Our pretty Toyota Tacoma got its first ouchy.
But insurance covered all the repairs with no hassles from the insurance company. I was able to choose a body shop that was within walking distance of the our house, so that made life a little easier too.
I’ve dealt with enough car repair shops in my lifetime to know when they say, “Sure, just drop it off and we’ll get it taken care of” that really means they’ll start ordering parts… and then wait for parts to arrive… and then apologize when the parts are on backorder… and then 2 or 3 weeks will go by while you are struggling to deal with a lack of transportation. This time I made it clear I will drop off the truck when the parts ARRIVE. 1 week later the parts did arrive and I dropped off the truck, but then it turned out they had ordered the wrong parts!! So I still had to wait until the following week for new parts to arrive and repairs to be made. All in all, the truck was at the shop for about 9 days.
The moment I picked up the truck from the shop a rainbow appeared. God was smiling down and saying, “Hey, that’s a really nice truck!”