Zombie Car Has Its Moment In The Sun

InspectionZombie Car has passed inspection, Modern Philosophers!

It now wears its 2014-2015 state inspection sticker like a badge of honor, and I wanted to show it off on my blog like a proud Zombie Car owner.

And look, there’s the reflection of my giant head in the windshield!

Eric, my wonderful mechanic, told me that nothing was wrong other than that the tire pressure and transmission fluid were both a little low.  I had new windshield wipers put on (the big time snow ones), got an oil change, and had Eric fix a little issue with the windshield.  All that for under $100.

One never knows what’s going to happen at inspection time, Modern Philosophers.  In past years, larger problems were discovered and fixed.  This is at least the second year in a row that there have been no major issues.

Since I know nothing about cars, I did chat up Eric on whether it would benefit Zombie Car to have better tires, given my issue with driving in the snow.  He told me that if I had any problems this Winter, I should consider putting snow tires on the front since Zombie Car has front wheel drive.  He didn’t push it on me, or try to convince me to buy four tires. Just offered it as a suggestion since I asked.  I like that about Eric.

Santa AustinNeedless to say, this has led to even more celebrating on Writer’s Day!

Look, I even put on this special celebratory outfit to let Zombie Car know how excited I was about the news.

While I was at the grocery store, I picked up my favorite salt & vinegar wings, so that this writer can have a special Writer’s Day lunch.

I also bought a six pack of beer for Mark, my next door neighbor, who always helps with his snow blower and assists when my pipes freeze.  Just wanted to let him know I don’t take his kindness for granted.

Time to devour those wings.  Feel free to leave congratulatory messages for Zombie Car.  It knows it doesn’t have the best reputation on this blog, so it would be nice for my vehicle to feel a little blog love for once…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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18 Responses to Zombie Car Has Its Moment In The Sun

  1. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Congratulations Zombie Car for passing your annual inspection! I know it can be filled with anxiety and sometimes costs more than you planned, but drive-on knowing you are good for another year on the road.

    (Car inspection time drives me crazy, it’s always something. Glad you have an honest mechanic!)

  2. sourgirlohio says:

    We call it Emissions Testing (or E-Check) here. I always pray the entire way there that I’ll pass. Yay for the Zombie Car!

    • Austin says:

      It’s always such a relief when it’s over. I like that I do it in December, though, because it reassures me that Zombie Car is ready to take on Winter.

  3. JackieP says:

    Yay for Zombie Car! I know when I lived in the states that it was always expensive when I got my car inspected. Between everything it never cost me less than 200. So good for you both!

  4. markbialczak says:

    Hooray, Zombie Car. I’m glad you got your official Maine inspection sticker before that special bulletin about Austin arrived from the Guv’ner’s office. Phew!

  5. D. Parker says:

    I hope Zombie Car isn’t too exhausted from staying up to study for his big test!!! Congrats Zombie Car and you Austin!!! 🙂

  6. Congrats to Zombie car for a 100% inspection. Calls for a gold star or something equally appropriate.

  7. ksbeth says:

    Congrats to you and zc, both!

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