The owner of a 1997 Vauxhall Corsa thought that she was hearing things, when her exhaust started blowing again, barely a month after she paid to have it replaced.
With the car raised on a ramp, it was clear that her previous garage had fitted new front and centre exhaust sections but not the very corroded rear silencer, which had rusted through.
When the owner was quizzed, she admitted that she instructed her garage to keep the repair costs as low as possible, which explains why a gamble was taken on the old part.
Fortunately, the rearmost exhaust silencer was not expensive to source, for such a popular car, and the old part was removed and replaced without any problems being encountered. Ironically, it would have been more economical for the owner to have had the entire exhaust replaced initially, rather than paying for two separate repairs.