Another holiday... in a workshop
Döra continued to warble all Sunday and into Monday morning. I stuffed a few towels around the unit to dull the noise. We couldn't hear it in our house, but think maybe the neighbour nearer the garage might have.
Come Monday I pulled her out onto the drive and before half eight called the Carol Nash Breakdown (CN) number and logged a call.
Breakdown cover is provided as part of the annual insurance with CN. There are cheaper policies and there are other breakdown services available. But every year I look and add the two together and CN have always come out cheaper and the service has always worked. Luckily (touching wood!) I have used the breakdown service but nothing else. Phew.
Some 75 minutes later, a large van from SOS Recovery appeared on the drive. Together we pressed buttons on the key fob, all to no avail. I called Laguna and they said to bring it in.
So we loaded Döra into the van and he set off as I finished booking her into the workshop. By the time I had loaded Reggie in the car and set off after him, arriving after she had been unloaded. As I got out of the car I could hear the peeping!
The technician wanted to get the noise to stop and had managed that okay with a special tool they have in the workshop. Checking the battery showed it was dead.
We agreed that they would work on it ASAP but it might be a few days as they had a workshop full of bikes already booked in.
I left it that if the alarm had failed they would remove it and I would most likely need a new battery.