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September 27, 2018 at 5:50 pm #164838
Mike Ruff, GW editorKeymaster
Halfords new chief executive has unveiled plans to plough more money into the business – £60m a year rather than £40m. The investment plan also includ
[See the full post at: Halfords to open additional workshops and invest in staff training]September 28, 2018 at 12:08 pm #164851
Looking for service manager job if availedSeptember 28, 2018 at 12:31 pm #164853
Oh dear even more cowboys to compete with !!September 28, 2018 at 12:36 pm #164854
Most the time they cant even fit a bulb correctly, I wouldn’t trust them to service my nans zimmer frame!September 28, 2018 at 12:41 pm #164855
Still, on the upside , it will take a few MORON’S off the street’s to staff them I suppose, every cloud and all that !!September 28, 2018 at 12:56 pm #164856
gregf i will tell you my mate steven is a manager with them he is not a moron he is a muppet for the first class i would not let him fit a bulb because he would mess it up no kiddingSeptember 28, 2018 at 12:58 pm #164857
Good luck finding staff, especially when it’s 7 day a week outfit.September 28, 2018 at 2:07 pm #164859
Halfturds!!!!! O dear more botched bulbs.September 28, 2018 at 5:12 pm #164861
ah love it weekend want to be mechanic fixing a weekend want to be mechanics car the only thing that creates is more money for the real garage to repair what they messed up . just like kwick fit and mr clutch so called techs no background and no experiance required no wonder the trade going to the dogs and no one wants to be a mechanicSeptember 28, 2018 at 6:13 pm #164863
While I agree with all of the above they will still attract customers via large scale marketing campaigns.
Some of these customers will be upset by the quality of service and never go back.
The real motor trade will still have lost the £100 ++++ that they were charged on the first visit.September 29, 2018 at 9:11 am #164866
All the time that they are screwing peoples cars, and then coming to us to get repaired properly, i don’t see it as much of a problem.
I don’t need to make them look bad, not when they are dropping tools inside mercedes engines and stuffing them up.October 25, 2018 at 1:02 pm #166044
That’s excellent news more work for us Independants putting there shoddy work right thanks Halfords!!October 25, 2018 at 1:29 pm #166045
I am putting another two bedroom flat above my workshop I can’t get any mechanics tyre fitted locally and I’ll pay good money for for Right people how is Helford going to get people to work seven days a week Where are they going to get the skil mechanics to train Then Bob LeatherheadOctober 25, 2018 at 1:40 pm #166046
the whole industry needs to take note,customers are driven by cost and thease idiots work for cheap on the face of it,no matter how bad they are people will still use them and each one of thease customers is a lost job to our independent sector.
without doubt based on our experience they will not be able to staff the garages with decent mechanics,so they will use who ever they can find,unless this industry gets correct regulation us the independents will continue to struggle and those garages who are not confident in there own ability will drop there prices to compete rather than standing there ground and charging the correct amount of money.
this is now the time to get all good garages together and formulate a plan of attack to inform the public and government exactly why they need to use and support garages with trained and quality staff.October 25, 2018 at 3:48 pm #166049
We had one locally and my workshop regularly had to rectify dreadful workmanship .
Common problem was i had to charge customers more because i had to fix the damage done by said repairer and then correctly fix the original fault .