Woke up today ready to run errands since I had nowhere to be (no auction today) and, lo and behold, dead battery. Called Dad. Got it jumped. Got it to the service station. They popped the hood. The connectiong betweent he air box and the engine was damaged. When they put the new tire on (after the Blizzard of '11), it was the wrong one. They lifted the car and discovered that the cradle was damaged. And the tire had been rubbing on the car because of that. The air box was probably damaged by hitting the island during the blizzard.
So I have no car at the moment. But, insurance and/or the store should cover the repairs.