The Garage Blog

The Garage Blog 

The (not so) secret diary of a garage owner


Halfords in the news again (for the wrong reasons!) – A ‘less than thorough’ MOT Test. 

Dec 20, 2016

A great story from Halfords MOT tester guilty of issuing a pass without doing test Whistle blower contacted the DVSA with concerns that a tester was issuing certificates without inspecting cars A Halfords MOT fraudster has been charged. Image credit: Google Street View. Steven McDermott, an ex-employee at St…


They don’t call them ‘Main Stealers’ for nothing! 

Apr 12, 2016

On the whole, I try to think of the car repair and servicing business as a fundamentally honest game. Unlike the offshore tax affairs of politicians and the super rich, the simple act of a professional technician carrying out necessary repairs and servicing to your car in exchange for a…


An enlightening case of how a correct diagnosis can save a fortune!

Jan 28, 2016

It’s not often that Adam (our service manager) has a day off but last Friday was one such day so I was left in the ‘hot seat’ in reception. Amid the usual chaos of cars arriving, parts being delivered, staff bickering and cold calls from ‘your local energy provider’ that…

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