So I spent the better half of yesterday afternoon putting on new routers and brake pads on the front of the beater car I’ve driven over the past few winters.. started to wonder if I saved any money doing it.
Obviously I would have saved the labour costs which a garage would have charged me, but all in all.. it still cost me about $140 to put new routers and brake pads on the front two wheels. I guess that’s not so bad.. but actually.. even more important than that was the knowledge that I took out of it.. I will likely never have to go to a garage for changing brake pads or routers again! Thanks to my Dad (whom was a mechanic for the best part of his younger days), I watched every second of it.. and would be able to do it again without issue. I guess now would be a good time to say that I did turn a screw the wrong way and broke it off which was .. hmm.. let’s say a little bit of a setback. The good news however, is that Dad being the awesome handyman that he is.. was able to save all the parts but the broken ones, and I simply went to Nissan and got the parts I broke off and put the back on.. good as new.
I’m trying to think of a way to pay back my Dad for his expertise here and the afternoon we spent together doing it.. truthfully he didn’t ask for anything, but I think maybe a bottle of rum is in order.. he did mention that he needs to do some things around the house, like buy a new faucet for his kitchen.. perhaps I can get him one of these Delta faucets I’ve seen online.. In any case.. it was well worth it.. I’m pumped I was able to do this somewhat by myself.