Training in Quarantine – Day 77 & Car Update

Another miserably rainy day.

Finalised my main Car Insurance. Costing me £450 for the year.

The car deposit is now on my card. I’d better start looking at paying it off soon….

EDIT: It did stop raining for a bit after dinner, so managed to get my walk done at least.

Training in Quarantine – Day 76 & Car Update

Wet and raining day. No running or walking today.

Picked up my new Toyota Yaris Hybrid today. Had to spend about 30 minutes on hold while waiting for verify myself for the 3-day driveaway insurance.

I now need to finalise my own insurance to cover myself from Saturday.

My dad and I drove up to Toyota in the hire car so I could drive back in the new car.

We spotted some chips in the paintwork which we could not resolve while we were due to it raining (any painting we would do would be ruined by the rain). Toyota gave us some paint and lacquer to do it ourselves when the rain stops.

Drove back in the new car. First time I’ve properly driven an automatic. I previously drove an automatic for a colleague to help her park, so it wasn’t a “proper” drive.

My dad also used to have an automatic (VW Touran), but again, didn’t drive that “properly”

The brakes on the Yaris were REALLY sensitive. Just a tap brought the car to near stationary. On my old Skoda I had to push the brake pedal to about half way before it started braking.

Car has bluetooth so managed to pair it with my phone. Haven’t tested the music playing over bluetooth yet.

Also, Toyota gave me a plushie as thank you for buying a car

ABS

Skoda Fabia Greenline

Skoda Fabia Greenline (Photo credit: Bradphoria)

Interesting morning today. My brakes seized up on my car (Skoda Fabia Greenline), with an ABS system warning light, meaning I was fighting my brakes trying to move my car. Pulled in 200 metres down the road, turned my car around and went back up the hill, and reparked it. Turned the engine off, restarted it and the light disappeared, proceeded to work without much further problems. Whether or not it pops back up again when I drive home is another matter….

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