Thursday, 17 September 2015

Back in the driving seat

Now that its calmed down in our home town, the tourists have left, the roads have quietened down I am going to practise driving again.  I use every excuse under the sun to keep putting it off, the latest one being how busy the roads were over the summer holidays.  But I cannot get away with that much longer; the place has slowly emptied out.  There are not hordes of holidaymakers blindly crossing roads without checking for oncoming traffic anymore, so I should hopefully build up my confidence at a time the place is overall much more peaceful.

I love our car it’s a Skoda and considered very safe in the Euro NCAP test results, it was a big step up from our old car that was very crammed for our family.  Although I still remember little red quite fondly...

But most of the time the new car is sat in my husband’s work car park not being used, I wish I could just swing by and pick it up myself and transport the boys comfortably back home after school – rather than me chasing after them as they manically scoot out of my sight or on those days we don’t venture out with scooters I have to try and coax my reluctant walkers to get shifting homeward bound one unenthusiastic foot step at a time.

The main problem with our car is it’s a bit of a hike to get it serviced and have its tyres changed.  To be honest I am pretty clueless on the maintenance side of things and we just leave it for the company to sort out.  It would probably be better if we picked out our own provider for tyres, car tyre dealer networks such as Point S allow you the convenience of browsing through the complete range of tyres by different brands online!

As much as we like the car itself we have not been satisfied with the customer service sadly.  We have had some issues and they have been far from helpful resolving, so we will no doubt try another car company when the time comes.  Although will my next excuse be then that I cannot rush into things driving because it’s a new car to get used too all over again…

It’s been an expensive business juggling our car finance though so maybe I should just get us all bikes and we can cycle everywhere!!!  Although with the drop in temperature we have had already I think I will stick to the cosiness of a car (we have heated front seats so have been well and truly spoilt!).

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