ISL – INTG 100
03 – 18 – 2013
Narrative Draft #1
Experience of a Lifetime
Road tripping is supposed to be fun and exciting. It gives me an opportunity to jump in the car and explore something new. In the summertime 2008 when I got my 99’ Dodge Intrepid back from the previous accident, I begun my road trip to Yellowstone National Park in early morning. As I drove down the road, I soon realized that I had never been anywhere alone before. This was a new feeling for me, one of strength and fear rolled into one. My trip was nerve wrecking because I faced a certain problems with my car that I have never experienced before, but it taught me a lot about how to maintain my car.
The first problem I got was after hundreds miles driving from Chicago on the interstate highway passed Iowa, I saw white smoke coming out from the back of my car. A couple minutes later I smelt something burning in my car; I looked behind and saw the smoke getting worst. I pulled my car over to the shoulder of the street to find out what is happening. I opened the engine hood and I smelt a rubber burning from the engine block. I decided to continue drive slowly to the next exit, which were only a couple miles ahead. I was so lucky to found a gas station that has a repair shop open that early morning. I brought my car to the mechanic right away, and after they checked my car they found out that my car had leeks oil all over the engine, which caused the oil level lowed and burned. They did the oil change and sealed the leek, they also told me to check the oil regularly, at least once a week or before and after long trip. They also told me to change the oil and filter every 3000 miles or three month. That is really important to know for anybody who owns a car, especially an old car like mine.
The next problem was ridiculous; I was so tired of driving, so I decided to have a meal and plan to take a short nap. I found a fast food restaurant in a rest area in the middle of...