Last year I came back from dropping our daughter off at school, only to find Mr. Saver in the driveway holding a chunk of metal from the bottom of our car. Not good… And a resulting repair that was over $1,000. Fast forward to this winter, when we got a recall notice from Nissan. Yes, it was a recall for the problem we had experienced.
- Lesson One… Open mail and read!
- Lesson Two… Get on the phone and find out what to do if you already fixed the recall
Nissan said we still needed to go through the recall process and then we could request a refund for the repair. They would determine what could be reimbursed after we faxed all the work orders.
- Lesson three… Have a place you can find your receipts.
We took care of everything and submitted the paperwork for a refund of the original repair. Good news! A check for about $1,000!
Do your kids ever read those “choose your own ending” books?
You receive a $1,000 refund from Nissan.
If you take the $1,000 and hit the mall–surprise money!–go to page 46.
If you take the money and book a spring break trip–you deserve it!– go to page 112.
If you take the money and put most of it back into your car repair budget line, go to page 130.
Guess what? All the choices end in the same place! Four weeks after receiving the check your car now needs a new muffler. Are you left wondering whether you can still return that new purse, or are you grateful that you topped up the car repair budget? We were grateful for the car repair budget, because Nissan Giveth and Nissan Taketh Away.