Last weekend we went to pick up my new prescription glasses at the store. Hubby was able to get off work late in the afternoon so we were in a hurry to get to the store before it closed for the day. Needless to say, we were in a rush. Then we got in the parking lot of the store…and I couldn’t get out of the car. Why? Because the door wouldn’t open! Hubby was visibly irked when it took me forever to get out because he was afraid we’d miss the appointment. He didn’t believe something was wrong with the door…typical, eh? As soon as we got out of the store, he checked the door on my side and what do you know…he couldn’t open it himself. Hmp! Since our car is old already, the Auto Warranty we got for it when we bought it is no longer in effect. That means that if we bring it to the shop, we will be paying for everything. Things like this always happen. As soon as the warranty is up, something will go wrong. I guess that’s the reason for Extended Warranty, eh?
Anyway, since we don’t have the Car Warranty anymore hubby decided to just tinker with the door himself when we got home. After tinkering with it for a few minutes, he found the culprit…the child safety lock of the door was activated. How it happened is something we don’t know because I certainly didn’t do it. I didn’t know how to. It’s not just a button to click…it’s something way down the inside of the door that only aliens with little thin fingers can reach. Hubby was able to get in the spot and realized something has to be replaced so it won’t happen again. Instead of taking the car to the shop he just bought the part and would replace it himself. It’s cheaper and less hassle…I guess. I’m sure though that if our Car Warranty is still active, our car would be in the shop in no time.