Hello, I’m J, and I’m 21 years old. I’m pretty sure I’ve had the worst luck with vehicles and keeping them running and I’m so tired of constant car repairs. Ive been through 3 cars with thin the last 2 years of getting my license. The first car was from a Facebook marketplace and was a complete dud and I proceeded to spend 1500 to think I could salvage it into something… I couldn’t even sell it for parts, I ended up donating it. My second car my uncle gave me an older car and it lasted me through class and back, I started a new career, literally on graduation day it broke down 30 minutes from home, later I was told it was not worth the fix! I guess I should’ve have been so literal to the universe, “I need a car to get me too and from school.” so I definitely agreed and decided to save up for a new car. Well, since I’m young and can’t afford a brand new car, I do the second best thing, a used dealership car.. it was a struggle because I have no credit history and I am slowly building it. So I decided to move 2 hrs away from my family into the city, and find a better job. I’ve literally had it a year now and for the most part it is reliable. I’ve already replaced some sort of ac hose (my ac doesn’t even work anymore it causes it to shake violently.) My car started squealing and I was told i needed new break pads &rotors(700$), not including the lug nuts (who even knows im sure they’re on there really well & thats $60 a bit, with 5 per wheel and 4 wheels..) and now wiring!! My turn signals turn into hazards and that alone is 300$!! They literally sold it to knowing they were cheating me on the price and value. I don’t want to not be able to pay my bills but I am there.. do I eat? Or save an extra $50 for my car. I was clueless, and desperate. I work so hard for my money and I’m an honest person. I am beyond embarrassed to ask for help but I’m struggling to pay rent and all my bills as it is, I work full time I hardly make enough to cover my bills as it is, and car repair especially now, is out of the question. Ive picked up extra shifts, although overtime is pretty much forbidden, tried selling things but I’m no where even close to what I’d even need!!! I’m so lost. I’ve been only driving to work and back but It’s starting to be a serious safety concern to myself and other drivers on the road, and not to mention the progression of damage to my car ..I’m afraid and I am in desperate need of help. I don’t really have anyone to turn to.. anything will help. Bless you. My
Heart is so heavy and all I want to do is better my life, have my car, and continue my education because I don’t want to struggle! I would love to be in a situation where I could help someone else and return that blessing.
Help me reach my goal to $2000, anything will help.