Nurtingen and the van serviceOctober 11, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C
Nurtingen is a handy stopover 15 minutes away from the garage. It costs €5 a night but we used a voucher giving us 2 nights for the price of 1.
For about a month now there has been roadside pumpkin stalls with honesty boxes. We've been meaning to buy one to make soup but many have been difficult to stop at for the van so we were happy to find one that was easy to pull in at along the way!
Will had booked the van service via email and one of the receptionists spoke good English which made things a lot easier. We'd been asked to get the van there by 8am and be prepared to leave it until 5pm. They'd offered us a hire car at a good rate but unfortunately they didn't allow dogs so that was a no no. However, we were able to stay in the van until they took it in at 9:30am, then took Poppy and her rug into the comfortable waiting area where she made herself at home. The service was completed and the van taken on a test drive by noon. There was a hefty bill but we did get:
a) Peace of mind that the engine would be in the best condition for tackling the Austrian Alps
b) A 'free' tin of sausage! (Don't ask whether this is the German equivalent of mints because we are still trying to work it out!)
We chilled out at Nurtingen for the rest of the day with Vicky giving the van a good clean and Will taking a saunter in to the town.Read more