The Flat Tyre Lesson

What’s the deal with vehicle maintenance plans, right? “I’ll deal with it when it happens” – I always said.

That’s until yesterday when Ryno’s car had a burst tyre due to the extreme heat in Paarl the past few days.

Unfortunately we don’t have the funds to replace the tyre at the moment so he’ll just have to drive 60km/h until we do.

This had me thinking that one should really have a separate bank account for vehicle maintenance – even if you just put R200 in it each month. I have a Motorcard (linked to my credit card) for vehicle related expenses, but the problem is just there in brackets… It is linked to my credit card.

So I’ve decided to open a separate savings account for vehicle maintenance. If anyone has any better ideas on how to avoid being caught off guard when having to replace brake pads or tyres, PLEASE let me know.

Author: Arno Hattingh

Arno matriculated from Hoƫrskool Waterkloof in Pretoria in 2012 and went to study Arts Management at the Western Australian Academy of Arts in Perth. His passion for the arts still remains as he currently works as Logistics Manager at Bakwena Spa in Paarl.

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