Hewes, try getting reg cleaner and get rid of the files troubling you.
Farmers who park on blind corners. Which then forces the traffic to go on my side of the road, round a blind corner. Of course this happens right at the time when i'm going round the corner at 50.
Do you know why this farmer, (in a tractor with no reg plate either, or an exhaust), parked there? he wanted a chat with the person walking along the road. Thats right, nearly causing a huge head on collision just so he can have a chat.
Bent/lazy mechanics. So i'm driving along, at speed, approaching a tight corner, so i brake. Nothing happens. My brakes are totally gone. That tight corner is getting closer, so i down shift, but i'm still going too fast, and theres traffic on the other side of the road. Somehow, i get round the corner, applying the handbrake most likely, and pull over.
Turns out the brake vacuum hose got trapped between the air filter cover and the manifold, melting through the cable. Theres no way the cable could have fallen between the manifold and the cover. It had to be caused by a mechanic who just couldn't care less.
Last weekend the middle section of my exhaust fell of. Nothing at all wrong with the exhaust, the lock nuts just weren't tightened up. Lock nuts don't loosen up by themselves, so when someone was putting the exhaust on, hey just didn't bother to tighten up the nuts. which caused the middle section of my exhaust to wobble every time i revved the engine, which began to tear of the exhaust in the middle.