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    arnold cack pollokshaws road £175 incl brake fluid change. seemed rather nice on the phone too. wonder what the service will be like

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    We did an inspection on that place on my Trading Standards work placement, we rigged up a car then put it in for a service, the *******s sliced up not one, not two, but all three wiper blades (among other things) during their 'serivce', then clamined they needed replaced. Pity they picked the wrong car lol I'd never use them for a service now.

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    OMG - unbelievable!!

    glad they got found out!!

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    I like to think that the fitters spot our club stickers on the cars and think twice before trying on something like that as we have all sorts of 'experts' on here.

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    That's the agent I use for servicing
    I would recommend you lay a trap or two
    Once they realise you are aware what your car is like and their standard of service they tend to be more cautious and actually perform the work CORRECTLY

    I would recommend you check the front and rear brake pad measurements
    Remove the air filter and write the date on it
    Place a mark on the oil and fuel filters
    Adjust the tyre pressures so that they are ALL incorrect (excluding the spare)
    Empty the washer reservoir
    Remove the nearside middle (wing) indicator bulb

    Find out how much the oil is, as I have found it is cheaper to supply my own

    Make sure you mention you have the Arnold Clark 10% discount card
    If not, I have a spare one...
    Anyone can borrow this, providing they return it to me!

    Remove ALL your property from the car
    Finally, present your car VERY dirty
    This will then show up any hand prints, so you can see that they did indeed open up the rear doors and boot
    Set the odometer to zero and take a note of the mileage

    Normally the car is jet washed if the car is presented dirty, so it gets a free wash

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    my car is mankie at the mo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    That's the agent I use for servicing
    I would recommend you lay a trap or two
    Once they realise you are aware what your car is like and their standard of service they tend to be more cautious and actually perform the work CORRECTLY

    I would recommend you check the front and rear brake pad measurements
    Remove the air filter and write the date on it
    Place a mark on the oil and fuel filters
    Adjust the tyre pressures so that they are ALL incorrect (excluding the spare)
    Empty the washer reservoir
    Remove the nearside middle (wing) indicator bulb

    Find out how much the oil is, as I have found it is cheaper to supply my own

    Make sure you mention you have the Arnold Clark 10% discount card
    If not, I have a spare one...
    Anyone can borrow this, providing they return it to me!

    Remove ALL your property from the car
    Finally, present your car VERY dirty
    This will then show up any hand prints, so you can see that they did indeed open up the rear doors and boot
    Set the odometer to zero and take a note of the mileage

    Normally the car is jet washed if the car is presented dirty, so it gets a free wash

    not a bad idea!! will bear it in mind

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    poah if it was me id avoid arnie clarks ill give you the name of my local independant vauxhall dealer in ek excellent bull5h1t free service its the only garage i trust to work on my car pm if your interested mate

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    Hopefully they will be good Ross

    I dropped mines off tonight at Lyndsays in Dumbarton for the 2nd service and some niggles to get fixed

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    Another hint
    If your car has niggles, DO NOT report them at service
    They should find them during it...
    Get the car back, and then take it back the next day and give them a good kick!

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