MISCELLANEOUS

Sump plug stuck?

Sump plug stuck? Click image to enlarge I know a lot of garages that suck oil from the sump. We do not use this method unless the car has no sump plug. I know extracting oil like that does not remove all the oil from the sump so we generally...

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Stopped by the police!

Stopped by the police! What have I done wrong? Click the image to enlarge At Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic we get tasked with all sorts of work. Imagine driving along on your way to a job, speaking on the phone to the office to get the full...

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Spanner in the works

Spanner in the works! Click the image to enlarge Incredibly, and I understand how it happens (but I do not condone it), things get left in engine compartments. One of our customers came in as he had a small oil leak that he needed us to look at...

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Serviced?

Serviced? Click the image to enlarge We had a vehicle in recently that was not running very well. In the last few months, it had been to another garage for a “fixed price” service. I asked the price and was told £59.95, inclusive of...

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Safe working practices?

Safe working practices? Click the image to enlarge I firmly believe that the garage industry requires more regulation. This is a van being repaired by the people next door! Mostly garage owners think health and safety regulations are needless. My...

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Rattle and roll!

Rattle and roll! Click the image to enlarge A customer called in afraid to drive her car – the noise was deafening, especially over bumps. She was worried about the repair costs, and also worried about the car! Unfortunately all the ramps...

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Old MacDonald

Old MacDonald had a farm and on that farm he had a… D21 Click the images to enlarge When winter finally arrives, garages get inundated with cold related jobs such as head gaskets, batteries and glow plugs. One of our regular customers has a...

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Lunch?

Lunch? Click the image to enlarge At Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic we have a philosophy of helping our customers. When one of our customers had an RTA, I went and assisted him by “stripping” the van at his base, which happens to...

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