In June this year, suddenly heated up, I found that the car’s air conditioning effects to die, then, in early July, then empty, 4S shop repairs, and car maintenance. Masters said a tube of air conditioning leak, had to change. At the same time, has opened five years ago, front and rear brakes, four tires, replacement, plus regular oil filter, air conditioning clean, 7788, checkout, spent more than 6,000. Although somewhat feel sorry, but think about it, be safe, it’s had to change, of course, right when the overhaul.
Two weeks after the weekend. At around four o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, go downstairs when you trash, found the car had a flat left rear wheel. Not feel my heart sinking. Shortly just maintenance, tires are new. Land managers, remember asking 4S shop, they are not repairing tires. Contact with only one friend to open the auto repair shop. Friends, chefs work in the shop tomorrow. The next morning, friends shop found to master drive, removing the flat tire and put on the spare tire in the trunk. On Monday, I drove to repair shops, tire repaired back, spare tire away.
Asked the shop teacher, is a nail punctured a tire on it? Reply, tires are good, aging valves leak, has changed. I asked, do tires do not have a common border and valves (my question was too unprofessional)? Answer, do not have a common border.
Later, the friend asked me where to change the tire? I said, in the 4S shop. He gave me a sentence, change tires to 4S shop Ah? A look of disdain, I think was very silent.
After another week, also is the weekend. On Sunday morning, bought vegetables back home, habitually look at the tires, and go to the left side of the car and found that had a flat left front tire. Recently, often used to look at the tires, neurotic. How can we really had a flat?
It appears that must change a tyre-related. Land managers, called 4S shop. I said that formal complaints against you, drove more than five years, has been all right, change tires, only a flat for a week, how on Earth is going on? Land managers said have never come across such a thing. Perhaps see my “formal complaints” more serious, he asked me about my home address, saying that soon. Wives are also very angry, asked 4S stores the total number of telephone calls in the past, gave them “a Deputy in dire straits”. Maintenance, change tires, are you 4S shop, now that another new tires are such that if there are high speed, thus escaping, who’s in charge!
While land managers call came, that checked in the computer, when you change a tyre, valve did not change, might indeed be aging valves and immediately.
4S shop was James flower “test drive the car” to in a moment. Remove immediately, spare tire mounted. Flip, a closer look, as if there are no foreign objects such as wire nails. Preliminary judgment, the original valve replacement. So I drove to their 4S shop.
Except last week outside the valve the tire has been changed, and the remaining three, are all venting gas, the old valves into the new. Young master that had a flat tire holder grilled on tire machine, bakai thick rubber skin, cut the old valve with a knife, remove it. Leakage causes bottom, then root on the valves, connections both within and outside the Department, rubber has cracked due to aging.
Land managers on the sidelines of the subordinate said, next time you encountered where the replacement tires, all valves are replaced, didn’t realize before, only one or two people call to reflect, but didn’t pay attention to.
All done and ready to go home, I again to finalize land managers, only valve problem? Land Manager, he kept saying, Yes, now replaced by a new, rest assured. He again explained that the valve itself has also been used for many years, but didn’t carry it, it is not easy to bad, this time when you change tires, moving it, may encourage aging cracked. Was a little thing, 2 dollars only, not thought to cause so much trouble.
Hey, valve is small, cheap, but once you’ve ignored it, ignored its existence, when the change does not change, it will still make trouble, let out a flat tire, so could not move the car.
Before and after nearly a month of frustrating, he let me taste of the car’s most humble and the most worthless, most easily overlooked Accessories: valves.