Lately I've been getting rides home from school from @Candi Wolfe
. She lives on my side of town and has her own Volvo station wagon. She inherited it, and it's way older than either of us, but her parents invested it with so many preservation spells that now it has a life of its own and won't stop running. Candi says it's made of more than 70% "positive thinking" at this point, and not to worry when pieces of it fly off.
Candi's dad is a ritual mechanic, so he knows how to do this stuff. They have a ton of rusty old contraptions in the big metal barn behind their house that still work if you just speak to them nicely.