Things to keep in mind (when you live in the real world)…

So, my car has a pretty easy life. We don’t really do much driving, but it’s mainly city-based and our “excursions” are 45-minute trecks into the hinterlands of VA/MD. We get the oil changed regularly, though, and Choiloi was nice enough to be in charge of the last round of maintenance.

I smelled something funny parking, the next time I took it out, but didn’t think anything of it. Later, we got in the car to run errands, and I noticed it again. Being the paranoid person I am, I insisted that we pull into work’s parking lot and check under the hood.

They had forgotten to put the oil cap on after they changed my oil!!!!!!!!

There was oil streaming down the inside of the hood of my car and burning on my engine block. We were able to clean it up, and luckily they had just set it inside, where it hadn’t fallen out.

UGH. Let this be a lesson: ALWAYS CHECK YOUR OIL CAP AFTER YOUR OIL CHANGE!

Also, remember the WD-40 in sticky locks trick. It’s a major life-saver.

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