Since it's been so cold, I've been putting off filling my car with gas. I just didn't want to stand out in the cold wind, holding that cold nozzle. Yesterday was a bit warmer, so I decided to go fill her up. I got to the gas station, got out of my car, opened the fuel door, and attempted to remove the gas cap. The cap would twist, but it wouldn't come off. I twisted and pulled, I pushed and twisted, I pushed and pulled and twisted - but still the cap would not come off. After struggling a few minutes to no avail, I got back in the car and moved away from the pumps. I got out again and tried to get the darn thing off - still no luck.
Since the fuel guage was sitting on E, I had to forget my other errands and come back home. Once I was home, I tried again, this time using a few choice words. That darn cap still wouldn't come off. I was stuck at home with a new car that I couldn't drive because I couldn't get gas in it. I decided to call the dealer to see if they had any suggestions on how to get the cap off. Of course, their response was to bring it in to the shop. I had to explain that they were 60 miles away and I didn't have enough gas to get there. They suggested I get some pliers and break the cap off if necessary.
As soon as Hubby got home, I told him what had happened and asked him to see if he could break the cap off. He goes out to the car, opens the fuel door, and removes the cap with absolutely no problem. He then gives me this look - like I'm either totally inept or else just plain crazy. I try the cap and it works. OK, I'm not crazy - it wouldn't come off earlier. I'm not doing anything different now. I still get "that look".
I'm going to go out this afternoon, try it once more, and if it is still working, go fill the car with gas. If it doesn't work for me, then Hubby has to fill it when he gets off work. Why is it when something doesn't work and you ask your hubby or a mechanic to fix it - it seems to work for them - making you look like a fool?
Update: I got the car filled with gas - $50.00 worth. That should last for awhile. I do plan on taking the car in and having them check the cap - it does not work correctly - really it doesn't.