A little less than two weeks ago I noticed a strange knocking noise coming from the front of my car. Over the course of the first week, when I had no choice but to use it to drive to and from work and had no time to get it into the garage it got increasingly worse.
I have avoided using it since Friday last week as it is booked into the garage this Friday, which was the soonest I could get it in. In the meantime, this morning I risked a trip down to my local tyre fitters as my rear tyres were borderline illegal and needed changing.
I mentioned my issue to a good friend there and got him to drive it into the ‘slot’ for changing tyre so he could gauge the depth of my problem, which he did quite quickly.
With the car up in the air and all the weight off the wheel…. this is what happened.
Turns out, that out of the four bolts that are supposed to hold my wheel on, only one was connected. I’ve driven a thousand miles since those wheels were last taken off and replaced. I think someone is watching over me.