Perhaps you are probably not familiar with the "Intellectual Process" of a 10 year old car with an air suspension, and at some point "something" happens to the air suspension.
The front suspension has been an ongoing process of replacing suspension arms, and ball joints.
The rear suspension we replaced a shock in 2011, and lately it seemed that it was gradually losing air.
To start 2013 on a positive note the rear suspension acts up on New Years day, and decides to remain a permanent low rider. Not only is it a low rider, the huge red warning "Stop car too low" comes on in the middle of the dash to really raise a level of alarm.
A call to our friendly mechanic is in order...the conversation went as follows..."the rear is very low, the center of the speedo is red, could it be the pump, the air shocks, something is losing air, and something else is no longer pumping air".
Obvious that flatbedding this @#$% to your place is going to cost some money, and then some.
After a spin around the block, still refuses to raise itself, and rides like a "hard tail chopper", we left a message to our friendly mechanic..."forget the flat bed...we are driving this @#$% over to your place tonight". Yes highways are smoother than surface streets. What is the worse that can happen? Not much...its not rubbing anywhere, do not hit bumps/wave that will flex the body too much, and go.
Once we reach our friendly mechanic his question "how low is it?"...our reply "there is no suspension travel in the back, how low is that?"
The conversation continued "Do you need the car? Tomorrow is Thursday, if we need parts it might be Friday" our reply "We could have used the car for the next few days, now its here, next week we don't need it...just fix the thing".
As we always say being amused, bemused, and at times aggravated with an older car is not for everyone.
We are waiting for the OUCH!!!!