Booked and took mine in two days ago to get the upper wishbones replaced, which I could have done myself except now the wheels have to be electronically aligned.
Got a phone call after about an hour, the rear brakes are shot, so had to have new ones fitted.
Picked it up today and with the new wishbones it drives perfectly (Yeeay).
Set off, the speedometre haad gone to ****.
Took it back. This garage (part of a national Swedish chain) didn't have the tools to take the dash off to get to the back of the dials to see what was broken (screwdriver ).
They arranged for me to take it to another branch. It's fixed.
Just had the mother of all holiest rows.
They tried to charge me for it. Their argument being that fitting new wishbones shouldn't affect the speedo.
My arguement, it was working perfectly when I left it.
ME: If I leave my car in a garage for something to get fixed, and the look for other stuff that needs doing without being asked to, and something breaks whilst they are working on it, should I be liable for the bill to fix it?
MECHANIC: The work the other branch did shouldn't affect the speedo, so we didn't break it. Plus you have to sort that out with the other branch.
ME: So the fairies came in overnight and broke the ground cable to the dials?
Mechanic: We haven't touched it
ANOTHER CUSTOMER QUEUING: It's broke whilst in the garage so the garage is liable.
The missus ended up paying it whilst I was argueing. I now have to contact their head office.