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Closer to being back on the road - Corrosive Shame
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kneeshooter
kneeshooter
Closer to being back on the road
I'm now almost roadworthy. After giving the nice men at the AA Service Centre £360 I have an MOT and a serviced vehicle.

I still have no car aerial - but I'm sure that'll be along any time now.

One of the (many reasons) the car failed it's MOT was the washer...
The conversation went somehting like this:

Nice lady at AA service centre "You failed your MOT because the washer doesn't work".
I say "Oh"
She says "£28.50 to investigate"
I say "It's probably just empty"
She says "Oh".
I say "Are you going to charge me £28.50 to fill it and try?"
I say "Cos if you are I'm going to get on the bus and come and do it for you..."
She says "Erm, no. We'll try that.".

I also had to have a load of new brake stuff. This is odd, because I'm sure I had exactly the same last year for last year's MOT. Clearly my car is terribly enthusiastic when braking.

Ho hum. Still, on the train to work still for now I think.
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Comments
steer From: steer Date: April 5th, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Are you going to charge me £28.50 to fill it and try?"

Nice work if you can get it.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 5th, 2004 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's "half an hour" apparently.
_blithering_ From: _blithering_ Date: April 5th, 2004 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
£55 an hour seems like quite a lot to me. What car you driving...?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 5th, 2004 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
That most finely tuned of vehicles - a Renault Megane...
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: April 6th, 2004 12:18 am (UTC) (Link)
£55 an hour is dirt cheap! Land Rover garages charge waaaaaaaaay more than that.

Car aerials sound kinda like borrowed D&D stuff...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 6th, 2004 12:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Patience young one.
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: April 6th, 2004 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Then can I be a Jedi?
_blithering_ From: _blithering_ Date: April 6th, 2004 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, ok :)

So, a service and MOT set you back £360... Makes the £130 I pay for mine seem very reasonable :)
barrettyman From: barrettyman Date: April 5th, 2004 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's not the car that's enthusiastic braking Simon ;-)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 5th, 2004 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not sure I see your point there old man :-P
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