Car Problems Part 3: Blown Head Gasket

I was running an errand today and my car started to overheat again. I was on a major freeway when it happened. This is obviously not the ideal place for this to happen. Luckily my Dad is a mechanic and he was able to talk me through limping my car back home.

We determined that I officially have a blown head gasket as the Honda dealer suspected. I was able to get my car back to my house without overheating again and without a tow truck. That easily saved me $150 or so at Atlanta towing prices.

Unfortunately this was in the middle of a busy work day. I ended up getting a rental car from the local Enterprise for $185 + fees for a week. This can get expensive real fast. My dad is coming up this weekend and he and I will begin the long job of replacing the head gasket. We will also do some other maintenance that is due soon since we will be working near those parts anyway.

I really hope this resolves the issue. I need this car to last me for at least another 100,000 miles so I can accumulate replacement car money for a few years. My job's office relocation will help a lot reducing my commute to 1 mile per day instead of around 30. My expenses will also drop!