Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I called around a couple places this morning and soon realized that the hood striker bar for Kyle's car is a GM only part. So I called the dealer and they had one in stock and I decided to run up there at lunch.

First I checked Kyle's car, and I'm glad I didn't let him drive it last night. The hood was tied down with rope, but the loop was over the broken part, not secured through something that would keep it from coming loose. The headlights are tie-wrapped in there, not real secure, but I think they'll be OK for the short term. Ordered new ones today.

I also realize by GM is having issues. When I was getting the part I asked about the screws and speed nuts that hold the undercarriage to the front end. They didn't have any in stock, but the amazing thing was they wanted to charge me $3.20 per screw, for a #8 screw and speed nut. Lowe's cost: $0.84.

That type of over charging for something as simple and common as screws and speed nuts is dumb. It makes the dealerships look bad.

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