Auto Mechanic Mistake
Last week I was ranting about Chevrolet after my wife took her vehicle to the dealer. After posting about my rant I was feeling better but that all changed last night when my wife came home from school.
Are These Bolts Important?
As a little bit of background, my wife had the car in at the dealer last week and one of the things that they did was a routine oil change. When she arrived home last night, she asked me if I would take the car around the block as she was hearing a noise every time she was turning right.
The first thing that I did was head out to the garage to take a look underneath the vehicle to see if there were any visible problems. As soon as I looked underneath I discovered the problem. The skid-plate that protects the oil pan from debris was hanging by only one bolt and dangling down to the floor of the garage.
When the mechanic replaced the plate after draining out the oil, they either didn’t think the other three bolts were all that important or they never tightened them. I have to imagine they were there and just never tightened, working their way loose and falling out since last week.
While I understand that mistakes happen and this was not intentional, it really frustrates me when it is coupled with all of the other problems that we have had with this Chevy vehicle and the dealer where we purchased it. If I had the appropriate bolts I would have simply reattached the plate and left it alone. Since I do not have the bolts, I will be taking the vehicle back to the dealer so that they can attach the plate properly. As a friendly reminder, I will request that they actually take the time to tighten the bolts this time around.
While I am extremely happy that this noise did not turn out to be anything more serious, it only adds to my disappointment with the purchase of this vehicle.