Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Open Sump Surggery

The might Chevy went in for a major service today to those lovely people at Trostre Tyres. Apart from the service there were a few other concerns regarding a rattling noise and a noise the car makes on full lock. I dropped the car off at 09.00 and walked down to the local wetlands to waste a few hours. I was told I would get a call shortly advising me of any issues. I walked around and managed to get quite a few pictures in the bag but no call from the garage. It was now about 13.00 and I though I'd better give them a call to see how they were doing, the line was engaged, 5 minutes later it was still engaged. Let's try calling another number I thought, I dialled home, that was engaged, I dialled Virgin Mobile help that was engaged.  Bugger, I  thought, something's up with the network, I sent a txt off to my wife which she answered and she contacted Trostre Tyres. Apparently, they had been trying to get in touch with me to discuss an issue they had found on the car. By this time I had walked just over 4 miles and had about a 50 minute walk back to the garage. 

On the way there, the inner geek in me took over, I installed Skype as data was working fine, had to credit them with £10.00 and managed to call the garage up.

Turns out that the service was completed, but a rear cylinder was starting to leak and needed changing. I asked how much this was going to cost, they gave me a figure, I swore. I asked how much including the servicing costs and they said that was the price they had just given me. I unswore if that's a thing you can do.

I found this company a few years back through an advert for tyres, I would not go anywhere else to get work done. They are really good, not over the top in price and more importantly I trust them.

The service is all done on the mighty Chevy, it's good for another 10,000 miles and is going back to get the cylinder changed tomorrow. The worrying rattling was a lose heat shield on the exhaust and the power steering noise was air in the system.

Many thanks to the people at Troste Tyres for taking care of the Chevy again, I managed to do just under 6.5 miles walking and my feet and legs aren't that bad.

Here's a map of the walk and a link to download for Google Earth.


And finally, a link to some of the pictures taken.

Oh yes, my mobile finally started working at 16.15