Family.... In that
Join Date: Mar 2007
Re: Another Week Another Large Bill !!!
My ex wife was a member and she was with me at the time it first wouldn't start. I could have got them out there and then when it was playing up but it was getting late. Also the X didn't want to be waiting around for 80 minutes. I was far from home but I knew if I could keep the revs up and cruise at a steady 70 it would be fine. Basically as long as the car was in motion it was ok. It just kept cutting out and refusing to start when I was staitionary for anything over 5 minutes. I was going fine for 30 miles then hit traffic on the northbound M6. The juction was closed due to someone breaking down in the fast lane. I was sat there in stationary traffic waiting for it to die. When it did It wouldn't start, flattened the battery and had no option but to call the AA.
Of course they didn't mention in my first phone call to them at the services the £100 surcharge for calling them out in the first 24hrs of the cover starting, or the £2 per mile after the first 50 miles to get me and car home if it couldn't be fixed at the roadside. Luckily it was or that would have been another £108!!
Owning an Alfa is not a matter of life or death...... It's much more important than that.