I took my car in to Royal Motors Volkswagen to get the 40,000 mile servicing done on my New Beetle. It checked out without problems, so I'm glad that I didn't break my car.
D volunteered to pick up my car afterwards. He took public transportation (!) and used the TakeTransit Trip Planner to map his route online. It is a nifty tool that may actually encourage me to take public transportation more often. Nextbus is the perfect complement to this service - I can't wait until it's fully rolled out in San Francisco.