It'$ bad enough that ga$ i$ a$ high a$ it i$, add vehicle maintenance on top of it and $harking i$ very expen$ive.
I have four vehicles of which one is designated for sharking; I go through brakes three times faster on my sharking vehicle than I do on any of my other vehicles. My battery only lasts half as long and my drivers seat and floor mat is wearing out fast from all of the in and out of the vehicle. I have experienced punctured tires to the extent that the tire store won't repair them any more due to safety reasons. I stopped counting all the little dents and scratches.
I sometimes ask myself if it is all worth it? And my answer is always YES!
#3. "RE: Sharking is expensive $$$$$$$$$$$$$" In response to Reply # 2
Well at least you guys haven't experienced what I did several years back. I pulled up and parked the proper distance from a fire hydrant, got out and left the engine running, walked over to grab four signs on a utility pole, looked back just in time to see my vehicle plow into the fire hydrant. Big time damage to the front end and grille.
Worst part is that I carry very high deductibles on all my vehicles. Needless to say it was a very expensive ouchy, plus not having my vehicle for about a week.
Week after I got the vehicle back from the shop, a recall came out indicating the model I had was subject to the transmission jumping out of "park" into drive.
I eventually got my money back but it took almost a year of haggling with the insurance company and the mfg'er.
#8. "RE: Sharking is expensive $$$$$$$$$$$$$" In response to Reply # 0
I saw the sign about 20 yards away across tall grass. I had no shoes on, and remembered this thread the whole time I tender footed to the sign and back to the car. I kept wondering if it would cost me an injury to my feet. It cost me nothing, and gave me enjoyment, tougher feet, a great challenge, and clear view when finished. OOO- RAH
#10. "RE: Sharking is expensive $$$$$$$$$$$$$" In response to Reply # 9 Fri Jul-15-11 07:36 AM by DenverShark
What kind of dog wouldn't open the door for its owner? Perhaps you need to call the Dig Whisperer!
I locked myself out once, but I always carry an extra key in my wallet. And after that event, I always detach my house keys, etc from the car key using a quick snap connector. That way, I only leave my car key in my running car. And I leave a window open enough so that I can reach in if the door is locked.
Nothing is as embarrassing as watching your locked car slowly roll backwards downhill because the emergency brake was not set tight enough.