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 Post subject: RUDDY CAR!
PostPosted: 22 Aug 2011 07:58 
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MOT cost us about £100 in June, which is fab for us, but I think we're going to make up for that this week.
Saturday I took my mum down to my Grandpa's and the car seemed to be dragging. On the way back home on comes a lovely wee light on the dashboard. There is a problem with either the engine or the electronics! Me no likey the sound of that!
Phoned the recovery peeps (included in insurance policy) yesterday, who would come and look at it, if not fixable by them (doubt it will be) they'd take to the garage for us. Garage not open on a Sunday so said we'd phone back this morning as we didn't want the car left at the garage over night (dodgy people in that East Kilbride :wink: ). Phoned this morning at 7:30, with the reference number we were given yesterday, only to be told they had to check we were insured by Kwik Fit and they couldn't do that until 8am! Asked what if we'd phoned in the middle of the night stranded in some country road, was told that we'd have to give them credit card details!! Erm, we don't have a credit card so we'd be stranded until the freakin' Kwik Fit office opened!!! I mean what kind of freakin' service is that! Needless to say we won't be renewing with Kwik Fit next year if their recovery service is crap like that! Were with M&S for years and they used the RAC, one phonecall with insurance policy number and they were happy to help!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!

Might be getting the bus over next Sunday Fi!!!

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PostPosted: 22 Aug 2011 08:14 
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Lucky you weren't stranded somewhere. I hope they give a good service though, and you get your car back soon.


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 Post subject: Re: RUDDY CAR!
PostPosted: 22 Aug 2011 15:49 
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cars do cause alot of problems!!
Hope it doesnt cost too much hun x


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PostPosted: 22 Aug 2011 21:36 
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if you stuck, give me a shout and will come get you. May get lost mind you!!!!
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PostPosted: 23 Aug 2011 08:07 
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Car is fixed and only cost £330! Only!! HA! £100 of that is for two tyres, apparently one was on the limit and one on the verge of the limit oops!! Part of the exhaust needed replaced and something to do with the air/02 sensor or something (too technical for me :lol:).
Makes up for the cheap MOT I guess!!!
Heading over to EK to collect it after dropping Jaidyn off at school.

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PostPosted: 23 Aug 2011 09:24 
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good to hear it wasnt too expensive (anything under 500 is a bonus these days) and if you lived down south I know my family could have helped as we love to help our friends :) insurance can be a tough nut to crack but im sure you will find the best deal for you aye ;)

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PostPosted: 24 Aug 2011 07:48 
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FIL's a mechanic, but unfortunately he lives in Eastbourne, so not much use to us :lol:
The garage are really good though, we have used National Tyres since we moved back up here in 2002, they take money off the cost for us if it goes over a certain amount. We used Kwik Fit once when they couldn't fit us in and never again, they seemed to be more interested in their mechanics and workspace looking spotless than fixing my car properly! No give me a National Tyres garage where the place stinks of oil and the mechanics overalls are covered in the stuff :lol: :lol:

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