[quote name='cuke' timestamp='1334731023' post='178253']
Hi, cynics are right 11 times out of 10 aren't they?
I used to take my old Mk1 Mondeo to a independant garage and they never used wing protectors, seat covers and the steering wheel always needed to be cleaned afterwards.
Chris, I hear what your saying mate, and in my case I'm lucky I live within walking distance of a Ford Main Dealer that does a decent job [ I've used them a couple of times] I say walking distance, it's 25 minutes walking briskly.
still keeping those pounds off.
But many people aren't so lucky and are paying through the nose to boot. Dealerships are franchises and as such the business model sales advantage of dealing with franchised business's is, your suppose to expect the same level of service when you use one. But again life proves the model does not always deliver.
That said I still think main dealer hourly rates are excessive. One of the reasons being in my opinion is, they carry to much dead weight that has to have a cut paid out of the rate we pay for the guy bent over our bonnets.