“The plasma rackle gied a wheepling skirl fangling the anti-matter knewel an dunting the anti shoogle furlie oot o kilter makin oor sair shank landin a skelp doon.”
wheeple: a tuneless whistling.
“The plasma chain gave a whistling scream entangling the ant-matter cross beam and knocking the stabilising gyroscope out of alignment which made our emergency landing more severe than it ought to have been.”
Friends of mine who worked in the rescue services told me that the majority of breakdowns they attended were usually obvious and easy to fix minor things.
At least that used to be the case until car manufacturers started inventing fancy bolt and screw heads which needed specialist tools to remove.
Then the addition of sophisticated electronics completely brought to an end the days of happily fixing or renovating a car oneself.
It also vastly increased the chance for some to make extra profit on repairs. There’s no easy way nowadays to make a judgement on the value of a repair.
You have to take your vehicle to the manufacturer’s dealer and take the cost on trust.
As for the electronics. Take a read of this Guardian article about unexpected bugs in modern cars.
Who among us would like a people’s car that could be constantly repaired and maintained in local enterprising garages?
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