Bang! But back on the road the next day

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Your Letters -

On 29 Fe­bru­ary, while driv­ing on the M61 near Chor­ley, I heard a loud bang and my 1994 Mercedes-Benz E250 stopped within a few yards.

I have used this car as my daily driver since 1997, and this is the first time it has failed to pro­ceed. The RAC ar­rived within 10 min­utes and towed me to my pre­ferred work­shop, En­tune 2000 at Kears­ley, south of Bolton. This is a small three-man busi­ness which of­fers a com­plete ser­vice to clas­sic car own­ers but will tackle any­thing of­fered.

I was told the car had suf­fered a snapped rear drive­shaft. It was re­turned, re­paired and ready to go at 11.30am the fol­low­ing day. Could I have got bet­ter ser­vice if I owned a new ve­hi­cle? I some­how doubt it.

Us­ing a pop­u­lar clas­sic as your pre­ferred daily re­ally does make sense. Mike Ben­nett, Bolton, Greater Manch­ester

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