It is never good when you take your car for a service, only for something to break just the next week. However, it seems that this may be more of a common problem than previously thought, according to a new report by watchdog Which?.
According to Which?, 87% of firms surveyed in the companies trip around 67 garages failed to miss at least one of the faults with the car that had been brought it. Not particularly bad if these are little faults, but especially worrying considering that all of the faults were bad enough to have potentially caused a crash. In fact, according to the BBC report of the story:
Which? found 48% of garages failed spot brake fluid was at the minimum level; 68% did not inflate the nearly flat spare tyre; 57% missed a blown reversing light bulb, and the low pressure in the nearside rear tyre was missed by 21%
Now, correct me if I am wrong, but this seems worrying. If, as Which? like to argue, this is a snapshot of the industry, then we may have a lot to worry about, especially considering the dangers of driving a safe car, let alone a dodgy one.
Come on, garages in the UK! It is time to shape up!
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