Started hearing a grinding noise while coming to a stop yesterday, and assumed I had finally worn out the brakes. We were on an extended drive at the time and I was constantly getting glared at by pedestrians.

Made my way home, stuck my head underneath, and found 4 missing underbody attachments. The plastic belly pan, while still attached at the front of the vehicle, had lost it’s rearmost 4 grommets or bolts or whatever and was dragging along the asphalt as a result.

Stuck it on ramps this AM and zip tied that bugger back into place. Will try to source some proper attachments, hopefully later today.

I blame the wingnuts at Canadian Tire who last changed my oil (extended warranty says I can’t diy) though they did apparently replace a few of the forward-most bolts with new hardware so I won’t complain too loudly.