My car is misbehaving again. I know that it’s a trade-off… a new(er) car with payments and a warranty, or a used, paid-for car with the occasional repair costs. And we sold our new car and bought an older car, so I should be prepared for this, right? But somehow, all the logic in the world still doesn’t make it easier to swallow a $600 trip to the shop. Gawd.

$600 is actually only one 1-2 average car payments, depending on the car. So I really need to just suck this up. Right? Yep. Yep, yep, yep.