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Quality Car Care?

It really sucks to get your car back after it having sat in the shop for NINE days. To pay a big price for a head gasket repair. To pick-up, your car and have a belt squeak all the way home and be told you might need your injectors cleaned. To go out to the drive the next morning and try to turn your car over and have NO fuel getting through.

It really sucks worse when the shop that you worked with for 5 years, that is three blocks away, says I don’t know what to tell you, guess you’ll have to have it towed in.

Can you say I am NEVER doing business with this shop again? Can you say I will NEVER refer anyone to this shop AGAIN?

Would it have been so hard to send someone up the hill 3 blocks to check out why a car I just dumped 1500 dollars into will not start?

The car is cranking just fine. SHEESH it is only logical to me that the shop should have said Kim, your injectors need cleaning too. I know you need your car real bad after NINE days, but let us clean the injectors and we’ll get your car to you at 9:30 a.m. Friday instead of tonight.


See I dropped this car off on a Tuesday and they did not order parts until Monday the next week. I was told my car would be done at close of day Wednesday and then actually did not get my car until Thursday after 5p.m.

This morning I tried to schedule my injectors to be cleaned on Monday. This was before I went out and could not start my car. I was told there was no way they could do it on Monday. I had to settle for Wednesday as not to miss work. The car not starting, granted it is -7 Fahrenheit, but the car is cranking just fine. The gas is just fine. Don’t tell me this is not related to the fact you had this car apart and back together and you ignored the fact that the job was not complete until you did the injectors and made sure there were no more “misfire codes.” That you test drove a car with a squeaky belt and let it go anyway because it was after 5 p.m.

I am done with Quality Car Care. But they can get this car set right FIRST.

To the guys at Quality, I had to make countless phone calls to know what was going on with my car. I have come to you with my car concerns for 5 years. I am a good customer. I deserve some good customer service and to be updated when I leave a car with you and it is going to take over a week to even get started on the repairs. And I deserve good service on the repairs, too.

Now my boyfriend is leaving work, too. So he will be out of work for the day. To attempt to start my car. He has to drive home from Ishpeming to try and start my car. Can we say inconvienced. Can we say two people outta work for the day. Not to mention the people that depend on our services, too.

I cannot rant anymore. I can only wonder, puzzle, and be pissed.

It is important to read the comments to this post toget the full story. Thanks!

It Takes a Village

Flower Pod, photo by Kim Nixon

The seeds in the pod huddle together and at the right moment one will catch a breeze or float away on pond water. They each hope to grow. They each hope to lodge in a good place. They each hope to survive.

I was upside down in my first inverted pose. All 190 lbs. of me resting on my shoulders. I had not been in such a position since my early teens, and here I was a 44-year-old woman in Basic Yoga class using the wall to get up and over. Who would have thought!

My afternoon at Exhale Yoga was a gift. And my Yoga instructor Martha Bush was just the right teacher. I immediately trusted her and although I was worried about my neck, my arm, my back, my psoas muscle. I went into the poses gently.

My village expanded that day. I will include this teacher in my healing team. I felt more confident and strong at the end of my yoga session. If you live in Marquette check out this Basic Yoga class held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-3:30. It is suppose to be targeted tot he “silver” ladies. But I found it perfect for a mid 40s woman with injuries. Here is the schedule for your convenience.

Feeling well often means looking at your surroundings and making changes. Surround yourself with positive people. When you leave their presence how is your breath, your mood, is your body tight? This is a good way to gauge your interactions. Like that seed hoping to lodge in a good place. If you feel good, others will feel well when around you.

Take a deep breath.

For more information on the Psoas (so-az) muscle check out, The Psoas Book by Liz Koch.

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