I hate this time of the year, for some reason September and October are the hardest financially on us being a 2 car family as it seems 50% of our yearly motoring costs all fall smack within the middle of those months with one car having its Car Insurance and road tax due and the other having its MOT and servicing it would be fair to say as the months roll round I tend to cringe at the thought of the out goings.
This September has been more costly than normal as Ollie (hubs) has just had several months off work after spinal surgery on limited pay and 2 trips for his car to the garage for problems it would be fair to say it has left us broken.
We did consider becoming a single car family recently since I work from home, however with a baby on the way and Ollies work being an almost 40 mile round trip now is certainly not the right time for me to relinquish control of my battle waggon and hang up my car keys just yet and not so secretly I am thrilled to have been able to keep it a little longer.
My current car has been in the family for 4 years and it has by far been the longest reigning Jaime battle waggon I have ever owned in my 17+ years of driving, in fact all my previous cars were lucky to last 12 months with many passing through in 6 month durations!
I have to admit that after my recent trial of the BMW i3 the electric car, if we had the funds I would be pushing for us going for a new car and going for one that would be more cost-effective to run… however with that not an option at the moment instead I am going to keep my fingers crossed that by giving my battle waggon a new name with the help of the Co-Operative Insurance car name generator and even a new air freshener I can keep it running a little bit longer.
Why not have a go at naming your own car by answering a couple of questions on the Name Your Ride site and if you do name your car feel free to pop back and tell me what your car is going to be called!
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