Some of our customers are extremely lucky. This customer called saying her car was making a strange noise on the driver’s side. She had turned the engine off and called us for advice so I suggested we recover the vehicle with our trusty LDV and investigate further.
This customer took our advice and our recovery truck quickly conveyed the vehicle to our workshop.
There was no obvious sign of what would cause the annoying noise the customer described and as we had authority for an hour’s labour we removed the timing cover.
The timing belt tensioner had broken up. Luckily, no damage had been done and it was a simple belt, water pump and tensioner job to get the car back on the road.
If the customer had ignored the noise then, as this was what we call an interference engine, the repair bill would have been far higher.
Remember a poorly maintained vehicle is a breakdown waiting to happen. If you are troubled by an unfamiliar noise in your vehicle, call the experts at Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic.