How people can drive their vehicles to the brink of destruction is beyond my comprehension!
This vehicle, a Fiat, came in to our workshop with a noise when engaging gear and a lack of power. Basically, the engine revs increased but the car did not pick up speed. Coupled with an acrid smell, it was easy to diagnose.
The fault was a badly slipping clutch, but due to the owner putting off the repair for weeks, the clutch friction plate had managed to rub a hole in the gearbox casing.
I know of many garages who would have insisted on a replacement gear box. At Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic we have a different approach: the gearbox was out of the car so why not send it to a specialist welder, who promptly repaired the gearbox.
This added a small amount to the original quote, but it was a small price to pay when compared the cost of a new gearbox. The customer was stunned by the amount of damage to the gearbox – and then amazed at our solution.
Remember a poorly maintained vehicle is a breakdown waiting to happen. Come to the experts at Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic.