For the first time in my life, I finally had a brand new car.
When I drove it off the car lot, it had a grand total of 14 miles on the odometer, and that included my test drive mileage of almost eight miles.
I was really excited to have a car that looked, smelled, and drove like a brand new car. I washed it when I got home, so it still looked new, and played with all the buttons on the steering wheel and dash. Although it was still cool outside, I was checking the heating and then the air conditioning. My dad told me not to panic when the air conditioning didn’t work very well. He said it was only sixty-five degrees, and it may not be warm enough to get cool air from the AC unit. The following week, it was to be much warmer, and I was anxious to try the air conditioning. When the temperature got up to seventy-five, I turned it on. I waited five minutes, but the air was only tepid. There was no cool air blowing in my face. I told dad about the air, and he suggested I call the dealership. They gave me an appointment to come to the shop and they would fix it. When I got there, they told me I needed a new HVAC unit. Since I had less than 100 miles on the odometer, they graciously offered to repair it for free. My father gave them the face that always scared me, and they said everything in the car was fully covered for 50,000 miles. I had to get a rental car while they installed a new HVAC system.