LETTER: We feared a costly repair

‘Sailing’ down The Avenue in Eastbourne in our little Smart car, picking our way through 18 inches of floodwater after the recent storm, my wife and I were holding our breath, hoping nothing awful would happen. Suddenly there was a tearing sound, as the water ripped off the steel panel covering the underneath of the car. Pulling over, we managed to tie up the panel with piece of cord, with my wife pulling upwards from within.

Next, we called into Visick Garage in Lottbridge Drove, expecting to make an appointment for what could be an expensive repair.

One of the mechanics working on a computer pulled on his rubber gloves, drove the car onto a ramp, and after a good half-an-hour, fixed the panel back. “All done,” he announced, and turned back to his computer.

We stood wallet in hand, but they didn’t want paying.

Putting a tenner in the coffee fund, we left with a nice warm feeling.

Michael and Mavis Sellings

Timberlaine Road,

Pevensey Bay

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