.i do not really consider this as an unexpected expense because my car is already 9 years old. i am just thankful that it is not a major one.
my mechanic already i need my back brakes replaced so i specifically went to the car shop for that. it turned out i also need my front brakes resurfaced. i really made sure these brakes are done before we get hit by a snow. so, that's done but on my job order they still recommend to change the left inner tirod end. there are other job recommendations but some are just because they want to sell more unnecessary service so i declined them. the tirod ends are next.
i feel safer driving my car now with brand new brakes. thanks car for being so good to me.