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Failure... [Mar. 19th, 2005|12:06 pm]
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MOT failure.

Nearside rear tyre below 1.6mm tread depth (quite handy really, as the tyre also had a nail going into it!), and swivel joints need replacing.

They're going to change the tyre for me now, even though they're short-staffed, and I'm booked in next week for the joints.

Incidentally, the parts and fitting for the swivel joints alone exceeds the cost of the service, MOT, replacement tyre and other tweaks put together!!!

We do have an insurance policy for parts and labour relating to mechanical failure, but because the joints fall under "wear and tear", they're not covered. Bah!

[User Picture]From: emsee
2005-03-19 02:32 pm (UTC)
Are they replacing just the one tyre?
Normally they replace tyres a pair at a time (both front or both rear) otherwise you'll get uneven grip under wet or braking conditions (though if your spare is relatively unworn you could fit that on the other side).
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[User Picture]From: stainsteelrat
2005-03-19 02:40 pm (UTC)
Normally depending on the drive of the car they'll take an existing pair and move them if necessary to the front (for FWD) or to the rear (for RWD), if only one tyre is being replaced that is.
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