No Wheels

We recently bought a new car. Well, a 2 year old car that is new to us if you want to be accurate.

I think it is just fine. It was meant to be my car after all as it replaced the one I used for work, but P says that now we are both retired it is our shared car and his old one is only used for messy trips, like taking stuff to the dump or collecting wood for the fire.   P is not happy with this new one. He says that the steering is off - it pulls to the right intermittently - and he says that it has a loud rattle somewhere in the rear end (I can't hear it as I am pretty deaf).  A friend ( who happens to be a mechanic) says that the steering issue is most likely due to an oversensitive sensor somewhere in the steering system.

P took it back to the garage a couple of weeks ago and the mechanic says he couldn't find anything wrong with it.  P says that they would say that wouldn't they.  I am content to carry on with it as I don't think it is unafe to drive but P insists that he is going to take it back on Monday and say that it is not fit for purpose and he intends to leave it with them until they fix it.  That will leave me without my own transport and relying on P for lifts wherever I need to go.

What would you do???






8 comments:

  1. If it's that new, can't you connect to the car's computer through the OBDII interface and see if there are any fault codes? That's what our non-main-dealer garage would do. They will have a computer especially for the purpose but with lots of cars now there is an app which allows you to look with a smartphone.

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    1. Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks for the tip. I'll get P to check it out.

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  2. What would I do? I don't keep a dog and bark myself so I would bury my head in the sand and wait for the dust to clear to mix my metaphors.

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  3. I guess I would be hoping for a quick fix! Even though the car is 2-years-old, it is new to you and shouldn't have any problems you weren't aware of when you bought it. Good luck! Let us know the outcome!

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    1. I would be happy to just leave it as it is as it doesn't bother me but P wants them to fix it, even though they don't know what is wrong.

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  4. I would sigh loudly but do nothing else. Men always think they know better when it comes to mechanics. Unfortunatley

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    1. P always knows better when it comes to anything!

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