As my dad said, I should be happy it happened at home and not somewhere in a dark parking lot or in the middle of nowhere, Nebraska, but still, it's not supposed to happen for another couple years. *weeps*
EDIT The AAA mechanic fixed it. He said it was flooded - not that I really understand what it means, but it's fixed now. That's the reason I prefer working with people to working with machines - with machines, one needs specific instructions, while with people, you can say - go there, do that, and they will find the way themselves. Also, people generally can heal by themselves, while machines invariably require repairs.