At times cars have a craving for attention and Walter in 2014 turned into an extreme attention seeker.
Not only seeking attention, but having perfect timing in seeking epic care at the most inopportune times. Knowing that a car (Walter) was not high on the priority list at that specific moment.
In 2014 Walter acquired a taste for flatbed tow trucks. Although being stranded is part of the Benz DNA, Walter expressed his true colors, character, and upheld the German tradition.
1- In early January, an auspicious start to the year, Walter elects to squat down on its rear suspension, and remain down. A great way to go for a ride on a flatbed, and get a new air pump for the suspension.
2- In June Walter decides to become a total nuisance, make a scene at a busy intersection on a Sunday morning. Obvious go for another ride on a flatbed, for a new ignition crank sensor.
3- A few weeks ago in December, Walter decides its time to go for another flatbed ride. What better way than to have the belt tensioner fail, at a choice moment.
Yes...its absolutely fair to say that Walter is an undisputed flatbed hero. Testing patience, understanding, and making sure that its always done at a time when priorities are disrupted.
If Walter could speak, the conversation would go like this...
Walter: You are trying to crank me up to 200K, watch me act up, get obtuse, and really show my Teutonic colors.
Colonel: I don't need to crank you up to 200K, you are very lucky that every time you become a flat bed drama queen I have other priorities than take you to the back field and deal with your Benz DNA.
Walter: Still suckered you into an axle, a windshield, maintenance, brakes pads, and I probably forgot some stuff.
Colonel: You sure did, you are aware that I hate cars that get too needy.
Walter: I love getting flat bedded to the friendly mechanic.
Colonel: Sure you do, and its not free. The friendly mechanic does not pay me, I pay him.
Walter: When I'm there he treats me good, and you like royalty when you show up. He does not pay you?
Colonel: No...I pay him to fix you, and take care of you...I repeat I pay him.
Walter: OOPS...you never ask how much it will be, I thought he payed you. I was helping you make money.