There have been instances where our anxiety got the better of myself and others when it comes to repairs. I was convinced our transmission was failing on our vehicle late last year. It would struggle to shift into higher gears as I’d push gasoline to the engine. After many weeks of the same symptoms, I took the vehicle to a transmission specialist. Thankfully, our transmission was fine. The culprit was a broken catalytic converter on the exhaust system, which chokes out the engine as you give it adjusting levels of gas. Instead of paying upwards to $2,000 for a new transmission, I found a new catalytic converter for $140 and paid a mechanic $50 to weld it into place. Now our vehicle is toiling fantastic and better than it ever has since I’ve owned it. I wish I could say the same about our a/c, as it’s starting to worry myself and others every time I hear the condenser kick on. It’s creating this loud metallic screech that sounds appreciate a combination of rattling and low frequency oscillations. My hope was that the problem was from a dead frog stuck in the fan blades or just some normal reaction to Summer a/c use. Unluckyly, the worst ended up being the case. The Heating, Ventilation & A/C serviceman explained that somehow a contaminant as small as a drop of water got into the refrigerant lines and was slowly killing the compressor inside our Heating, Ventilation & A/C condenser unit. Not only would they have to flush the lines clean, but they’d have to build a brand new condenser altogether. I’m just thankful that it is still under warranty.