Category Archives: Resilience

What’s the Worst Thing that Could Happen?

The Toaster – still going strong since 2004

The remote lock for the driver’s side door on my trusty 2004 Scion (aka “the Toaster”) stopped working last week. This was the 3rd lock to fail on me. Both locks for the rear doors had already stopped working last year.

Until my driver’s door lock failed, I applied the following Ainslie auto repair logic:

“Nobody rides in the back except for Snickers, so I can lock & unlock the doors manually.” 

“The Toaster is worth just a few thousand bucks. I’m not paying $300 per door to fix the locks”.

But when my driver’s side door wouldn’t lock & unlock, I knew I had to do something.  Continue reading