CompareNewTyres.com replied to the topic Watch: BMW tech tries to disconnect dashcam but spots second cam facing him in the forum General independent garage chat 8 months ago
It’s easy to see why garages may be a little apprehensive about their workshop being filmed, especially given how much equipment is there and the value of it, but if the vehicle is on road test then the camera should be connected. There’s no real reason for turning it off on a road test.
The suggestion from Graham is great though, placing…[Read more]
The DVSA are heading in the right direction as making sure garages and tester are testing right can only be a good thing for car owners. However, producing a traffic light system based on ‘National Averages’ is a flawed system. If all testers across the UK are either too stringent, or not stringent enough, does that make it ok?
A simpler and more…[Read more]
CompareNewTyres.com replied to the topic Small waste oil burner confusion remains two years on from regulation changes in the forum General independent garage chat 8 months ago
This looks like a policy implemented so the government doesn’t have to ban small waste oil burners and suffer the backlash, instead simply pricing most garages out knowing full well that £3200 for an application fee and an annual fee of £1300 is an expense most small businesses can’t afford.
If we’re saying they’re bad for the environment (…[Read more]
CompareNewTyres.com replied to the topic Independents unite to “say no to cheap fleet work” in the forum General independent garage chat 10 months, 1 week ago
I absolutely agree with this, good rates of pay for good work.
Independent garages always suffer when national chains make offerings like this, but I’m surprised its taken a national chain so long to offer free MOTs.
Although car owners aren’t required to, most garages know that once the car’s in for test, invariably if it fails the owner will leave the car with the garage to have work done, so it’s…[Read more]