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i think we should name and shame bad garages/dealerships
I can understand why you'd say that, but I have to disagree - there are always 2 sides to a story, and it would be unfair (plus potentially libellous) to state names/events without giving an opportunity for the other party to reply. I'm sure you wouldn't like people writing about you, and forming their own opinion (for example).
I believe its better for the forums to help educate the less savvy members of the dangers to be wary of, rather than just saying "keep clear of that place", as you will probably have noticed - good service & poor service is very dependent on just who
you deal with - not where
Just my point of view, but I once had someone say to me that the lacquer was bubbling on an alloy I'd just refurbished - I asked if he had used a spray on tyre dressing - at first he said no, then admitted that he had (I resprayed the wheel anyway out of goodwill). But people can have a way of putting a 'slant' on a story to make themselves totally blameless, and the other party completely guilty - the truth is usually somewhere inbetween.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater