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
This looks just like the garage we use. I am waiting for a lift down there right this minute.ReplyDelete
These guys know how to fix anything....hope you get your car and all is well.Delete
I like the little chapels that you have there,a good idea for getting some peace of mind.ReplyDelete
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 everywhereReplyDelete
Ha. The garage I use for my two-yearly road worthiness test is also AUTOVISION; I had no idea they were international.ReplyDelete
Didn't know either. Theyre quick, efficient and give us a phone call when were next due for the warrantReplyDelete
Good to hear your car had no demons or evil spirits.ReplyDelete