Sequence of events:
1) I pulled over on Wednesday morning and picked up a girl who was stranded when her car broke down. I gave her a ride to the nearest gas station.
2) I was looking at some coupons that afternoon and noticed a good deal on an oil change for the same gas station. I called the following day and made an appt.
3) While my oil was being changed, the mechanic comes in and informs me of a serious problem with my front ball joints (nod and smile) which are very important (nod seriously). He tells me it is a big safety hazard and could break at any time. He says to have it fixed ASAP!!
If I hadn't stopped to pick up that girl, would the ball joints have been caught in time to prevent serious damage to my car?