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Good Garage-What Women Should Look for Good car servicing?

What Women Want- in a Good Garage

The unfortunate reputation women, in general have when it comes to all things that have to do with cars is they are supposed not to know anything?. People tend to think that women buy a car on account of whether the colour looks good on her or if the upholstery is nice. The truth is, while there are a few who may be that way, many

Good Garage,happy woman customer

happy woman customer browsing through the tyre stock

women are more mechanically inclined than you think.  Here are a few things that women want- in a Good Garage.

1.      Positive Feedback about the garage concerned

Women are born shoppers for the most part. And while a few know exactly what they want and buy it at first sight, most prefer to window shop. Asking around and getting feedback from people who have used the Car Garage is one of the most reliable ways to gauge how good (or bad) the services are. You don’t expect the manager or sales person who works for the Good Garage to say anything negative, do you? So getting recommendations or cautionary tales is the best way to weed out the good from the bad.

 

2.      Professionalism as soon as you enter the Good Garage

If a woman’s reputation is she knows nothing about cars, the reputation of mechanics leans towards the seedy and lecherous who think a woman’s face is below her neck. By doing an inquiry in person and getting a sense of the people she will be dealing with, a woman will know that the garage is not meant for her if they make her uncomfortable with their behavior or comments. There is a place and time to be flirty. A Good Garage is not one of them.

 

3.      Handling Complaints

While this may come together with the feedback, it is important for women to find out how complaints are handled. Women are meticulous in general, so if something is not up to snuff and she wants it repaired or redone, will the garage be reasonable or bully her until she gives up. Ask around about how the garage you are looking into handles complaints. The after service response can be a very telling sign if the garage gives good service because this is where you find out how they handle back jobs and complaints. Check also how many complaints they get on the average. Too many complaints is a signal of poor service.   

Good Garage,pellontyres garage reception area

Pellon tyres garage reception area popular with women customers

 

4.      Affiliations (is the garage a member of an association)

A woman wants to know that a Good Garage is backed by more than word of mouth. If she knows that a garage has affiliations with companies that provide support and training for them, she will rest easier in choosing them.

 

5.      Guarantees(ask the Good Garage about their guarantee scheme)

While there are no guarantees in life, a garage should have a guarantee on their parts and/or services. If they are as good as they make themselves out to be, they should not hesitate to give a guarantee on the work.

So if a woman finds all of this in one garage, she will most likely choose that one. Lucky for her, Unipart Car Care Centres can help her find these kinds of Good Garage from among their 700 independent and vetted garages nationwide. All these garages share the core beliefs of Unipart Car Care Centres which are

·         An open and honest approach with the customers

·         A high standard of work and excellent value for money

·         12 month guarantee on parts and labour

·         An open invitation to inspect, review and rate the garages of your choice to make the best informed decision for your needs  

Happy woman customer in a Good Garage

Should you even be looking anywhere else?

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship. 

 Eric Roberts

Cheap Exhaust Pipes-Not Any More? Why are they more expensive on modern cars?

Cheap Exhaust Pipes

Different reasons why the Cheap Exhaust Pipes cost more.

Going way back in time. I can remember when we used to buy Cheap Exhaust Pipes in bulk quantities. Until changes started to happen. Because, car manufacturers became computerized . Therefore, they were able to change car designs and shapes at a much faster pace.

Cheap Exhaust Pipes

A modern exhaust part costs more but better made

The car models.  When I first started fitting car “Exhaust Pipes”. Were fitted for years before they were changed. Hence, cars like the Vauxhall Viva (remember the old vivas?), Vauxhall Cavaliers, the Minis . Of course, the VW beetles were also very common. Because these cars were built in such huge quantities we could buy the Cheap Exhaust Pipes in bulk and pass the savings onto the customers.

After the start up of Kwik-fit many smaller companies like my self started up as Tyre and Exhaust centres and because they were a relatively new concept we enjoyed great success and thrived, with Cheap Exhaust Pipes one of big sellers.

No internet selling exhaust pipes

Of course things changed with the advent of the internet. At first it did not affect us , but the old faithful car models began to decline followed by cars that were built in smaller quantities with different designs and engine sizes within the same car models. This meant different exhaust fitted to the same models, for example the same car may have a 1.1 or a 2.0 litre engine requiring a different exhaust system to be fitted. This change made it

Cheap Exhaust Pipes

badly repaired exhaust box two

difficult to keep a large stock of exhausts at Cheap Exhaust Pipes prices, because of the vastness of the stock we would require.

Cheap Exhaust Pipes

This brought a string of large exhaust wholesalers selling Cheap Exhaust Pipes to the fast fit centres and regular garages. Here in Halifax we had five companies who were wholesaling exhausts  and this meant that another string of costs were added to the price of an exhaust pipe to the general pubic and therefore a rise in cost.

Also better manufacturing methods made the exhaust pipes last longer

As time went by Cheap Exhaust Pipes were not as important to us fast-fit centres and we went onto other things such as servicing and MOT testing, also car batteries became a more important of our business, although we still fit exhausts, but nowadays they are better made and last much longer than they used to last, but better quality means that the motorists get a better deal with a better product, but at a much higher price.

This post was written by Eric Roberts a member of  Point-S

Electric Cars More dangerous-China says that the EV-Battery driven cars may be more “Harmful to your Health”.

Electric Cars More dangerous; Power stations not the battery powered cars

Electric Cars More dangerous; A pollution study in China has come to the conclusion. That battery drove cars to cause more pollution than conventionally fuelled vehicles because the electricity used to charge the cars is so-called “Dirty” fuel because the power stations rely on fossil fuels such as coal and gas, to power them.

The study was carried out in no less than 34 cities through out China.

People who are conducting this research are led by Professor Cherry a leading scientist in this field, who was helped by Chinese under graduates. He compared the particulate matters that cause the pollution which is similar to the test carried out on our cars in the UK on an “MOT TEST” on electric battery drove cars to that in petrol driven vehicles.He conducted the tests in China.  Because, believe it or not, they love electric battery driven cars and cycles and have probably the biggest percentage of battery-powered vehicles in the World. In fact, Chinese battery used cars outnumber regular fueled 12 Volt Battery vehicles by about 2 to 1.

The Police operate many of these cars, post, and local government. It has always been my opinion that Governments have gone about the green effect problem the wrong way. They should have sorted the power stations problem out, long ago. Man of the power plants in the world is fuelled, from fuels such as coal and gas. But instead, the power operators chose to hammer the poor motorists. This was done with the costs and by the look of this report to no avail. We are still polluting the Planet and its citizens with countries like China burning 85% of electricity from coal.

To conclude it is a fact that regular petrol which has driven vehicles with modern emission methods are cleaner than electric battery operated cars, and that  Electric Cars More dangerous

Electric Cars More dangerous

Battery powered cars like this police car are now common in Chinese cities

What’s your opinion??

 To read more of this fascinating story, please click the link bellow.

“They found that the electricity generated to power electric cars caused more particulate matter Car Pollution  than that caused by an equivalent number of petrol driven vehicles. There was no Advantages of Electric Cars.

Particulate matter comes from the combustion of fossil fuels and includes acids, organic chemicals, metals, and soil or dust particles.

Professor Cherry said: ‘An implicit assumption has been that air quality and health impacts are lower for electric cars than for conventional vehicles”…

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2100936/Study-shows-impact-electric-cars-worse-petrol-powered-vehicles.html#ixzz2nw6r3Cvf

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. I used to work for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre.  I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.