No, thankfully it is not ULY, our trusty car. It is EMPOY, my FIL’s public transport.
This Toyota FX has been with him for more than a decade now and it has started to act up last year. There days when it cannot be used because of lapsed maintenance or broken part. On worse cases, attending to the needed maintenance or broken part will take a couple of days, extending to a week. When that happens, FIL has no income.
They are their own mechanics, FIL and his co-driver. Good thing they know a lot when it comes to cars and suppliers of spare parts. They need those, I think, specially that almost weekly, they need to replace a part. I remember that from one of their trips, aside from the needed part, they also bought a trailer hitch. They said it will be useful on emergencies. I am praying though that that will not have to happen.
Well, the car is not mine and I am not paying for it. It just saddens me that FIL keeps on paying to have it fixed but he does not get his money back.