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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Worth His Weight In Gold

I have found a new mechanic! Hurrah!

For too long I have been without a mechanic for the car. This has forced us either to use a Peugeot Main Dealer. Genuine Parts - Genuinely Frightening Prices or a local garage who you can never quite trust.

The latest saga has been the clutch. The local garage fitted one 18 months ago but in all honestly we were never completely satisfied. I didn't like the position of biting point. Indeed, biting point seemed to be about 1 inch further on than the pedal would go to. Anyway, 10 days ago the clutch decided to give up the ghost. And someone recommended their mechanic. It was a way to go. Over in Chessington which is a bit of a trek, in rush hour, with a car with a dodgy clutch. But it made it and I picked it up tonight. It's gorgeous. A dream to drive. He's done a fantastic job. Technically he's come in £10 under estimate, but whilst he was doing it he decided to replace a blown headlight, topped up with anti-freeze, filled up the oil, and with good stuff, not just Halfords own brand, put air in the tyres and a few other bits and charged just £20 extra so ended up £10 over estimate. I'm not quibbling. It was worth every penny.

I can sleep easy in my bed knowing when the worst comes to the worst he is there ready and waiting.


  • The one time I took my car to a local garage to be serviced, I drove it away promising myself to never do so again. It just didn't feel right. As such, I always use a dealership - despite the sometimes scary prices, as you say. But I'd be happy to use an independent mechanic if I could find one that I trusted.

    It's the same with plumbers, builders and all tradesmen though.

    By Blogger Masher, At 6:54 AM  

  • Definitely worth his weight in gold, I hope he doesn't emigrate.

    By Blogger Toffeeapple, At 7:41 PM  

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