I noticed the Honda Element’s brake fluid reservoir was low. Being a back yard mechanic in my prior life, I knew this meant that I had a either a leak in the brake system or the brakes where in need of replacing. No leaks found.
I took the car down to West RV & Automotive here in Livingston and let Rick the owner check it out. This guy and his crew are outstanding. It must be that he is a retired Marine! I trust them with our RV and auto(s). He said the rear brakes where fine and the front pads had about 20% left. I said to go ahead and replace the front. Even though we will be selling it shortly, I just feel more comfortable replacing them. Besides, it’s a safety issue and it’s call peace of mind.
While they were putting brakes on, Carol actually put me to work, physical work. Hey, how’s a guy suppose to keep his physic up if he’s gotta do this type of work. Now I’m starting to have flash backs why we started full timing RV – no house up keep. I dug a hole, mixed and poured cement – viola – foundation for a clothes line pole do whammy.