Today I have mostly been

Top garage then Saul. No indication on what the problem could be?

Last time I took it to the main dealer who, apparently, have ‘master sockets’. It’s possible the car didn’t come with it and I’ve only just found out. Have to get a new set.

I’ve expecting wheel alignment or maybe the balance is off. Should find out this afternoon.

2 Likes

New tyres.

4 Likes

If they’re OE locking nuts the dealer should be able to supply a key. Sometimes there’s a code in the owners manual/service book or on the cars electronic database depending on year.
(I know - daughter “mislaid” hers :slightly_smiling_face:)

3 Likes

Here’s hoping they can sort it quickly :grinning:

1 Like

The main dealer said I’d have to take the car in, which is a couple of hours round trip to Manchester. Then I’d have to book it in again locally. Rather than faffing about, the garage can remove the locking nuts forcefully and I’ll get another set next time the car’s in for a dealer service, which is almost due.

They need to keep my car for another day but I’ve got a courtesy vehicle. If you can call making me drive a Vauxhall a ‘courtesy’. :grin:

5 Likes

:joy: perhaps not… :sweat_smile:

Whats wrong with a Vauxhall? I tend to think they are driven by people with more sense than most. As opposed to people that need some sense of superiority while financed to the hilt with overrated German tat.

2 Likes

Probably too late if the forcefull removal has been done, but your dealer should have been able to get a key for you from a photo of the bolt (that’s how the daughter got hers - and it is a Vauxhall :slightly_smiling_face:). Google it and you’ll find companies that offer the service, each manufacturer only has a limited number of variants.
Still, I imagine locking wheel nuts are as much use as steering locks on our bikes. :roll_eyes:

Seems reasonable but they said I’d have to take the car in so that was that.

Well, nothing really. Though preferred the Fiesta I drove recently.

It’s an Opel in disguise… :joy: so probably nothing wrong with it… :sweat_smile:

As I read, last time we met you were not impressed by my rental Vauxhall corsa, despite the “sport red lines” :sweat_smile:
Honestly, I took the cheapest automatic car available, and was impressed how it drives.

1 Like

Those Opels and Vauxhalls are increasingly becoming Peugeots in disguise since the merger/takeover, but at least they have a proper size steering wheel - I don’t like that Peugeot tiny wheel “i-cockpit” idea!! :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

1 Like

Tell you what, Vauxhall know how to do steering locks! I tried to break one on an old Chavette many years ago. The bloody steering wheel sheared off, had to drive it with 2 pairs of vice grips. Thought I was Knight Rider then :rofl:

6 Likes

I think they’ve given me that same Corsa! :laughing: It’s functional, I’ll give it that.

We are onto our 2nd rental Corsa in a week. First one didn’t lock itself. Made all the right clunking noises but nothing enabled. Took me a few days to notice. Had left all our documents in the car while we took a break on our trip. Thankfully we were all ok but I wonder how long the car has been hired out and left unlocked all day…
And today we left a can of soda in the boot, came back to it and it had exploded with the heat…! Thankfully our Gin is intact…

7 Likes

Good Lord, you’re roughing it… :joy:

6 Likes

Your exploding can reminds me of a similar occasion in Florida. We had gone to one of the theme parks for the day. My son left a can of coke on the back seat. With the heat (circa 90+ that day) the can just eased the opening ring pull spraying the whole can into the inside of the hire car. It took me 3 hours to clean it . Definitely a lesson learned, don’t leave cans of pop in a hot car.

3 Likes

And today we took our 2nd Corsa back because the power steering failed…and guess what, they gave us another feckin Corsa…
4 hours out of our day to get it resolved and no apology or anything…Never use feckin Avis in Crete…!

4 Likes

You’re clearly failing in your attempt to find a good one 3/10 you must try harder.

4 Likes