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    • Nicklt
    • By Nicklt 4th Mar 18, 2:44 PM
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    Car going back to finance company, fault developed
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    Car going back to finance company, fault developed 4th Mar 18 at 2:44 PM
    Hi,

    My car is being returned to the finance company under Voluntary Termination (Only used now for the commute and decided to bike it instead).

    They are collecting it Wednesday, it's been well looked after with regular servicing (due now but not bothering it's going back). All mechanical issues sorted etc etc.

    However today I've noticed a squealing from the passenger's side wheel, could be a stone stuck between the pad and disc (although doesn't go away when braking), discs and pads are only a couple months old so could be something to do with that maybe - anyway, the letter from the finance company about the VT doesn't state anything about being charged for mechanical issues, just it it's driveable (which it is) and about the log book, manual etc.

    In others experience will they try and change me for any mechanical issues that come to light? Just if so might be cheaper for me to get it into a garage before Wednesday.

    Thanks.
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    • docmatt
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    • 4th Mar 18, 5:24 PM
    Have you been driving it in the snow? Could be a build up of crap. Maybe go somewhere and do a decent spot of reversing and harsh braking.
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    • By Nicklt 4th Mar 18, 7:41 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 7:41 PM
    Hi,

    Yes I did drive into work through the snow on Friday and didn't drive again till today, I did notice a slight squeal for about 30 seconds on Friday then it went away. Drove through pretty deep snow. I'll have a go at driving like a loon to see if it dislodges anything (somewhere safe of course)

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    Get it checked first, if you delve into the terms im sure it will say more than as long as its driveable.

    Things like it being in a condition relative to its ages and miles, and odd noises will certainly be outside that. Getting it fixed yourself will usually be cheaper than them doing it.
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