MISCELLANEOUS

Motorway madness

I usually try to avoid the M5 and M42 but one day I had to collect some parts that were missing from an order and thought I’d be there and back within the hour.   At Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic we endeavour to get customers’ cars and vans in...

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What’s in the box?

This is a collection of old parts that we removed from a poorly car and housed in a box near reception.   They were shown to the customer who said: “Why are you showing me these bits? I know you have fixed the car – it came in not...

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Ticket to confusion

We always keep our customers informed about the progress of their vehicles via SMS, text or a phone call.   On one occasion recently, we had nearly finished a customer’s vehicle so, I texted them at around 4pm on the Tuesday to tell them the...

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Safety first – no exceptions

  I was at my local bodyshop recently and he had a wheel which according to the customer needed some small repairs. When the bodyshop owner told him the wheel was scrap, the owner said: “Just weld it up!” Quite rightly, the bodyshop owner...

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A Rat in the kitchen

I travel to The Gambia once a year on charity work and every visit brings new experiences. This time around we were lucky enough to witness schoolchildren happily preparing a meal. They had managed to catch a bush rat which apparently is quite...

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