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Posted October 24, 2012 | Leave a comment
Ask Dave the Car Guy: A love affair
By Dave Herman
I was talking with friends the other day, showing them cars I have built from the ground
You never hear people cuss their cars; they cuss themselves, cuss the mechanic, cuss the
What do the gun and the automobile have in common? FREEDOM. Freedom
Then I wonder, if Americans are so into freedom and will drop any amount of money for their automobile, why is it they mind the cost of their doctor visit? After all, it is a body in good health, not dependent on drugs or machines. I often hear people say they wonʼt go for a test or even a general physical, "it costs a fortune and my insurance wonʼt cover it." I have rarely heard anyone say they arenʼt going to fix the car because it costs too much.
Women, donʼt think you are excluded from this analysis because I once had a customer
So I analyze it like this: it is necessary to keep the car running because, first, it is a large investment, and with or without a healthy body the car will take us anywhere, so of course we want to keep the vehicle in good condition. Our bodies however, a different story. They were given to us free of charge; why should we spend money to maintain them? To feel better about the cost of the doctor visit, we give control of our health over to the government to regulate insurance companies in covered and non-covered items, just so we donʼt have to pull out our wallets and pay that doctor, then the money in our wallets can go to our cars, or so it appears.
Anyway, I find it humorous people complain about the cost of a doctor visit, but not the
So again, I wonder about our love affair with the automobile and what will be the
Where I wonder?
Will that be programmed ?
Will this be the end of our love affair?
Will our automobile become our jailer, the reaper of our freedom?
Too spooky, but it is Halloween!
Trick or treat!
Before his retirement, Dave Herman ran one of the largest independent German service centers in Northern Virginia. He has built, raced and taught racing to Porsche/BMW drivers. He lives in Shenandoah County, where he has opened a driving school. Email your comments and questions about anything automotive to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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