I just want to have a moan that I am having a day from HELL!
At 7.10am I went to get some petrol and put some air in my tyres cus we are going on hols on Saturday to the Lake District. I noticed that my rear tyre seems to have a slow leak, so I decided to go and get a new tyre- £30. I went home, took my dog and moms to the park, got back to the car and it wouldn't start, then I had no power and it was making enough noise to wake the dead. Limped back to moms (3 miles away), got out of car and found what looked to be hair extensions coming out of the exhaust and a disgusting burning smell. Rang Kwik Fit and was told it was my bafflers (I was relieved cus I thought I might have sucked a dog or duck up the exhaust at the park!!)
Again, limped noisily and stinkily to the garage (another 2 miles away!), to be told that the back box of my exhaust needed replacing (£60)cus of the bafflers hanging out BUT that I might have problems with my coil pack as my catalytic converter was running red hot (he showed me and I could see it glowing so I don't reckon he was telling porkies) . I needed to have diagnostics run on it to confirm but he didnt have a qualified technician in today to do it . Back box duly replaced I then limped noisily and stinkily with the heater on full blast(!) so the engine didnt overheat and with the extra banging of the back box that they didnt tighten properly!! Everyone was turning to stare at me as I drove past!!
Got to the next Kwik Fit (5miles this time!) and yes I need new coils but they cant get hold of em today so I had to leave the car there til tomorrow, and start to walk home.
Tried to catch a bus but it went sailing past, tried to flag down 2 taxis- they drove straight past me! Eventually caught a bus after we had walked about a mile ( I had my 12 year old daughter with me). I can honestly say I am KNACKER ED! I am just praying that they can get hold of the coils so that I can go on hol in it on saturday!
There- I don't feel so sorry for myself now I have got all that lot off my chest! Hope everyone else aint plagued by Wednesday woes!