It was dark and I was headed back home after work. I also need gas and stopped at a busy station on the way.
Filled up and started the car to continue on my way. Chunka Cunka Click. Chunka Chunka Click.
“What the hay?” Granted I did leave the door open and the light on but it was not even 10 minutes and I paid at the pump.
I had discovered in another 2 similar incidents that if I wait 30-45 minutes, my Scion will start up. Not this time.
So I got out. Not much interest was shown by the people hurrying in and out of the station and store. I raised the hood and jiggled the battery connections (as if that would help) hoping someone would notice. No takers. Went into the store to see if someone could do a jump. NADA. SIGH.
So I went back to the car and called my insurance company for roadside help (it’s part of my policy). It was going to take an hour. So I settled in for the wait, then thought I needed to lift the hood so the service person would know where I was.
The man next to me who was just pulling out next to me asked if I need a jump.
“Not sure I have cables.” (Was he trying to get out of it?)
He had his cables. Backed his car up to the front of mine. (Did you know the Saturn – at least this model – had the battery in the trunk?) Hooked them up and my car started right up.
I had to say a quick thank you, because he was packed up and gone quickly. I’m sure he had a busy, long work day and was anxious to get home. I am grateful he took the moment to help me out and hope that when he might need help it is right there for him.
Have a great day.