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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 20 Jan 20 8.23pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

What are you driving to pay £140 for a car battery?

Thatís what I was thinking!! last battery I bought was £40, but then that was only a Peugeot 405 and it was quite a long time ago.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 20 Jan 20 8.32pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

I blame it on Brexit.

 


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View HeathMan's Profile HeathMan Flag Purley 20 Jan 20 11.58pm Send a Private Message to HeathMan Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add HeathMan as a friend

You need to consider yourself lucky. From memory, I contacted friends while their car bonnet was up with an RAC man on site. Special battery needed - one that accommodates re-starting before moving from stationary - £320.00

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Online Flag 21 Jan 20 6.03am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by monkey


last battery I bought was £40, but then that was only a Peugeot 405 and it was quite a long time ago.

It could be worse as replacement batteries for a Tesla are about £15,000

 

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View Casual's Profile Casual Flag Orpington 21 Jan 20 6.38am Send a Private Message to Casual Add Casual as a friend

Few years ago, the first day back after Xmas, when I was right on my arse , I put my last £40 in my van , thinking at least I will be able to get about. The van was diesel, I put in petrol. Now that was a c*nt.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 21 Jan 20 6.51am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

At the weekend, a friend of mine was driving her Nissan Micra (£24K from new 6 months ago) when she hit a pothole and burst a tyre.
The AA came out, but found her car didn't have a spare wheel. They took her and the wheel to Kwik Fit and got a new tyre for £160 and went back and fitted to her car.
So yesterday, she rings Nissan and asks why her car didn't come with a spare wheel/tyre. "That is an option". She was told that a space-saver wheel and tyre is £460.

So when did not having a spare wheel become legal ? And how come it is an "option" on a new car , that costs an additional £460 ?

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 21 Jan 20 7.38am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

At the weekend, a friend of mine was driving her Nissan Micra (£24K from new 6 months ago) when she hit a pothole and burst a tyre.
The AA came out, but found her car didn't have a spare wheel. They took her and the wheel to Kwik Fit and got a new tyre for £160 and went back and fitted to her car.
So yesterday, she rings Nissan and asks why her car didn't come with a spare wheel/tyre. "That is an option". She was told that a space-saver wheel and tyre is £460.

So when did not having a spare wheel become legal ? And how come it is an "option" on a new car , that costs an additional £460 ?

Same thing happened to my dad a tyre burst on a country road in Norfolk on a BH Monday. He got a tow to Kwik Fit who fair play to them stayed open until he arrived.

As a non driver that was the first I had ever heard of cars not having spare wheel the dealers had given him some rubbishy repair kit but the AA man just laughed.

 


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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 21 Jan 20 7.48am Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

For a moment I turned the air blue and everything around me. God knows what the neighbours thought.

Edited by Stirlingsays (20 Jan 2020 7.05pm)

I now have a vision of you, John Cleese styli, giving your car 'a damn good thrashing' with a tree branch

 


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View manwitheagletattoo's Profile manwitheagletattoo Flag Devon Exeter 21 Jan 20 8.53am Send a Private Message to manwitheagletattoo Add manwitheagletattoo as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

At the weekend, a friend of mine was driving her Nissan Micra (£24K from new 6 months ago) when she hit a pothole and burst a tyre.
The AA came out, but found her car didn't have a spare wheel. They took her and the wheel to Kwik Fit and got a new tyre for £160 and went back and fitted to her car.
So yesterday, she rings Nissan and asks why her car didn't come with a spare wheel/tyre. "That is an option". She was told that a space-saver wheel and tyre is £460.

So when did not having a spare wheel become legal ? And how come it is an "option" on a new car , that costs an additional £460 ?

This has became a nasty little trick from car manufacturers, we bought a new Renault 2 years ago and was told that all car makers are making the spare wheel as an optional extra, as boot space is a priority on all new cars. It also applies to some small and large vans

If this is the case,
As driving test practical states, you need to know the following: how to change a tyre in case of an emergency.
So why is changing a spare wheel compulsory in a driving test if your car does not have a spare wheel. The incident above the RAC/AA were called out the owner taken to a tyre centre got a new tyre and was fitted by the breakdown services.

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 21 Jan 20 9.40am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

I recall the days of the good old 'Starting handle'.
And the non-automatic choke one had to control manually.
Furthermore the AA patrolmen on motorbikes who used to salute to drivers of cars with AA badges attached to them.

Edited by Willo (21 Jan 2020 9.41am)

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Online Flag 21 Jan 20 9.43am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

I recall the days of the good old 'Starting handle'.
And the non-automatic choke one had to control manually.
Furthermore the AA patrolmen on motorbikes who used to salute to drivers of cars with AA badges attached to them.

Edited by Willo (21 Jan 2020 9.41am)

Drinking and driving was more acceptable back then.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 21 Jan 20 9.58am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Drinking and driving was more acceptable back then.

The drink driving law came into force in 1967 (Don't know the month) when I was only 14 or 15 and not a drop of tipple had passed my lips at this young age.

 

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