Far away from home with no other car to use.
No place to work and no tools.
Also takes a couple of days to get mail order parts.
If I hung around home like most people, I'd be much more inclined to wait till things break.
Originally Posted by steve108819
So why couldn't you have replaced the alternator yourself for $250 after it failed?
Last edited by Stinger9; 10-11-2011 at 11:44 PM.