A couple of weeks ago my car was making an awful noise. I thought maybe something to do with the wheels (like a bad tie rod). I let it go on for a few days before taking it in. The mechanic drove the car around, and after a block, said “I don’t feel comfortable taking you to work in this car, let’s just take it back to the shop“. Because, it turns out, two of the wheels were loose. The lug nuts had loosened (on the wheels they had recently put new tires on).
Today I noticed a chirpy squeak. And then later today I noticed the same clunky noise, so I drove it over before they closed. He checked all the nuts on all the wheels. I hadn’t paid enough attention to the noise to answer any of his questions other than to say “it sounds just like before“. Fourth wheel he checked? Loose nuts!
Now, they had tightened them all the last time. And I’m sure they tightened them when they put the new tires on. What could be going on?
I just added the “and rising” tonight. The commissioner of marine resources resigned last week. Here’s a great short news video. That’s three commissioners, a top insurance chief, and the governor’s lead spokesman that have resigned already. more….