I have another birthday rapidly approaching, which is probably why I keep relating current ‘problems’ to how it wouldn’t have been an issue when I was a kid! Let me explain;
My car has Xenon headlights that give an amazing light and also steer with the car – sounds a bit flash but they are brilliant and I make no apology for them (or the puns included within this sentence). This week I had a message appear on my dashboard to tell me one of the low beam bulbs had failed (not difficult to spot in the dark, but the message confirms it!). So, on arriving home I got the manual from the car to see how to replace the bulb – shouldn’t be too bad – or so I thought.
In big red writing it told me it wasn’t something that I could do and it had to go to the garage to be sorted – not a great start, but a call to the garage confirmed they could sort it for me. However, on arrival there the lamp had lit again, and no issue could be found!
Now when I was younger and cars had bulbs that anyone could change we didn’t have this sort of problem! Are things getting just too complicated, or am I just getting old?
In reality the cars in the 70s and much of the 80s were rubbish (apart from my 205 GTI) – unreliable, made of rubbish materials, and lots of things failed – but I can dream!