The noise stopped and Jeff came through the waiting room door with a smile on his face. “That will be $68 please,” he said. “I’ve sent the report to the state.”
“Did it pass?” I asked.
“Sure,” Jeff said, handing me the paperwork.
The car is good for another year. It’s pretty amazing for such an old one with 158,000 miles. I think I’ll give it a treat by getting it waxed and polished. I always like getting my hair washed and cut and having a pedicure after a stressful day, so the car might enjoy a little pampering, too.