So... I just called my mechanic and asked when I could have my car looked at. Because when I took it for an oil change a week and a half ago (to another place, not my regular mechanic), Hot Rod had suddenly gotten very loud and they told me my muffler clamp had rusted through. I'm totally not sure if the two are related, or how serious they are. I hope for a yes and a not serious and a cheap/easy-to-fix.
Anyways, I was talking to the guy on the phone. I asked when I could bring Hot Rod in. So the guy kind of half puts his hand over the phone and says to another guy "When can we take a look at Michelle's car? It's got a problem with the exhaust system and the power steering."
What? I said muffler clamp.