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Friday, May 06, 2011

why do cars have boots?

Good morning.
Spring like temps appear to be here for good, finally. :-)
The salon has been fairly busy this week with me also being booked today and tomorow.
I took the PT Cruiser in on Thursday morning. It's check engine light was on. Turned out to be some sort of sensor. While I had it there, I had them check on a "clunking' noise. They said I had a torn boot, and a bad ball joint. Does anyone know what the hell a 'boot' is? And why is my car wearing a boot? Anyway, it will be done this afternoon and I will pick it up today after work.
We seem to be replacing an awful lot of stuff on this car. I wonder if it's because we tow it so much. His 1998 Honda Accord has never been in the shop. It has it's original everything! Maybe Chrysler just makes crappy cars. :-\
Not much else to say, so it's off for my shower.
Have a great weekend!


  1. Your car may have more than one boot. One for summer and one for winter. The summer boot is slightly taller to deflect rain as well as monsters. HUH? No, a boot is typically there to keep grease at a joint and keep dirt out.

  2. Boots are rubber covers that protect certain parts of the car from wet and dirt.
    So, you'll need to replace the ball joint and the boot. The boot might have been torn a while, and caused the problem with the ball joint, but that's just speculation on my part.

    If it's not one thing it's another. :/

    Has gas gone down there yet? Not here.

  3. When the Age of Automobiles began, the boot referred to the trunk.
    Sorry about your bad ball ....... joint. ;)

  4. Boots are rubber covers that protect certain parts of the car from wet and dirt.