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Hole in Exhaust not in pocket
Member Name: fairdonion
Advantages: cheapest place around here
Disadvantages: nothing for woman to read!
My car needed a new exhaust. It had a hole in it. The car was still drivable and had not yet reached the stage where everyone glares at you as you drive past them but it was at the stage where perhaps it would fall off on a drive from A to B.
So my husband wrote down the car year, make and size and exactly what was needed so that I could telephone and find out how much it would cost and to book it so that we could take it in on a Saturday.
After looking up places under tyre and Exhaust I immediately thought that the best place would be where we get our tyres from as they would be the cheapest. They charged £198. so I thought I would ring up some more places.
Two places wanted to see the car first. This would mean driving 15 miles there, they would look at it, I would drive home and go back the next day again as they have next day delivery.
I think you might be interested in some of the prices for exactly the same item was quoted. Kwikfit £108.90 IMP £100, Ebley £92 locally £104 and the one we went for ATS £69.14 all in.
So the cheapest was £69.14 which he quoted and I paid and the highest £198.
How can it vary so much.
It definately is worth looking around.
Well we got the quote and they told us to go in on Saturday and they would have the parts ready for us.
On arrival we went to the service desk, gave them the key and was told it would take roughly 30 minutes.
We sat in a warm, friendly feeling waiting room with a window so that we could actually see the work being done on the car.
They had a bit of trouble getting one bit off but never lost their cool over it.
When it was fitted, they showed it to us on the car while the car was still up high. They also showed us the old exhaust and where the hole was.
The exhaust is guaranteed.
The only "bad" thing I can say about this place is that they only had one womans magazine in the waiting room with lots of mens magazines, car ones etc, but of course I can understand that, but the womans magazine was very old!
Summary: Ringing round saved my pocket having a hole in it as well as the car exhaust
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