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    UK car garage rip off tactics EXPOSED.

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    UK car garage rip off tactics EXPOSED.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 26 Nov 2018, 11:50 am

    How to avoid falling for them and losing money.

    CAR mechanics are some of the least trusted professionals in the UK, with drivers feeling like they’re constantly being scammed or ripped off.

    Here’s how to avoid falling foul to common rip-off tactics.

    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) of 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 been 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've.

    Read on from the Daily Express HERE




    This subject has been discussed before on ROB, ( some time ago ), and I think it is time that we read about and discussed it again.


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    Re: UK car garage rip off tactics EXPOSED.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 29 Nov 2018, 11:20 am

    I have a favourite garage that I always put my van into for repairs and MOTs so that posting doesn't worry me all that much as I trust the firm I have been with for many years: other people might not feel the same.

    So, for them, thank you anyway.
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    Re: UK car garage rip off tactics EXPOSED.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 30 Nov 2018, 12:11 pm

    Word of mouth recommendations are always the best ones as the people who recommend do it from experience.


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    Re: UK car garage rip off tactics EXPOSED.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 01 Dec 2018, 11:28 am

    Yes, while I still do not have a car yet, my partner uses the exact-same garage any time he wants his vehicle worked on.

    That was a word of mouth recommendation too.
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    Re: UK car garage rip off tactics EXPOSED.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 02 Dec 2018, 12:01 pm

    Yes, word-of-mouth recommendations are usually accurate as they are based on previous experience, while recommendations we might receive from third persons, especially online will almost always have an axe to grind.


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    Re: UK car garage rip off tactics EXPOSED.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Fri 28 Dec 2018, 1:59 pm

    Good garages will have a loyal client base; the rip off merchants will often go to the wall.
    However, I find that the biggest ripoffs come from the big chain garages, and tyre fitting places.
    I'm glad I don't drive any more.
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    Re: UK car garage rip off tactics EXPOSED.

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 29 Dec 2018, 11:51 am

    Yes, you are right HG, it is a fact that the as long as the biggies hold most of us as customers they will continue to rip-us-off.

    That tells us that far to many people are unwilling to examine the service and the costs of the people who hold the monopolies.


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