As Spring break was approaching and I was getting ready to head back to NYC for the break, I was excited to have a week off with no responsibilities and be able to just relax, sleep and enjoy a home cooked meal. For some reason my parents wanted me to come home Thursday night instead of Saturday so that I could sign a paper the next day. A one-way ticket was cost over $225, which was ridiculously expensive, so I decided to by a bus ticket instead which only cost about $55 with a student discount. After a long and tiring bus ride we had finally arrived to NYC around 7:50 pm. My parents picked me up and brought me a famous Dominican dish known as Mangu. They drove me to a location in which they parked next to a Gray Honda CR-V and said, “This is yours.” Yes Mine! My very first car! My very own car! My dad later parked and I was able to hug my car and see the inside.
The next day I woke up early to go to the DMV with my father and register my car. We were there for about 45 minutes, which was not bad due to the fact; it is normally a longer wait. My dad and I went back to the car and he put the license plate on it and went to fill up the tank with gas. At that moment I realized I needed to start saving because I had spent 40 dollars on gas and it was not enough.
Three days later my dad woke me up super early so that we can sign up for an E-Z Pass. We got there around 9:00 a.m. to avoid long lines and by 9:18 a.m. we were done. Cost about $30 dollars!
My parented decided to let me take my car to Buffalo in which they drove me back to campus and took a plane back to NYC that same night. Having my very own car has been an amazing and unreal experience since I am normally used to waiting for the bus, renting a zip car or paying for Uber/ Lyft rides.
Tips on keeping your car in good conditions:
- Change your oil
- Check your battery
- Check your tire pressure
- Clean windshields and change your wipers
- Check your brakes
- Keep your car clean
- Have money set aside just for your car!
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