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Car dead on the driveway, need some advice!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by ultim, 19 Feb 2006.

  1. ultim

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Jan 2006

    Posts: 986

    Location: Midlands

    Hi
    My car broken down on the motorway last nite and RAC sent out a tow truck. Now the car is in my driveway, no idea whats wrong with it (wont start). How do i get my car to the car garage? Will they send out a tow car again? how much will it cost me?

    Also am i expecting too much for an RAC car to come out to check on my car when i was brokwn down instead of the tow truck? At least then they can tell me whats wrong with it.

    advice please!
     
  2. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: 23 Oct 2005

    Posts: 41,617

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Whats actually wrong with the car mate? Tell us what the symptoms are...
     
  3. ultim

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Jan 2006

    Posts: 986

    Location: Midlands

    sorry i dunno much about cars, ill describe what happened...
    well i was driving along and suddenly the accelerate pedal stopped working. When i managed to stop on the hard shoulder, there was a dead bird at the back of the car. I assume when i ran over the bird, it most have snapped something under the car. Now the car wont even start.
     
  4. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: 23 Oct 2005

    Posts: 41,617

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Have you tested the battery? It could be that or the alternator that has just damaged, the dead bird may have just been a coincedence. There's not much you could snap under the car you see...
     
  5. ultim

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Jan 2006

    Posts: 986

    Location: Midlands

    Complained to the RAC and they sent a patrol car along to check whats wrong with the car. The timing belt snapped and i will need to take it to the garage for repair.
     
  6. Acolyte

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,769

    Location: Bristol

    Ouch, thats an expensive job, no doubt the head will have plenty of bent valves!
     
  7. minidan

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 747

    Location: leeds/bradford

    owch on the motorway too its probably not going to be cheep. verry shocked the RAC just towed you home and dident look at the car - i wish they would jhust listen to me sometimes when i tell them i need a tow cos it aint driving home, lol the usaually insist they send a van out to check it:S
    did it go with a big of a bang?
    what car was it? sorry i am just nosey lol.

    Dan
     
  8. Matt82

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Mar 2004

    Posts: 16,600

    this is a troll right?