy. After almost 3 years of living here still looking for my guy. We found one for hubby's sports car that is great and cheap but he only does import vehicles so need a regular guy. Well done!

Jane said...

I kick the mud flaps ...they sit there with snow cack all over them and they couldn' t care less. SLOBS.
Jane x

kim said...

You have had such a winter.

Annie said...

I need a guy. I have to say, though, that I was really impressed with a garage I took my car to near my cousin's house. They squeezed me in on a fully-booked day (couldn't fix the problem at that time however, but did get bits ordered so they could do it later) and were really pleasant to deal with.

Jane Harrison said...

Good guys are hard to find ;)

Jane Harrison said...

Ain't it the truth!

Jane Harrison said...


Jane Harrison said...

Went through a lot of turkeys before I found my guy!

Jane Harrison said...


McVal said...

We have a guy too!!! His name is Corey and will work on our cars in his evenings and weekends when we need him. He's great! and smart!
Oh and cheap!

Sonya Ann said...

It's not often that you get away with such a cheap bill. Now stop kicking poor Dougie!

Marguerite said...

LOL, I should probably kick my Alfie more often to get rid of the clumps of ice but I'm afraid half the door will fall off from the rust. Glad it was a cheap fix for you and Dougie. that clunking sound could be so much worse.