2015-10-30

chat transcript with Chrysler service rep. from prestige Chrysler web site

[note: the times shown here are ET, although I'm in Pacific.]

CHAT TRANSCRIPT:
Issac Babcock (10/31/15 00:45:06 am): How may I help you?

Guest (10/31/15 00:45:06 am): why do you show no service coupons for oil changes?

Issac Babcock (10/31/15 00:45:28 am): Here is the link to our service specials: http://www.prestigechryslerjeepdodge.com/specials/service.htm Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

Guest (10/31/15 00:46:26 am): which doesn't answer my question.

Issac Babcock (10/31/15 00:46:49 am): Those are the only specials and coupons I currently have listed. Were you looking to schedule an appointment?

Guest (10/31/15 00:47:32 am): okay, "issac," you need to tell your bosses this ...
Guest (10/31/15 00:48:40 am): I have a PT cruiser with 150,000 miles on it.  I've serviced it almost entirely at prestige ... several thousand $ worth...
Guest (10/31/15 00:49:08 am): I'm going outside the Chrysler system because they're are no coupons.

{immediately it's here that I'm logged off BY THEM ... the remainder shows up in the transcript sent to me, but not on the screen.}

Issac Babcock (10/31/15 00:49:26 am): Thank you for visiting http://www.prestigechryslerjeepdodge.com/. Have a great day

2014-10-28

continual car impersonator

this is the mandalay bay parking garage.  not my car...probably a 2005 or so.

only time I've ever seen my color combination in the wild.

a hint for the continual car?

a business card tucked into my window. 

long beach, CA.

2014-09-12

five ways to keep your beater car on the road forever

https://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/five-ways-to-keep-your-beater-car-on-the-road-forever-213015805.html

there's an interesting idea here that i've never considered ... steering wheel cover ... i may look into that at some point ... the wheel on the continual car is starting to show some degradation at the L thumb.

2014-08-18

132,175 mile service

an abortive MS river trip has me back in vegas early ... i roll over 132,000 just as i cross the city limit ... god's way of saying that it's time for, yet another, oil change.

my dealer recommends a "major service" due to dirty fluids (their term and descriptions, not mine).  i pass because it's not in the owner's manual for this time/mileage.


(saw a line item for the amount the oil change is supposed to cost me: $78 out the door.  with my coupon for a $25 oil change [$29 OTD], this is a $53 savings ... still at $25, that oil change is a bit pricey ... i've had packages that have averaged $18, so it could be that the coupons are going up in price ... i may look more aggressively at buying packages.)

2014-07-30

rotated tires 129,500 miles

didn't have the time/place to do it in CO, but snuck it into costco before i headed onto the river.  date, calendar placement and mileage are approximate but accurate to within 5%.

no cost, comes with the original tire purchase and keeps my tires within warranty (as termed by costco).