Tagged: Fast fits
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March 22, 2019 at 7:44 am #173083Mike Ruff, GW editorKeymaster
Halfords Autocentres has been fined £28,000, ordered to pay costs of £11,700.97 and a victim surcharge of £170 after its Stratford-upon-Avon workshop was found to have carried out an unsatisfactory car service.
[See the full post at: Halfords Autocentres ordered to pay £40k following trading standards sting]March 22, 2019 at 2:45 pm #173109Steph SavillGuest
Is this how long it takes? Two years for TSI to get into its legal stride?March 22, 2019 at 5:18 pm #173113Philip DunmoreGuest
Well said Steph.
22,000 services a month at £210 = £4.62 million. Bet that fine really hurt!March 23, 2019 at 3:04 pm #173117Peter MilesGuest
Are any trade people reading this really surprised? I’m sure we’ve all got tales to tell about the fast fits although generally they’re about doing unecessary work rather than ignoring/not noticing work which should be done.March 23, 2019 at 5:42 pm #173118AlanGuest
If you want your CAR serviced propaly don’t take it to pushbike mechanic.March 23, 2019 at 10:13 pm #173119Andy HornerGuest
I am an “Old School” motor engineer, Not surprised at all! Funny how it just happened when trading standards happen to visit. The other 22000 every month ? Well, what do we think ? (Also an ex Kwik Fit / ATS branch manager)March 29, 2019 at 3:17 pm #173830kyleGuest
the pressure which is placed on staff to get the work done quickly is too much, they are constantly ovebooked. The technicians are afraid of losing there job if they don’t hit there ridiculous targets, which is why this goes on.March 31, 2019 at 5:12 pm #173837TomGuest
I took my car to a halfofds auto center 2 years ago and discovered several days later that the engine oil and engine coolant had not been topped back up above the minimum. Don’t use them !April 10, 2019 at 9:00 am #174805BradGuest
It’s quite simple really, if you want a job done properly, don’t use them.