I have an older car, 2000 Acura with 180,000 miles on her. The car has been paid off for years and I certainly don’t miss making monthly payments. So the other day I’m getting my oil changed and the mechanic mentions that my car won’t pass inspection because of a bad tire. Not to mention my car mirror got knocked off by some hit and run jack wagon.
Now I gotta get the tire fixed and a new side mirror. $145 for the tire installed and balanced and $125 for the mirror. $270 bucks to pass the inspection! I’m all for driving safe a safe car but $270 is a lot of money.
My frugal brother heard about my car inspection situation and suggests visiting a Junk Yard. So I did , and to my surprise I was able to acquire a used tire and side mirror assembly for $90. The best part of my story is that I was able to find a mirror with the exact same color as my car! SCORE!