My parents are visiting this week and without them we'd be LITERALLY stranded! Our car was wise enough to pick this week to fall completely to pieces and if my dad hadn't been here to help diagnose the problem, we'd be hurting.
Anyway, the purpose of this post is to inform you that if you own a GM vehicle made in 1995 or later, you may soon have car trouble, too. Or you may have already had it. Here is the story. For those of you who aren't clicking, (you're so stubborn!) basically GM recommends a certain kind of coolant for their vehicles, Dex-Cool. No problem, right? Sure, unless you mind the fact that the coolant acts as some weird kind of acid and eats holes in your water pump and hoses. It can even cause leaky engine gaskets. Do I really know what I'm talking about? Not especially, though I know that we're now looking at some pretty costly repairs.
Before you take your car in and shell out obscene amounts of cash, check out what you can do if you're affected here.
This concludes the Public Service Announcement for July 9, 2008. You have been warned.