Could garages and customers perhaps benefit from legislation that obligates vehicle owners to record any work conducted to it, regardless of whether it was delivered by a garage or not?
Great point, Paula. This is something we’ll potentially look at in future articles and see whether it could be helpful to the industry and garage customers.
Almost 40 per cent of ‘home mechanics’ have had to take their car into a garage to correct their mistakes, costing them as much as £170 to get the work done professionally, new research suggests.
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Mark Hughes started the topic 60 per cent of drivers find MOTs stressful, researchers say in the forum General independent garage chat 4 months ago
Drivers across the country are suffering stress when taking their vehicle for an MOT with some describing the process as “a hassle”, survey findings released this week show.
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Mark Hughes started the topic Frank Massey on the benefits of oscilloscope diagnostics in the forum General independent garage chat 4 months, 1 week ago
Diagnostics expert, Frank Massey has spoken to AutoCar about the issues blighting independent garages when it comes to correctly diagnosing vehicle faults. During his interview, Frank explained how oscilloscopes can provide the gateway to looking at the cause, rather than symptom of the fault in question.
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A mechanic issued 310 MOT certificates for vehicles he never inspected, a court has been told.
David Barrington, 32, pleaded guilty to 50 counts of fraud and asked for a further 260 related counts to be taken into consideration when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court; he was given a suspended sentence.
Up to 1,000 vehicle repair companies in the UK could close within two weeks of a no deal Brexit, leaked documents have revealed. According to an Auto Express report, minutes from a meeting of 17 industry figures last month described the “dire” consequences the UK leaving the EU without a deal will have on the sector.