5 Mechanics For Dummies

Arriving to work to learn that your vehicle has no intention of stopping is not the definition of fun.

To then identify the liquid oozing from beneath your front end as brake fluid is far from ideal when you shift finishes at midnight, arranging recovery may take hours and you absolutely can’t drive the thing.

My track record with cars is… poor! The one and only loyal vehicle I’ve owned being a 21 year old Suzuki Vitara which I prided, unfortunately being sold to accommodate my ever growing family.

It got me thinking about the wear and tear on fleet vehicles. It’s easy to sit back and assume the vehicles are regularly serviced, have reliable and fast break down services and rarely go wrong, but something tells me that could be optimistic and far from the truth.

I’d be interested to learn of the ambulance still serving on UK roads with the highest mileage.

Do our vehicles get scrapped or sold once they accumulate a predetermined mileage/age threshold?

This is just my being curious, any personal experiences openly welcomed.

KW x


Take it easy driving – the life you save may be mine. — James Dean

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