Anna Liberty

A girl who's one-in-a-million

Car Tales

on February 21, 2014

A few months ago, I was on my way to drop Anna off at her Aunt Sophie’s house when we had quite a scare.

With just a few blocks to go, I stopped at an empty four-way stop and started inching forward. I glanced to my left and saw a truck coming fast toward the intersection, showing no sign of stopping. I slammed on my brakes just before the truck rammed into the front end our little car, sending us spinning.

As the dust settled, I quickly turned around to see if Anna was okay. She was still in her car-seat and a little shaken up, in every meaning of the phrase.  I hopped out of the car, yelled something at the driver of the truck, and helped Anna out of the now-totaled ’98 Honda Civic.  Luckily, no one was hurt. I felt grateful that I glanced left and hadn’t kept driving into the intersection.

The  old Civic was done for.

The old Civic was done for.

The very night of the accident, Libby and I were searching the local car listings and found the perfect car to replace the old Civic.  We test drove the Chevy Equinox that night and made an offer soon after. Before we knew it, we had a new car!

There were two things we missed about the old Civic: 1) No monthly payment and  2) It had special UV-blocking film on the windows, so Anna could ride without her special hat/hood, gloves, etc.

While there are many months to go until we have it paid off, today the car is now UV-free!  After contacting the XP Family Support Group, we learned that 3M was going to donate UV-blocking film for the car windows, and a local business (JC Automotion) volunteered to install the film on the car for free.

I spoke with Jesús of JC Automotion, and he was more than happy to help. He did an expert job!  I highly recommend him to anyone who owns a car. Not only does the window tinting look amazing, it blocks the harmful UV rays – and will keep the car cooler on hot Utah desert days!  You can reach them at (801) 599-3108.

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We are so grateful to again have a car that protects Anna from the sun. THANK YOU to JC Automotion, the XP  Family Support Group, and 3M!

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