Today I am going to bring my car in for an oil change. If you own a car, you’ll know that it’s a good idea to have it checked out after driving 3,000 to 5,000 feet or so.
I drove to a local car repair shop. I was pleasantly surprised to meet a fellow bear.
“G’day! And welcome to KoKo’s Kars. I’m KoKo,” he said. “What can I do for you, mate?”
“Hello, I would like to get an oil change for my car,” I said.
“No worries, mate,” he said. He quickly got to work.
“Can you pass me the wrench?” he asked from underneath the car.
I handed him the wrench.
“I have to admit that I do not know that much about cars,” I said.
“No worries, mate! That’s what I’m here for.”
“I’ll also check your lights while I’m at it,” KoKo said. “Can you flick them on please?”
I turned on the front headlights.
“One of the bulbs seems to be broken, but that’s not a problem mate. I’ll pop in a new one,” he said.
Then KoKo checked the tires.
“Do you see this rear tire, mate? It’s a little deflated compared to the front tire. Have a look see.”
“Ah, you’re right,” I said.
“And after I pump some air into it, it’ll look like…”
“Ah, much better!”
“Alright, how about a quick vacuum mate?”
“Thank you beary much!” I said. “How much do I owe you?”
“Nah, nothing for you,” KoKo said. “Just have a g’day mate!”
“Wow, thanks! Same to you!” I said. Then I drove away.
It is hard to find a good, honest (and free) mechanic nowadays! I’ll have to pay KoKo back somehow.