I was driving to work a little over a month ago in my Scion tC and heard a loud snap. My car cut off in the middle of the highway. I tried to start it again, and the battery and started came on, but not the engine. I almost knew it had to be my engine, but I decided not to panic. My stepfather looked at it and guessed it was the engine. A week later, I got an actual mechanic to look at it and it certainly was the engine. That was my favorite car to own.
I’ve been able to rent a car for a while through insurance and Enterprise, but my rental time is now up. I sold my car with a non-running engine and could unfortunately only get $300 for it.
I work twenty miles (25 minutes) from my job and can’t get there without a vehicle. I’m currently living with my mother (on unemployment), unemployed stepfather (very little unemployment), and disabled aunt (who gets very little in disability). The house can be foreclosed on at any time. All of them are in worse financial situations than I am and absolutely cannot help me at all financially.
I was very well on my way to saving up to move out of my family’s house (and closer to my job), but this is a huge financial (and emotional) setback.
I am asking for 4K in order to get a decent, somewhat long lasting vehicle so that I can continue to save, finally move out of the house, and get a place that’s closer to my job. If I reach 6K, however, I’ll will be able to move out on my own.
Thank you. Any little bit helps. :)