I swear sometimes my car feels like it is my lifeline. I use it for absolutely everything. I use it to get to and from work. I use it to take the kids to school. I use it to drive my parents around. I use it to do the grocery shopping. I use it to visit friends. I used to be such a nervous driver, particularly when it came to parking. Now that I’ve had about fifteen years of experience driving every day, driving now feels like a task that is second nature to me. I hardly even have to think while doing it. Well, until the other day. The other day I was driving on a busy main road and noticed my car was stalling. It was odd. Things started getting really slow. I had no idea what was happening so I decided to do my best to pull over on the side of the road. I really didn’t want my car breaking down in the middle of the road and causing an accident. I called up my husband to ask him what he thought might be happening. He predicted that the battery had died and I’d need it replaced. I had no idea where I could get a car battery replacement near me. Luckily I have a membership that covers roadside assistance and they were able to come by and help me.
It did take a little while for the roadside people to come by but when they did turn up they informed me that they couldn’t simply replace the battery on the side of the road. In the end, it was decided that my car would need to be towed to a mechanic near Underwood. I’m hoping the battery replacement is something that can be done in one day, but I know sometimes it’s hard to be so sure. All I’m happy about is that I managed to pull the car over safely without getting into an accident or getting myself stuck in the middle of a busy road.