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    Took my vecci into evans halshaw on a66 in middlesbrough...

    the car was knocking over bumps, brakes were grinding.

    they had the car for the day, i went to pick it up and got told, the brakes are not covered under warranty, but they've had words with vx and got the go ahead, but they need to order the parts and book it in again, he said we've replaced the "somthing" bushes on the front and the knocking seems to have gone now.

    he asked if I’d noticed a slight screeching noise, I said no, and he said, well he had and they've ordered a new drive belt and pulley.

    I come away very impressed to be honest.

    Went back, after I received a letter telling me to go book it in, so I did, and on that day I got told it’s already booked in for today for the brakes and pulley. Oh I said, I never booked it in & the knocking has returned. neway, I took the car in the next day.

    went to pick it up after work, and I got told the knocking is still present after replacing rad mounts, spring seats, rollbar bushes, etc etc, he said we would have liked to replace the front strut, but its not covered under warranty, so I said it was covered under network q he said gr8, well have that part ordered then.. so I said, look I’ll just leave the car with you, that that point a "technician" drives in the garage, narrowly missing my car by about 1" slamming the anchors on! As the whole workshop shouted ""whooooowwwwwwwww""


    Next day, i go back, seen the car, in the car park.... with the front of the car well wedged into a bramble bush!! not impressed, I went over, had a look at the car, and noticed old brakes were still on the car... so I went in, asked if its was ready, and got told, its ready, but they'd like to take it for a test drive before handing it back...

    So i said, if it’s ready why haven’t the brakes been done? the brakes aren’t covered i got told!... after a but of a argument about what he and I spoke about previously, he goes away, then comes back saying the paperwork got lost!.. And the brakes should have been replaced.

    Me: "rite so who’s the fuvcking idiot who has parked my car in the bramble bush"

    oh werm it wasn’t me! I got told.

    Goes away comes back, the manager has been made aware and apologises.


    I left things at that and walked away, because I could have seriously flipped, does saying sorry take out scratches from paint work!?

    Had a call, saying the brakes are now done, the knocking has gone, and the belt and pulley is done, would you like to come and pickup the car... we have washed it for you! Lol (I really rather they didn’t!!!)... I said I’ll pick it up when I’m ready.

    So I’m still yet to pick it up...

    No real purpose to this post other than for me to have a whinge, but maybe it might make guys in the north-east think again about evans halshaw.

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    Blimey - I'd have been ferking hopping mad!!

    The name doesn't ring a bell Mick. Where exactly are they?

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    D***heads aren't they? It's supposed to be their profession.

    They are clearly not to be trusted & are well worth keeping clear of.

    It's a great idea posting it on here Mick so others don't get treated the same.

    If it helps you venting some spleen as well, all the better.

    I'd have a go at the manager or better the director as well - march them to the car & insist any marks are taken out. Write a letter if they're not helpful - cc Vauxhall.

    Best of luck when you pick it up.

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    evans halshaw is the vauxhall garage next to mcdonalds on a66 roundabout, near jennings and reg vardys.

    its just recently had a name change... it was called cd bramall.
    Last edited by 2ltrT; 19th January 2006 at 00:01.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ltrT
    its just recently had a name change... it was called cd bramall.
    I was just about to post that - was it called CD Brammalls previously. Know exactly who you mean now.

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    It does not matter where you take you car, it should be treated with respect, they should look after your car like they would their own.These mechanics seem to forget that the cars cost a lot of money, but are also the pride and joy of the owner, they should be gratfull that we take the cars to them, otherwise they would all be out of work,It is not asking too much for them to treat our cars with the due respect that they are given by the owners.

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    In my experience most garages are like that, charging overinflated prices for **** workmanship..after all its us who keeps em in a job.. I had good dealings with patrick in durham when I had my vec b and they have a branch in stockton, dont know how good/bad they are but might be worth a try....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan
    I was just about to post that - was it called CD Brammalls previously. Know exactly who you mean now.

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    cd brammal, now it make sense, there used to be one in Wolverhampton - they were shockingly bad.

    Never go to these places.

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    Evans Halshaw have just recently taken over a large part of the VX dealer network, they've bought a load (if not all) the Pendragon dealers, my local dealer in Cardiff - Nash - are one of the Pendragon dealers to go Evans Halshaw.

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    I'm sure that Pendragon had bought over both CD Bramall's and Evans Halshaw. It 's probably a brand rationalisation thing - renaming them Evans Halshaw. They're also sniffing around after Reg Vardy's, but Lookers are in the frame as well.

    My car came from CD Bramall in Wolverhampton, as do all our fleet, but they are serviced locally, so not really had any dealings with them. Had our F**d serviced by Evans Halshaw in Blackpool a few years back - wasn't impressed and haven't been back.

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