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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Car Trials...

A recent trip to the big city to renew our  'exhaust emissions card' turned into a bit of a marathon but thankfully not a greek drama.

A half hour out the car started making creaky/shaky noises.  How else can I describe it.  I didn't actually hear the noises myself.  The only thing I expect from a car is that when I turn the key it starts up and moves.  Any noises it makes are 'car noises'. All sounds the same to me, unless a wheel falls off, I guess.

As you do here, K phoned his friendly service man and described the noises he could hear.  Friendly service man diagnosed over the phone and advised ' turn around and come back'.  So we did.

The 'boys' took it out for a test drive.  I had nothing better to do than take some photos.




Our automobile repair shop




This car is in excellent condition, it has a huge blue eye  hanging over the dashboard protecting it from evil car spirits


After returning, the 'boys' poked about under the chassis, jiggled the tyres and decided it was just a wheel out of  sync.  The conversation turned to more serious things, like the lack of fish and what bait might just tempt them to nibble at a hook


And the one that got away was t-h-i-s big

No charge from friendly service man.




Petrol prices in the wop-wops.  City prices are much less



Next stop the wheel balancing place.  A friendly Pakistani refugee fixed them up in 5 minutes and charged us 5 euros.  Great service.



If the diagnosis is a bit more serious you can always pop across the road to this little chapel and light a candle




Just up the road was another repair shop and outside was sitting a little green car.  The family is having trouble with malignant auto imps at the moment .  Daughter's little green car has engine trouble.

On the road again and apparently all shaky/creaky noises have stopped.


The exhaust emissions place.  5 minutes and 12 euros got us a new 12 month card.

Plenty of time left for a half litre of wine and some grilled sardines.    






When a man opens a car door for his wife it is either a new car or a new wife.
- Prince Phillip





7 comments:

  1. This looks just like the garage we use. I am waiting for a lift down there right this minute.

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    1. These guys know how to fix anything....hope you get your car and all is well.

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  2. I like the little chapels that you have there,a good idea for getting some peace of mind.

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  3. This one was actually in someone's back yard but when you need to light a candle or say a prayer there will be a small church somewhere near. They are everywhere

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  4. Ha. The garage I use for my two-yearly road worthiness test is also AUTOVISION; I had no idea they were international.

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  5. Didn't know either. Theyre quick, efficient and give us a phone call when were next due for the warrant

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  6. Good to hear your car had no demons or evil spirits.

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