While the wife's new car is in getting an engine overhaul after driving it into a big puddle she's been using the MIL's Ford Focus which has mostly sat about in her garage for the last 10 years.
I suspect that's the reason why it's been nothing but trouble for the last few weeks...the shock of being driven was too much for it!!
Coolant continues to disappear every night from the reservoir. Ss she took it to the mechanic the other week and he said he couldn't find anything wrong....she suspects he never even looked at it as he never charged her.
Now the brakes are playing up so she asked a different mechanic if he could see what the problem was. Like the last mechanic this one also demanded she bring the car before 9am. She asked if it was possible to bring it later as she had things to do....he insisted she couldn't. So as ordered she left it outside his garage at the back of 8am this morning. I reminded her to check the petrol gauge and mileage before she left it.
Do all mechanics work this way? They insist on having your car for at least 8 hours even for a simple job?