189. The Oil Change (2)

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Andy, Moe’s younger brother, called late Wednesday morning. told Darwin that he’d checked out the Buick needed repairs. “Go ahead. I’m sitting down,” Darwin .
Andy said the car needed new pads on front disc brakes. It needed a new fuel . It needed new coolant. It needed new windshield blades. “How much are the blades?” Darwin asked. said $12. Darwin said that he’d buy them Wal-Mart and install them himself.
“Is that it?” asked. “What about the plugs and wires, and transmission fluid?” Andy told him that they were okay. “But I thought I needed to change transmission fluid every two years or so,” Darwin . Andy said only if it had a burnt . “We can’t find a leak in that tire,” said. “Oh, one more thing—I strongly recommend a battery.”
“But that’s a DieHard, and it’s still two years left on its 100-month warranty,” Darwin .
“That battery is over six years old,” Andy . “You’re already on borrowed time. I can put a new Interstate that has a 75-month warranty, it’s 100 percent guaranteed for the first two .”
Darwin thought about it. He hated to quit a battery that still had lots of life it. But, if the DieHard failed, and something happened to Gilroy, Denise would kill Darwin. Denise Gilroy’s mom and Darwin’s girlfriend. He asked how the new battery would be. “$137.46,” Andy said. , Darwin thought. "So what would that bring the price to?" he asked. “$593.74,” Andy said.
Although had been hoping for a $300 bill, he Andy to go ahead. Andy said he’d call . If there were no glitches, the Buick would ready by 5 p.m. I hope there's no , Darwin thought, because I can't afford any.