My car needs several maintenance requests taken car of as soon as possible. The month of January was tough and there was something wrong with my battery. Every time the temperature hit below freezing I would always have to start my car with the automatic car starter. I had some money in the car fund last month and I used it to buy a new car battery.
Now I hear my brakes grinding. Right now I have about $150 in my car account and I am going to use that to shop around for brakes. I hope I can buy them and have someone put them in for roughly that amount.
Finally, I need new tires! I have never replaced the tires and my truck I have had it for a year come May. I have no idea how much tires cost and where to go to replace them. I know that sometimes places like Sears have buy three get one free deals but I don't enough know how much one costs.
Time to research!!! Once I figure out how much it should all cost I will up my savings to the car account so that I can get them done sometime in March.
In closing, one thing I have learned about saving for purchases is when I save and pay for something rather than put it on my credit card or have my husband buy it, I appreciate it more. With my car getting close to 90,000 miles its important that I keep some money in my car account for maintenance and other expenses that will occur with my car.