First of all, I screwed up big time going to Aamaco to have my car checked out. Thankfully the checkup was free and even better, I took it to Subaru for a second opinion when they did the April free checkup. They told me the transmission was fine, the clutch was fine, but my issue was the drive belt. Still is, actually, I haven't fixed it yet. It needs to be done, but they said it'd be safe to drive it for another month or so till I have the funds to get the repairs done. $140 labor included. I also need my 60,000 mile service, $600, front lower control arm bushings replaced, $530, rear sway bar bushing replaced, $275, and new heels since somehow two of mine are bent. There's a wheel place near me I can get that done for like $400 for a nice set of black wheels, which I've wanted for a while anyway. On top of that, I plan on doing the cold air intake and a new exhaust since apparently the baffles or some such are shot and it sounds pretty funny at times. Oh, and a new radio, and new speakers. And HIDs since they're so cheap now (another thing I can do). I'm fairly sure I can do the speakers myself, how hard could that be, but the radio is probably beyond my experience (although it'd be really great if I had just one friend that could show me how).
I was going to do a sub and amp, but decided I don't really care right now. Was gonna do a dvd player radio, but I really don't watch much of anything in my car, so that seems silly. In the future I may do some exterior stuff and maybe the downpipe, and a protune or access port, but right now I just want to take care of what I need to.
I thought I needed a new alternator since my car loses it's charge after about a few days if I don't drive it, but Subaru said it's not the alternator or battery, but the drive belt causing that issue. How does the drive belt control the alternator? That part I don't get. I mean it turns it, right, but how is it turning it less to the point where my reserve is gone?