The town of Coronal Oviedo isn’t very exciting, but it’s a fair place to stop and take care of some business. It’s a cross-roads town right in the center of the country, so they have everything for travelers. Our top two: laundry and a windshield.
For some strange reason (!) the buttons on all of my pants keeps popping off. Gotta be the pants. The lavanderia here offered to repair them all for free – so we have to recommend stopping at the one and only place in town.
I had to give a day’s notice on the windshield, but a shop here found one and installed it. I’ve done this myself twice, and it was a bitch each time. Somehow, after only a few attempts I have managed to get it in using the ‘ole string method with only a little help. It’s a tight fit. These guys made at least ten attempts, including banging on the frame with a mallet and grinding the new windshield 4 times. Eventually, with 4 guys, they got it. A half-day’s entertainment for only $100 USD.
The new windshield was exactly the same size as my old one that they pulled out – I measured.
And, we lost an air scoop somewhere along the way. It finally just shredded and fell off. If you are driving through Paraguay and find a red plastic scoop on the side of the road, please put it in the trash for us.