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    CAR mechanics are some of the least trusted professionals in the UK.

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    CAR mechanics are some of the least trusted professionals in the UK.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 03 Sep 2018, 11:33 am

    UK car garage rip off tactics EXPOSED - How to avoid falling for them and losing money.

    Drivers feeling like they’re constantly being scammed or ripped off.

    Around 30 million cars need to go in for an MOT test annually and it has been revealed by new research that British drivers have a lack of trust for car garages and mechanics.

    Car mechanics have been ranked one of Britain’s least trusted professions, with 85 per cent of drivers expecting them not to tell the truth.

    One in three (30 per cent) motorists feel like they have been ripped off by a mechanic and overcharged for repairs while one in seven (13 per cent) revealed they have bene pressured into buying parts they didn't necessarily need, reveals new research by Confused.com.

    Women feel more personally affected and feel like they are more often ripped off with almost two in five worrying they have been in the past, while just over a quarter of males believing they might have been.

    It seems as many as three in four (73%) drivers resent a trip to the garage, with more than one in five (21%) going as far to say it makes them feel anxious and uneasy and one in 10 (11%) saying they try to avoid it at all costs.

    Go to the link from The Daily Express HERE to find out more and to see the attached video.




    The results of car repairs are very much done on word of mouth so that people who have been satisfied by their mechanic will relate this to friends and neighbours.

    For those that cannot get this information HERE is a link to the Good Garage Scheme.


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    Re: CAR mechanics are some of the least trusted professionals in the UK.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 06 Sep 2018, 11:14 am

    I don't think we can blame the actual mechanics as ninety percent of them are just earning a wage from the company that employs them.

    The people really to blame for these scams are the companies themselves, that allow such things to go on.
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    Re: CAR mechanics are some of the least trusted professionals in the UK.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 07 Sep 2018, 11:44 am

    Got to agree Zathrus.

    Although, it does not take many visits to find who the sharks are and who the good service comes from.

    Still better to know in advance who the baddies are.


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    Re: CAR mechanics are some of the least trusted professionals in the UK.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 08 Sep 2018, 12:13 pm

    Have'nt got a car yet, but if I had I would find that posting interesting.
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    Re: CAR mechanics are some of the least trusted professionals in the UK.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 09 Sep 2018, 11:42 am

    I have been where you are now Angie, as when I bought my first home, I had to sell my beloved canary yellow Toyota Celica sports.

    It was a while before I could buy another decent car, and I had to go five years with a clapped out old Hillman Imp.


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