ProfGlenn

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    Glenn
  • Toyota Model
    Auris 1.8 hybrid
  • Toyota Year
    2010
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    Nottinghamshire

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  1. ProfGlenn

    New rattle

    Thanks a lot yes makes sense- these are new to me. But I am fairly convinced at least one of my wheels is not revolving correctly. Definitely not such a good free wheel motion and a faint whirring noise ....I can’t imagine the make of tyre makes much difference to the noise quality. G
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    New rattle

    I can’t see any gap at all between the disc and the pad on the passenger side.
  3. ProfGlenn

    New rattle

    Also feels like there is more resistance / traction when driving and a very faint whirring- as if I am driving with a spare tyre but much fainter! But I am looking for things....I can't believe the Nexen tyres make a different noise to the michelin ones!
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    New rattle

    I’ve noticed the front wheels now have weights stuck on them- never seen these before. They are new. And quite an eyesore! But they can’t possibly rattle. It feels like it’s the driver side front wheel or else the steering column. Sometimes feels more like one than the other.....
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    New rattle

    Thanks. I called the AA and they checked the nuts had been torqued up, which they had. He jacked it up and had a play on both sides and said nothing was loose. We took it for a drive and he could hear it. He said that with the tyres all being changed over, if the car is suspended then in may flex and change the position of a joint and that could be it...I asked it it might therefore go away again, but he didn't think so. He said to get Toyota to check it. But i doubt they will want to - and if they do - they may wish to start charging for diagnostics.... Hard to know what to do. Best Glenn
  6. ProfGlenn

    New rattle

    Hi. Since I got my new tyres on the front on Friday (and have now checked tyre pressures and they are now set correctly) there is a bad rattle every time i go over a bump! It last about 5 seconds then goes. Until the next bump. What could the garage have done to cause this? Thanks Glenn
  7. Hi. Since I got my new tyres on the front on Friday (and have now checked tyre pressures and they are now set correctly) there is a bad rattle every time i go over a bump! It last about 5 seconds then goes. Until the next bump. What could the garage have done to cause this? Thanks Glenn
  8. I rang the insurer who put mw through to Authoglass who took all the details and once they found out the chip was smaller than 3mm, they said they wouldn't repair it.
  9. i guess it seems over the top for what it is - most cars must have tiny chips like this- no? I guess I am minded to try and wait until something actually needs doing? But sounds like you think all chips should be fixed, no matter how small?
  10. Thanks very much. The schedule says £25 excess and £15 if I use their repairer.....but I don’t know if I ask them they will force me to do it....and it’s so tiny!
  11. Hi. I have noticed a tiny windscreen chip tonight. Yesterday I was inspecting another suspected chip and it turned out to be tree sap. But this one isn't. I scratched my fingernail against this thinking it would also be tree sap and small amounts of debris came away and I am wondering if i made the chip any worse. It is way down at the bottom of the screen near the windscreen wipers and it about 2mm in diameter (if that) and not deep.....there seems to be conflicting advice on this online. Here is a photo with the chip in the centre of the photo. I realise I haven't drawn a scale but it's no more than a couple of mm. Does it need repairing and if I use a "free service" will it affect my no claims?? Thanks Glenn
  12. Thanks everyone. So the technical manager at Toyota said the tyre was fine but I had the good Michelin front ones moved to the back and two new Nexen ones put on the front. It's now doing a little rattle going over speed bumps so maybe they have overinflated them or maybe it's just different tyre profile causing this..... I have now noticed a tiny windscreen chip - I was inspecting a suspected chip yesterday that turned out to be tree sap.....but this one isn't - will start a new thread. Thanks again. Best Glenn
  13. Wow. Thank you. But won't Toyota charge an arm and a leg to fit these? I would have to have them delivered to Toyota? I think the tyre in question was letting in air back in february and Toyota could not find a leak and wanted me to replace the tyre and I said no if they couldn't find a leak! So they put a new valve on and it has been fine for 5 months. But maybe the air being let out back then has caused the split.....
  14. Thanks. I am pretty sure the last front ones fitted were Michelin Primacy 3 and cost at least £200 each and that was with a Toyota Pricematch guarantee!