Yesterday morning, I woke up with the idea to take my car through the car wash. The previous two days had brought some nasty weather and I was more than ready to make my new car clean and shiny again. BTW, here's a picture my new ride. This isn't the exact car- mine is dark green.
So, on I went to Supersonic car wash in Orem. $5 for the basic wash? Check. Things were looking good... I pulled into the car wash tunnel thing, which is where things went wrong.
Did you know that you're supposed to turn off the radio when you go through the car wash? And if you don't, your antenna will stay up. And if your antenna is up, and the car wash is going, it'll probably get bent and broken?
Bent and broken antenna? Check.
Before you think that I'm an idiot, let me inform you of something: For the past 5 years, I've been driving a Toyota Avalon. Apparently the Avalon has some wireless/antennaless system. Never had to be told to turn the radio off in the car wash. In fact, I've never heard of anyone saying that they should turn the radio off in the car wash. This was completely foreign to me.
That being said, after having my car for exactly 1 1/2 weeks, I've already caused damage. That's where the remaining $52 comes in. Lucky for me, I have a car mechanic husband who orders car parts for cost and doesn't charge me labor :)
One antenna later, my car is as good as new... or at least as good at it was 1 1/2 weeks ago.
Ugh, no more blogging for me- my cat is seriously yelling at me. This sound is definitely not a meow. He hates when I'm on the computer and prefers that all my attention is on him. Brat cat.