My friend is bizarre. He has a great car and not only does he choose not to drive it, but he also doesn’t even have it in his possession anymore! What’s with that?! He’s had his car at this local mechanic workshop for almost six months now, and doesn’t seem interested in the slightest about going to pick it up. For all he knows the mechanics have had the car towed. What actually is the protocol with dropping off a car and just never picking it up?
The expert car mechanic in the Adelaide CBD probably thinks my friend is such a weird unit, and I don’t blame him. I’m starting to think the same. Like sure, if you don’t want to drive then that’s your own prerogative, but don’t just leave your car at a random workshop and make it someone else’s problem.
I’ve booked myself in for a car service in a week’s time, and I’ve decided to go to the same mechanic that my friend went to. However, I’m getting a car air conditioning regas. Adelaide gets extremely hot in the summer and I want to get prepared now while I can. I also want to go and check if my friend’s car is still there, out of sheer curiosity. I might drive it around for the day when I don’t have my car, but I’m taking it right back to the workshop when I’m done. I’m not going to let my friend out of it that easily.
That actually could be a good business model for the workshop. They could lease my friend’s car out to people that have lost their car for the day and make extra money out of it. I’m not sure of the legality of that, but it’s genius if it works. Maybe when I get there I’ll tell them my friend has no plans to pick his car up anytime soon, and that they should just go for it if they want to.