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Old 3rd August 2014, 07:56 AM
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This is the result from a forum I moderate on, of a recent kwik fit tyre change. 4 miles after fitting a new tyre the wheel came off, luckily not on a motorway
http://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic...l=+kwik%20+fit

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Ok, had a vauxhall many years ago, bought it second hand from a main franchised VW Dealer. Engine let go on the motorway, threw a rod. Towed it back to the dealership, agreed to fit a rebuild engine. Took two weeks to sort. Pick up the car its burning oil and smoking like a chimney, like something out of fools and horses. Take it back for engine #2. Fixed in the end. Immediately traded the car in on something else.

Had a brand new 7 series. Some muppet stuck a massive dent on the door whilst it was parked. Quoted the work around. Franchised BMW dealer came the cheapest. Dropped the car off. Week later come back. As I drove onto the lot I can see my car. The repair is so bad I don't even need to get out of the car. Go to reception they immediately try to take payment. I say to the reception guy, let's go have a look shall we. I stand in front of the car and say ...That is not fixed... Proceed to have an argument with the service manager giving me some bull about the door needing to be replaced and it will be impossible to fix. .... Proceed to have a complete rage fit, (And I swear this is true) The dealer principle happens to be behind the service guy, whilst I'm bellowing at the top of my voice on various topics. Service guy bundles me into to a room, one week later car is properly fixed.

I can go on and on and on .....
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Old 5th August 2014, 04:50 PM
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Had a Golf GTI 16V, took it into the local VW agent to get some warranty corrosion work done on the drivers door, went back a week later to discover they'd ended up replacing the passenger door whilst leaving the drivers door untouched.............
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Old 5th August 2014, 06:46 PM
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Had a Golf GTI 16V, took it into the local VW agent to get some warranty corrosion work done on the drivers door, went back a week later to discover they'd ended up replacing the passenger door whilst leaving the drivers door untouched.............
LOL... When I was in the Navy I went to the on ship dentist.

Needed a tooth filling.. Yes same thing. two for one.
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Old 6th August 2014, 07:36 AM
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What do people think of Halfords Autocentres?
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Old 6th August 2014, 08:31 AM
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What do people think of Halfords Autocentres?
I had a spotty youth replace the battery on my old A8 a few years ago, as my back was iffy and I couldn't lift the battery - but even that seemed to be a challenge!

It took him ages and he made it look really difficult. I've done the same job myself since - no problem. So, if a simple job like that is a challenge, would I go there for anything else? Not a chance.

On the whole, this debate seems to be KwikFit vs Stealers, citing c**k ups on both sides. IMHO, both are rubbish and I've had bad experiences of both.

The only place I've found a garage that....

a) has all the right equipment
b) gives a s**t about older cars
c) pays enough to recruit qualified mechanics
d) knows what they're doing with a 'high end' car

....is a good Audi independent. And even they don't get it right all the time!
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Old 6th August 2014, 02:51 PM
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What do people think of Halfords Autocentres?
LOL, no better than KF mate.

Go and sit in their carpark for 10 minutes and watch them scratch their heads trying to change a light bulb or a wiper blade. Funny as
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Go and sit in their carpark for 10 minutes and watch them scratch their heads trying to change a light bulb or a wiper blade. Funny as
I did that with a parcel company and I noticed this.

http://youtu.be/upJswKYb5vA?list=UU_...h41ZgHnHsdASvg
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Bumping this thread from the depths but National Tyres are quite competitive on oil changes only. A few years ago I had them do an oil change on my Mk 1 Audi TT and they did it within an hour with no advisories for extra work.

I've recently put details of my 3.0 TFSI D4 into their website and they quoted a very reasonable 40 for Fuchs Titan plus an extra 10% off with one of their discount vouchers. I know this oil is pretty decent given that Opie Oils seem to recommend it regularly. Not sure I'd be happy with a National stamp in the service book though.
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Not sure I'd be happy with a National stamp in the service book though.
And there's your problem, nor will anyone else when you come to sell, depending on age etc you're wiping off 500-1000 of its resale value

Stick to a reputable specialist or Audi dealer, or, if you plan to keep it forever, DIY it
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Re the Mobil One, I've absolutely no doubt that that's what my local Kwik Fit used on mine.
Mobil 1 is not an oil, it's a brand!

With at least 8 different types of oil and only some of which meet the VAG spec 504.0 and 507.0, would YOU trust them to put the right oil in for your Audi or Porsche?

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