Well, with the end (we hope) of rainy season for a while, my parents' car has decided to just stop working whenever it can.  My Dad, thankfully, knows more about cars that pretty much anyone who isn't in that industry, of those I know, but sadly, the part they need is well out of budget for any of us.  So, for now, we're switching gears from the driveway to getting their car back up and at as close to 100% as possible.  As always, any help is greatly appreciated.