I had the best experience yesterday.
I was out driving when my car started making some concerning noises. I pulled over, checked under the bonnet and quickly saw where the issue was. However not knowing enough about the intricacies of the engine I felt an urgent trip to the trusty team of mechanics at Volkspower in Burwood was necessary.
I’d been a customer of theirs for a few years but I hadn’t taken my car to them for it’s most recent service. I arrived there, parked and was walking to reception when one of the mechanics ran out of the garage at top speed and yelled in my direction “Maaate! Maaate! Congratulations! I saw you on TV!”
I was a little taken aback, not expecting quite this level of fanfare on arrival. It quickly dawned on me though that he was referring to my appearance on Adam Hills in Gordon St earlier in March. I said “You’re talking about Adam Hills?” He nodded affirmatively and said “I was watching and realised I knew the guy on the screen and wanted to tell you but hadn’t seen you in ages.”
I was chuffed. That made my day, despite having a problematic car to deal with. Brett then disappeared back to the garage.
The annoying noise turned out to be a slipping clutch on the air-conditioning. Between Brett and (the very hunky) Ricky they found the underlying problem was due to a fuse in the battery controller block that dirty contacts. This was preventing sufficient power delivery to the car. Ricky replaced the fuse, plugged the car into his computer and found that everything was now working ok. This very simple fix averted a potentially expensive repair.
Thanks to the great team at Volkspower for an exceedingly good experience.