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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Advice
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:20 am 
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Only thing is it wasn't the main dealers but a Mercedes and BMW independent. The main dealers would have been a lot more probably.

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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Advice
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:34 am 
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wee mac wrote:
Basically you are trying to justify getting done...


As I said I could have had it done at the Peugeot independent for circa £ 70 but I decided against it because I wanted the car checked over as well. They originally quoted me this...

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So £ 138 was a lot better with only one hours labour.

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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Advice
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:56 am 
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Mate of mine has a merc c class, took it to an independent garage and got a bill of 360 quid for front brakes and a service

Apparently Mercedes-Benz parts are expensive.... They charged 75 quid in oil!

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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Advice
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:54 am 
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£59 for oil and filter (£40 for both)
79 for an hours labour (10 mins to do)

10 minutes for you to do, with the tools and presumably the skills to carry out the job safely and dispose of the waste oil. Without the tools or facilities it's a non-starter and a garage is the only option. £79 an hour is pretty good for any garage these days, but being a guru you'll know these things already.

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You are a mug to pay those prices....

That's just bloody rude, and totally unnecessary. These 'mugs' pay your wages.

Everyone's circumstances are different, and you'd do well to remember that buddy, especially as a mod. You seem to assume that everyone has your stratospheric level of knowledge.

As you grow up, you'll learn that everyone has a story; everyone is different; we are not all you. Don't forget that the people who work in garages are there to provide a service and if we all serviced our own cars there wouldn't be a garage industry for you to work in, would there? I hope you don't speak to your customers the way you speak on here.

There are few members on here that seem to enjoy goading Nlel and it's out of order.


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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Advice
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:36 am 
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Your correct Ade, I do have a stratospheric level of knowledge.

And my customers always come back to me, because i am very good at what i do!


I just think some people need to relax a little bit and no take things so seriously.

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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Advice
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:10 pm 
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I wrote last week about changing my oil and filter and the stress l had with it. Gave a list to my mechanic of things to do and to check underneath.
For me not having a ramp it would have been a pain in bum. For him probably takes only half an hour. Tyres and such l can check myself. Greasing hinges l guess companies just have a check list and go down it, ticking items off. And the customer pays the bill.
That the way of the World.


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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Advice
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There is always this I suppose...

https://www.quidsin.com/team.php?id=23039

It's FROM £ 59.95 for a oil and filter service and 12 point health check. The offer is on from time to time and is normally £ 99. Seems a bit to good to be true. They charge an extra £ 79 for a service pack including air filter, cabin filter and spark plugs.

The Mercedes independent I use is in a more convenient location and my car is technically a Mercedes. There comes a point when you are trying to save money for the sake of saving money, cheapest isn't always the best.

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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Advice
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wee mac wrote:
Your correct Ade, I do have a stratospheric level of knowledge.
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And ftr, I'm quite relaxed, thanks. You were still bloody rude.


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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Advice
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I agree with ade that not everyone has mechanical experience or the time or balls to learn or try themselves

But garages really do mug people off with what they charge, when it is very simple to do it yourself... If you know how, or have the time or willingness to watch a few YouTube videos and give it ago

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 Post subject: Re: Servicing Advice
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I know it's off topic, but l'm watching Sky News the Fire

the tower block that burned killing and injuring so many people.
Has an identical one standing next to it.

Who wants to live in that.


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