Monday, March 11, 2013

Dead car update - And a new problem

It turns out that water somehow got under my door sill scuff plate and caused a short in some wires that live under it.  They had my car in all day before they figured out what was wrong with it.  They still have to order in a part (I am thinking something to keep the water out). Since they finished late Friday I picked it up Saturday morning.

The car is running fine but it's a nuisense to have foolish problems like this with a one year old car.

Anyway that's not the best of it.  The car was filthy with roadsalt and whatnot so I took it for a car wash yesterday (Sunday).  When I got home I noticed significant scratching and abrasions on the rear quarter panel bumper areas on the drivers side.  So once I stopped panicking I was trying to think how it could have happened and all roads led to one place TOW TRUCK.  I called Kia today and they say the car was parked precariously close to some hard snow banks and it was backed in so that would seem to indicate that's where the damage is from.  I am planning to take it for an estimate to fix tomorrow and then plead my case to both the tow truck company and Kia.  I am thinking 3 to 4 hundred to fix the paint, we'll see.  I'll update tomorrow or the next day with pics and more details.

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