Miraculous automobile cure

My mechanic charged me $65, which undoubtedly included replacing something, because the car no longer makes “the noise.” I’ve taken my car in there several times and he’s always said, “I can’t find a problem, so I won’t charge you.”

I’m sure the $65 was the cost of a part he replaced, but he didn’t charge me for the labor. Here’s how I know. The car no longer makes “the noise.”

The first time I took my car in, he said, “I own this shop because of your dad.”

I believe in angels.


About Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, was a trial attorney for 25 years and has served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy on numerous occasions. She was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cleveland State University for several years and served as an Interim Associate Professor of Law in the clinical program at Case Law School. In 2009, she returned to the small southwestern Michigan community where she was raised, and wrote a novel.
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13 Responses to Miraculous automobile cure

  1. Mara Buck says:

    Strange and mysterious are the workings of the automobile, nearly as strange as the workings of the human psyche. Your dad ‘paid it forward.’

  2. evanatiello says:

    I believe in angels too! You’re lucky that yours is a mechanic. Nice going, Jane.

  3. Sweet story, Jane. It made me smile.

  4. Ron. says:

    Francis, down at Taylor’s Automotive, worked more than one fiscally-tolerable miracle on the old Ford Ranger before he finally convinced me to let it go. Last time I took it in, I knew the transmission was beyond hope, but I hoped for a few more weeks on the clutch. When I came to pick it up, he told me he’d done what he could for the clutch, would be able to do nothing further, preemptively administered The Last Rites and would not charge me for his efforts. “Save your money; get yourself a new rig,” he said.

  5. Rina says:

    Nice!!! I am an Angel believer!

  6. Good karma….what goes around, comes around! Glad your car is functioning again. ~nan

  7. Jane Wilson says:

    The car still bounces along. It needs new tires and I need a new hip, but I have a new house and a new story will unfold, soon. Thanks, Nan.

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