188. The Oil Change (1)

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Darwin was about to give his 1992 Buick to his girlfriend’s son, Gilroy. But before doing , Darwin had to make sure the car was . If anything was wrong with the car and caused Gilroy to be injured, Darwin would in be injured—by Gilroy’s mom!
Darwin made a list things to do for Moe, his mechanic. Change oil and oil filter, which Moe recommended every ,000 miles or six months, whichever came first. Check front and rear brakes. Adjust the brakes so the brake pedal didn't feel so mushy. Change radiator coolant and transmission fluid. Check all the . Check the spark plugs and ignition wires. Replace PCV valve. Repair the slow leak in the front tire. Finally, the note said, call Darwin anything else needed fixing.
Darwin would check the filter himself. That filter was easy to check to replace. He would also check the windshield fluid himself. The DieHard battery didn’t need checking—it had two years left on its warranty.
He Moe. Moe said to bring the car in 8 a.m. Wednesday. On Wednesday Darwin woke up 7:30. He put the note on the dashboard the car and drove the half-mile to Moe’s . He worried about the bill he would get afternoon. He wanted Gilroy to be safe, but hoped that Gilroy's safety wouldn’t cost more than .