While the car was being tested, and Rina's daughter, Melony drove us around town, Grant said that if they didn't find the fault this time, he would deal directly with the factory; they could give him a new car. However, Melony said that Mario, who was checking over our car, was known as the top expert technicians at Hyundai. And lo and behold. When we got back to the garage, Mario told Grant that the noise had been caused by shocks (not sure what almost-new shocks can become in so short a time) and that he'd ordered two new ones from Johannesburg.
On Wednesday past, the spares consultant phoned Grant to say the new parts had arrived. Grant made an appointment for Thursday morning at 7.30. While our vehicle was on the ramp, once again, Melony drove us around town in her car. She's always eager to do this as then she sees her mother. Of course, this is a real treat for Rina too.
At the entrance to one of several malls in Welkom, Rina, Grant and I posed in front of a very large stone sculpture of a rhino. These wild animals are being poached (for their horns only) at such a rapid rate in South Africa that our children's grandchildren will only have statues and pictures to show them what this animal was.
Rina, I and Grant in Welkom last week
At 11am, the garage phoned to say our vehicle was ready. As we arrived in the courtyard, Mario drove out and asked Grant to accompany him. They returned within a few minutes; this time Grant with a smile on his face. The knocking rattle was gone!
Have a great week ahead!