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Servicing at Franchises and Experiences.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bronaldo, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. Bronaldo

    Bronaldo Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2014
    Car(s):
    Daihatsu Copen Vivid 0.7
    Hi,

    Just wanted to know if any of you had your Copen serviced at large chains of mechanics? Halfords, KwikFit etc?

    IF so, what was your experience of it.

    For a full Service KwikFit want £160 and Halfords £191.

    Found two independent mechanics that want £190 and the other £140.

    Car now at 29k, so I'd be interested to see how you've got on with them in the pass. I do have a regular mechanic that I use for a lot of work over the years, but at £190 I wondered if cheaper alternatives are an option.

    Let me know your feedback.
     
  2. hiramscodd

    hiramscodd Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Car(s):
    53 plate black copen
    transit
    Do it yourself ,not many tools required and plenty of advive on here for how to undertake it.

    It can be quite satisfying to complete the task yourself and considerably cheaper:D
     
  3. Binz

    Binz Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Location:
    North Hampshire
    Car(s):
    Copen (plus Suzuki VanVan and Honda CRV)
    will never go near Kwikfit again. Took a car there years ago for service (not Copen) and they said I had to have the exhaust replaced. I didn't have it done and it passed 2 more MoTs after that without the exhaust being replaced.
     
  4. hiramscodd

    hiramscodd Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Car(s):
    53 plate black copen
    transit
    Unfortunately those lads are on pretty poor wages ,one way to make up there salary is in "sales" commission on extra work done .That`s why almost every customer who goes in are advised there vehicle will need X Y or Z.

    Always get a second opinion somewhere else.

    I know morally it isn't right but the lads are just trying to up there wages.:cry:
     
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