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    Richard Hammond's guide to avoiding a rip-off garage bill.

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    Richard Hammond's guide to avoiding a rip-off garage bill.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 04 Jun 2018, 11:48 am

    Most of us have taken our car in for a routine service or the annual MOT only to be landed with a crippling bill.

    Chances are it's legitimate but, if you don't know about cars, you're always left with that nagging doubt.

    Now a new code of practice is being introduced to clamp down on rip-off garages, which cost us 8billion a year in overcharging and unnecessary or poor-quality work.

    More than 4,000 firms have already signed up to the Motor Industry Codes of Practice.

    Policed by the RAC, it promises to give customers a breakdown of costs, eliminate up-front deposits and make mechanics call before doing any work not originally agreed.

    Here Mirror motoring expert Richard Hammond gives his tips on putting the brakes on sky-high garage bills:

    Read more on what Richard Hammond has to say HERE.




    This is a worry that comes round every year as cars have to be serviced and MOTs have to be passed, but that does not give the scammer garages any right to rip us off in the process.

    What say you ?


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    Re: Richard Hammond's guide to avoiding a rip-off garage bill.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 07 Jun 2018, 4:10 pm

    Is that the Richard Hammond that was on the Top Gear TV programme?
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    Re: Richard Hammond's guide to avoiding a rip-off garage bill.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 12:32 pm

    Yes, the exact-same guy Zathrus.


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