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Other people working on your car

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by obi_waynne, 7 January 2019.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Do you let other people work on your car?

    Who do you trust?

    Have you had any bad experiences from people working on your car?
     
  2. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    Me, my mechanics at my garage, my tuner.
    That's it.
     
  3. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    I'm even choosy who fits tyres after a well know specialist fitted the weights like ears to the outside edge of the wheel! I've never seen that done on a wide alloy wheel before and didn't even think to specify they do it properly putting a weighted sticker on the inner wheel surface!

    Trust is such an important thing.
     
  4. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    My mechanics can fit tyres, but won't do 18 inch wheels. So I ended up using the tyre fitter they recommended. I count that as an extension of using my mechanics.
     
  5. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    From:
    Hampshire
    Car:
    MG ZS200
    I have a small local garage I use for MOTs and trust them. There are times when I have no time to repair or my back is playing up, so leave it with them. Other than that my youngest daughters boyfriend is good on cars, qualified mechanic and raced cars, he’s done a few little jobs, bonding time!
     
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  6. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Its handy when there's someone in the family @stamford .
     
  7. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    Car:
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    Having three daughters I never got a mechanic!
     
  8. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    From:
    Essex
    Car:
    Elan & Robin Hood
    Apart from the roll cage fabrication (with me helping) and the complete wiring system, the rest is down to me. As I will be the one driving I want to be sure that everything is fitted correctly and torqued up properly. If I am going to die through negligence then it will be my negligence.
     
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  9. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    I have a similar attitude and that's why I still will do as much as possible in spite of my age :)
     
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