We then drove about half a mile down the street, and dropped it off at the mechanic, so that the horrible squealing belt issue could be fixed. I'm not certain if this will be under the car's warranty, or not. We bought the car two days shy of three months ago, which is the length of our coverage, and besides, the warranty may or may not cover the particular part of the car that is causing the problem. As it is, we have loads of very fine rubber dust all over the engine, from the belt that had been installed a few days before we bought the car.
So, we almost have a car.
While at the first mechanic's, I saw the following signs. Both just seem wrong to me, albeit for very different reasons.
But not as bad as this one, which I have not seen in person...