I brought the Jeep into Courtesy Chrysler yesterday at 7am. Got the shuttle ride back home and did some stuff around the house, you know, domestic chores.
I hadn’t heard from them by 10:30 or so, so I called them. They had only just started on my Jeep.
Ummm, why did they only start on my Jeep at 10:30 if I brought it to them at 7am? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of bringing it in early? Perhaps I did that so that I would have it back early? Oh well.
I got a call around 11:30 or so – the inspection was done but it needed one safety item – something to do with steering. The advisor tried to explain it to me and I sort of understood but if I was to translate it here, I would get it all wrong.
Long story short, the total bill, including the safety was $479. Dang… Oh well, guess I am not going to Edmonton this weekend.
So, I pick up the Jeep (after a lost shuttle driver finally finds my place) and go to the vehicle registration office. The guy behind the counter starts to fill in the paperwork and I show him the insurance certificate – it shows that the policy doesn’t come into effect until the 16th of June – awesome. The email that I received from them shows the same thing.
I call the insurance company and they email me a new certificate.
I go back in and switch the plates over to Alberta, pay my fee and physically switch the plates. Well, not plates as I only get one – the rear plate. The front of the Jeep looks naked…
For some odd reason, I renew my plate sticker every April but once I do the drivers license, it renews in August. I suppose it is nice spreading out the payments but it does mean I have to visit twice a year.
I forgot to switch my Health Card but my Ontario one is good for 3 months. That will be a job for another day.
Anyway, I feel more Albertan now with my Wild Rose Country plate and naked Jeep front. All I need now is a cowboy hat (and my license, health card and who the heck knows what else)…