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02:24
February 6, 2012


dboyce

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Strange noises and a horrible smell of burning rubber last Wednesday made me drive the car straight to my local garage.  With the car on the ramp is was soon apparent that the front passenger side suspension coil spring had broken, and that the base of it was resting on the surface of the tyre and shredding it. 

 

Happily they managed to obtain a spring and fit it that day. The spring was priced at £88 plus VAT and with labour, the bill came to £201.60.

That was half of the cost! The other half was the tyre.  Only one place in town had tyres of the right size in stock, and it wasn't a super-budget brand (I usually get them for about £90 each, but they have to get them in). It was a Goodyear, and fitted, came to £185.

 

I have a Warranty with Car Protect so I phoned them.  They cover the cost of the coil spring, and one hour of labour at £39, minus a £50 excess.  They don't cover the damage to the tyre, even though it was caused by the mechanical failure of the coil spring.   So I will only get back a little over £100.

 

An expensive Wednesday!

04:12
February 6, 2012


Rosic

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A lot of Vels users go through that. My spring broke while at was driving 60-70mph on motorway, bursting my tire in the seconds.

I changed both springs at once. I didnt wait for another one to go while high speed driving.

Well, that is a common fault in Vs. In normal cars You can have a broken spring for a good while and never notice that.

Anyway I paid 210 for both (not renault branded) springs with labour. I was on winter tires, and that happend at the end of last year winter so i just put summer tires back on.

09:52
February 6, 2012


dboyce

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A good idea to get both springs done, I think!  I will ask about the other one.

 

Rosic said:

A lot of Vels users go through that. My spring broke while at was driving 60-70mph on motorway, bursting my tire in the seconds.

I changed both springs at once. I didnt wait for another one to go while high speed driving.

Well, that is a common fault in Vs. In normal cars You can have a broken spring for a good while and never notice that.

Anyway I paid 210 for both (not renault branded) springs with labour. I was on winter tires, and that happend at the end of last year winter so i just put summer tires back on.

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