put my car in for its cambelt change today, as i have no time to do it myself and caouldnt be bothered with the hassle of doing it!
so, the bloke quoted my £120+VAT fot the cahnge, quite reasonable, better than the £250 renault wanted! assured me it would be done same day, as he knows i need it for work in the morning! its a fairly good garage, always have my MOT done there, tho i may have seen some rip-off warning signs yeaterday when i popped in and heard the salesman charge a woman £70+VAT for a plugs and leads change on her Mondeo!!!!!! WTF?!!!
anyway, i just rang the bloke, his words are that "hes having some problems with it at the minute that hes trying to figure out, if its ready at all this evening then it will be at 6 (close of business)" - is he having a laugh?! what can you do wrong, and what can be so hard on a cambelt change? i almost told him the haynes manual is in the boot but held my mouth!!!
anyway, apart from the late finish im worried he may try and charge me labour costs for this time he is spending fixing what should be a 2-2.5 hour job. Is he entitled to do this, bearing in mind he has already quoted me a figure?
I wil be VERY PISSED OFF if he tries to stitch me up on this