Last weekend the horn stopped working in my car so I dropped it in to the local mechanic on Monday morning to be checked over. They found the problem – a faulty clock sprint – that was going to cost $509 to replace as they had to pretty much replace the whole air bag set up.
You can’t drive without a horn so it had to go ahead. I paid the deposit, they ordered the part and off I went.
Today the miracle occurred. They were wrong. It didn’t need an airbag replacement, they found the part they were looking for second hand AND it was significantly less.
So, for the first time in recorded history a trip to the mechanic not only turned out to be cheaper than expected – I actually received money back.
It’s a not-quite christmas miracle if ever there was one.