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servicingstop?
« on: 05 September 2018, 19:14:31 »

Anyone had experience of this company? My MOT is due and so is a full service, so I got a price quotation from them - free collection and delivery, too - https://www.servicingstop.co.uk/booking_service.html

Are they con-artists, about to lift my leg, or is this a good deal? If not, Serek here I come!

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« Reply #1 on: 05 September 2018, 19:35:17 »

I asked about this company a while ago and I think it was Rog who might have used them.  :-\

They are very cheap and I expect once they have your car they will phone you with a list of defects that they can sort for you.  ::) 

However I was prepared to give them a go as I want to keep the service record on the Mondeo up to date, but the nearest garage to me that they had was in Poole, 60 miles away.  :( 

You live in civilisation though Ron.  :y
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« Reply #2 on: 05 September 2018, 19:39:59 »

That was what was at the back of my mind - if it sounds too good to be true......
Poole is civilised, surely? The last time I was there, a year or so ago, the all-you-can-eat chinese restaurant filled me up very well! :-[

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« Reply #3 on: 05 September 2018, 19:52:14 »

Poole is very civilised.  8)  The Sandbanks area especially so.  ::)  :)

Like most of these companies though if you live outside of SE England or one of the major cities, forget it!  ::)
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« Reply #4 on: 06 September 2018, 22:31:05 »

I moved about 4 yrs ago (Good memory Sir Tigger!) and didn't know any garages where I was moving to.

They were ok, but in essence they just find a local garage for you, agree a price etc. The local garage picks the car up and returns it. You pay servicestop not the local garage. Work will be done on the cheap, but not unacceptably so.

I needed an MOT and service ( Ahem    ::)  ), quickly and conveniently etc and they filled that gap adequately but not remarkably. Not used them since as I found local garages, and besides you can simply use the same one that they did the first time!

Of course, things might have changed since 2014, but probably not
 
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« Reply #5 on: 07 September 2018, 11:32:40 »

How far away are you from Serek  ?
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« Reply #6 on: 07 September 2018, 12:53:14 »

About 70 miles, TG, and I intend to ask him to do a full service and any repair work needed after the MOT, which I have booked locally on recommendation. The bloke endeared himself to me with his opening remark - "I like older cars"!
I have definitely moved away from those ServiceStop people after comments - and no real recommendation - on here: loss-leading price, to be followed by "advisory/essential" work?

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« Reply #7 on: 07 September 2018, 13:40:48 »

About 70 miles, TG, and I intend to ask him to do a full service and any repair work needed after the MOT, which I have booked locally on recommendation. The bloke endeared himself to me with his opening remark - "I like older cars"!
I have definitely moved away from those ServiceStop people after comments - and no real recommendation - on here: loss-leading price, to be followed by "advisory/essential" work?

Ron.

My comment about the possibility of them finding extra work was an assumption Ron, as their prices are so cheap.  I considered using them as I was more interested in the stamp in the book at the time, but they didn't have any garages nearby.  ;)

If they had had a garage within reasonable distance I'd have given them a try.  :)
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« Reply #8 on: 07 September 2018, 15:21:31 »

Fair comment, Sir Tigger and so might I have done if I hadn't been happy with the garage I went to this morning, but it had a good feel to it, with Old School mechanics!  :y

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