I just got back from having new tires put on our 2002 Buick Rendezvous. I hate spending money on stuff like this but auto maintenance is a fact of life. I’m just happy that we don’t have to charge these expenses. Anyway, this reminded of a great Question of the Day:
Our numbers fluctuate quite a bit because some expenses won’t occur every year. This year has been pretty high for us as we have put brakes and new tires on our Honda as well as a new air conditioner compressor and some other stuff. I think the total would easily be over $3,000, which is nearly an annual car note. With the Rendezvous’ maintenance included, we will easily spend $5,000 this year just to keep our cars maintained.