Halfords Autocentres ordered to pay £40k following trading standards sting

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    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.

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    #173109 Reply

    Steph Savill

    Is this how long it takes? Two years for TSI to get into its legal stride?

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    Philip Dunmore

    Well said Steph.
    22,000 services a month at £210 = £4.62 million. Bet that fine really hurt!

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    Peter Miles

    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.

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    Alan

    If you want your CAR serviced propaly don’t take it to pushbike mechanic.

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    Andy Horner

    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)

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    kyle

    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.

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    Tom

    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 !

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    Brad

    It’s quite simple really, if you want a job done properly, don’t use them.

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