For at least 25 years in Connecticut Steve kept my cars running. Yes, we became friends, but first he was an honest auto mechanic. He was my honest auto mechanic.
I sent Steve a text this weekend. Could he drive over?
There’s a problem with my SLK230. The car’s 15 years old. It’s entitled to need some attention from time-to-time.
The car drives well when driven gently. But, if you really step on the throttle the car hesitates and misses.
So, zero to 80 in 30 seconds, no problem. Zero to 80 in 10 seconds–not gonna happen.
My guess is it has to do with air to the supercharger. I like that solution because the symptoms fit similar experiences online and it’s not too expensive to repair.
Not having Steve makes the problem more troubling.
I looked online to get a sense of who’s liked. With 171 reviews on Yelp, almost uniformly positive, The Auto Clinic was chosen.
We just dropped off the car. Geoff, smiley, friendly and wearing clean overalls, traded my little car for a piece of paper.
Does his properly spelled name serve as a good omen? The verdict comes tomorrow.