If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always had.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Service Engine Soon

We had our van tuned up the week before Rendezvous, to the tune of $400+. You can imagine my surprise when, two days after I got home (after a 700 mile round trip), the Service Engine Soon light came on.

I knew it was nothing serious. We just had the daggone thing done. I figured it might be an air filter that didn't get replaced or something.

Today, while running errands, we stopped by Auto Zone. The nice man plugged his little mini computer into the port under the steering wheel, studied the display for a minute, and asked, "Did this light come on after you put gas in the car?"

"Well, yeah," I said, "about two days after."

He nodded, laid his toy on the driver's seat, and stepped to the back of the van. He opened the door to the gas tank, put the cap back on, and came back with a small smile. "I'll just get that light turned off."

Eric was very good and stifled his laugh. As we drove away, I said, "Well, at least it was a cheap fix. Who'da thunk it?"


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