The Day I Damaged My First Car


Last 4 November 2018, I bought my first car and I named it “Boogie” because of its color. It is a second-hand Toyota Corolla XE 1994 Big Body which I bought at a price of 53,000 pesos.

I drove it for the second time today and it was the first full time that I have driven it away from our house. Unfortunately, I damaged its right clearance lights when I accidentally bumped on a riprap and the damage affected the bumper too.

After a few minutes, I accidentally bumped an electrical post and damaged the left clearance lights and scratched the bumpers again.

The damages will be additional costs again since Boogie already needs some major repairs including engine overhaul and radiation cleaning.

Anyway, I was also able to open the hood and the trunk already and I am posting this sadly since the majority of its internal components including door handle. aircon and windows are not functioning properly. Anyway, I was also glad to have it refilled with unleaded gasoline worth 500 pesos which is equivalent to 8.61 liters. Even its gas release handle is already missing and I needed to manually pull its cable below the driver’s seat to have it opened.

I already accomplished my goal of having a car. Now, I still need to have more practice driving since my next target is getting a driver’s license, hopefully, before the year 2018 ends.

Driving which is like typing is also a skill that needs constant practice to be able to perfect it and have an adequate level of mastery. It is also a very important skill to learn which may come in handy in times of emergencies.

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