I ruined my first car, but it was a valuable lesson

I remember back when I got my first car.

I saved up my money over the years and my parents gave me a little extra so I could go for something nice.

I ended up getting a pretty nice car, but soon the AC system quit working. I didn’t know what the problem was but fortunately, my father helped me out. He helped me to get a refrigerant refill kit that you can hook up to the compressor to refill the refrigerant levels to full. Once I was able to get that done, the AC system was working great after that. I loved just going for drives with my buddies and I loved the freedom that my car gave me. I didn’t have to ask people for rides anymore and suddenly I was the one giving other people rides. It was awesome just cranking the AC while driving places too, I always felt comfortable even on the hottest of days! Well, eventually one day when I was driving and singing along to the music on the radio, suddenly my car broke down. Unfortunately, it was the most foolish thing I could have done, I didn’t change my oil. My father even reminded me to do that a few times, but I must have not realized how urgent the situation was. I kept on driving, never bothering to go to the place for a $20 oil change. If I would have only done that, I could have saved my car, but instead I let the engine lock up and then I was suddenly without my own wheels. I was back to getting rides to places again and I didn’t have my car with my own climate control system. Needless to say, I took much better care of my next car when I was able to save enough money for another ride.


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