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Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« Reply #15 on: 12 February 2018, 17:59:50 »

I once used a right pikey breakdown service. It took him 30mins to arrive, and he insisted on a pub meal before the tow.

I think the company name was Tunnie Towing Services ;D
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Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« Reply #16 on: 12 February 2018, 19:56:16 »

Been with the AA since 1984 and only called them out 4 times in that time,no complaints about their response times/service.
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Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« Reply #17 on: 12 February 2018, 20:13:23 »

We get ours through our bank, so no choice who to use.
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Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« Reply #18 on: 12 February 2018, 23:19:16 »

I once used a right pikey breakdown service. It took him 30mins to arrive, and he insisted on a pub meal before the tow.

I think the company name was Tunnie Towing Services ;D

Tunnie's towing service used with pride my mighty 2.2, however it's now been upgraded to full fat V6.

The 3.2 is starting to become a true replacement for trusty steed.  8)
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Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« Reply #19 on: 13 February 2018, 13:28:06 »

I once used a right pikey breakdown service. It took him 30mins to arrive, and he insisted on a pub meal before the tow.

I think the company name was Tunnie Towing Services ;D

Tunnie's towing service used with pride my mighty 2.2, however it's now been upgraded to full fat V6.

The 3.2 is starting to become a true replacement for rusty steed.  8)
Freudian slip? ::)
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Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« Reply #20 on: 13 February 2018, 13:42:37 »

I once used a right pikey breakdown service. It took him 30mins to arrive, and he insisted on a pub meal before the tow.

I think the company name was Tunnie Towing Services ;D

Tunnie's towing service used with pride my mighty 2.2, however it's now been upgraded to full fat V6.

The 3.2 is starting to become a true replacement for the rusty weed.  8)
Freudian slip? ::)

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Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« Reply #21 on: 13 February 2018, 13:49:23 »

 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« Reply #22 on: 13 February 2018, 19:07:17 »

it's now been upgraded to full fat V6.

The 3.2 is starting to become a true replacement for trusty steed.  8)
You've seen the light, at last :y
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Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« Reply #23 on: 18 February 2018, 16:57:34 »

ALL the breakdown companies have areas where the service is shockingly poor. AA and RAC will always try to use their own staff before a subcontractor, even if that means a wait. Green Flag used to be the best of the bunch but now they donít use local garages theyíre not always so hot.

I would be looking at something underwritten by Britannia Rescue or AXA. The ones handled by a company called Call Assist are pretty good too :y Basically, anything handled by local garages and preferably a company that doesnít have any of its own breakdown staff/vehicles ;)


Britannia would be top of my list: they send the job, and expect the contractor to just deal with it.
Green Flag's service got a lot worse when they went to just one contractor covering a large area a few years ago.


we regularly used to get a dozen RAC jobs sent at 18:00 when they realised that their own people were due to finish and couldn't get to them without another 3 hours wait.


And 2 1/2 years after quitting the job, I'd still like to stick red hot needles in Call Assist's controllers - I don't think I ever did one of their jobs that wasn't grief from start to finish.
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Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« Reply #24 on: 18 February 2018, 17:31:42 »

it's now been upgraded to full fat V6.

The 3.2 is starting to become a true replacement for trusty steed.  8)
You've seen the light, at last :y

I donít think I could have a 4pot now, far to used to effortless powwwwer.  8)
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Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« Reply #25 on: 18 February 2018, 18:39:12 »

it's now been upgraded to full fat V6.

The 3.2 is starting to become a true replacement for trusty steed.  8)
You've seen the light, at last :y

I donít think I could have a 4pot now, far to used to effortless powwwwer.  8)

It's taken a few years  . ..  but seems Mr. Tunnie is at last fully converted to the much more smooth & powerful V6 omegas  . . .  congrats  Mark  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« Reply #26 on: 18 February 2018, 19:03:17 »

it's now been upgraded to full fat V6.

The 3.2 is starting to become a true replacement for trusty steed.  8)
You've seen the light, at last :y

I donít think I could have a 4pot now, far to used to effortless powwwwer.  8)

I find two of these joined in a 'V' formation works well. :)
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Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« Reply #27 on: 18 February 2018, 19:31:33 »

ALL the breakdown companies have areas where the service is shockingly poor. AA and RAC will always try to use their own staff before a subcontractor, even if that means a wait. Green Flag used to be the best of the bunch but now they donít use local garages theyíre not always so hot.

I would be looking at something underwritten by Britannia Rescue or AXA. The ones handled by a company called Call Assist are pretty good too :y Basically, anything handled by local garages and preferably a company that doesnít have any of its own breakdown staff/vehicles ;)


Britannia would be top of my list: they send the job, and expect the contractor to just deal with it.
Green Flag's service got a lot worse when they went to just one contractor covering a large area a few years ago.


we regularly used to get a dozen RAC jobs sent at 18:00 when they realised that their own people were due to finish and couldn't get to them without another 3 hours wait.


And 2 1/2 years after quitting the job, I'd still like to stick red hot needles in Call Assist's controllers - I don't think I ever did one of their jobs that wasn't grief from start to finish.

Yep. I believe Green Flag are looking at returning to smaller operators.

RAC are just a law unto themselves.

Call Assist arenít too bad now, but we only deal with misfuel issues.
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Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« Reply #28 on: 18 February 2018, 20:57:46 »

it's now been upgraded to full fat V6.

The 3.2 is starting to become a true replacement for trusty steed.  8)
You've seen the light, at last :y

I donít think I could have a 4pot now, far to used to effortless powwwwer.  8)

I find two of these joined in a 'V' formation works well. :)


They're OK, but a real engine uses two sixes in a V formation.
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Re: Everything going wrong part 2
« Reply #29 on: 18 February 2018, 21:09:40 »

ALL the breakdown companies have areas where the service is shockingly poor. AA and RAC will always try to use their own staff before a subcontractor, even if that means a wait. Green Flag used to be the best of the bunch but now they donít use local garages theyíre not always so hot.

I would be looking at something underwritten by Britannia Rescue or AXA. The ones handled by a company called Call Assist are pretty good too :y Basically, anything handled by local garages and preferably a company that doesnít have any of its own breakdown staff/vehicles ;)


Britannia would be top of my list: they send the job, and expect the contractor to just deal with it.
Green Flag's service got a lot worse when they went to just one contractor covering a large area a few years ago.


we regularly used to get a dozen RAC jobs sent at 18:00 when they realised that their own people were due to finish and couldn't get to them without another 3 hours wait.


And 2 1/2 years after quitting the job, I'd still like to stick red hot needles in Call Assist's controllers - I don't think I ever did one of their jobs that wasn't grief from start to finish.

Yep. I believe Green Flag are looking at returning to smaller operators.

RAC are just a law unto themselves.

Call Assist arenít too bad now, but we only deal with misfuel issues.
Hi all,how the fick do you miss fuel.It's diesel or petrol. ;D
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