Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Poor Car

I took some pictures, today, of the car after its encounter with the yellow painted metal pole:


It is on the rear left, on the driver's side of the car. 

Below is a picture of the rear right, on the side - showing the seam between the bumper and the rest of the car body (it's a wrap-around sort of bumper); other than the fact that the car has not been washed  (and I didn't try to clean it up for the picture), it looks fine.

The "good" side

Below is the left rear, side, where the impact caused the bumper to push out, a bit, after I tried to push it back, again:

Left rear, side

There is still a bit of a gap:

Close up of area closer to the tire

The gap is more noticeable towards the rear:

Close up of gap towards the rear
I can live with the gap - I just wonder how it will be in the rain with water dripping down into the gap!  I need to see if that water will drip straight down into the tire well and out or if it will collect inside the car, somewhere, and wet any wires!  Maybe I'll tape a trash bag liner over it, for now! 


  1. If it's not one thing it's another.

  2. Sending more hugs. Can you see how it reacts if you spray it with a hose or watering can? I hope it won't be an expensive fix LM x

    1. Thank you, Lyssa. Yes, I was thinking I will pour some water and see what happens. Anything related to fixing cars is expensive, but I'll ask my neighbor's husband if he knows of someone who can do something about it for not as much money as the dealers would charge.

    2. I know this may sound strange, but in the UK we are often advised that if a car needs fixing a man should take it in and not a woman. There have been studies which actually show women get overcharged! Perhaps he can do the talking! Good luck LM x

    3. Lyssa, I think it happens here, too. Every now and then, one of the local news teams will do a story about that. I feel it happens, not just with cars, but with things like plumbing, and so forth, as well!


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