So I just got my MCS back from its oil service. The service cost was fine and I was happy with that. When I booked it in, I asked them to get in a button for the interior overhead light which was missing when I bought the Mini.
Cost of the Button £1.49. Cost of labor to fit said button..... £46.80
I said to the guy when he talked through the bill, does it really cost that much to press a plasic button into a clip and he started flustering about how the services department round up to the nearest quarter of the hour blah blah... but really... if I had of known I would have just taken the button and put it in myself. I assumed they would just bung it in when they did the service, I didn't know it would require a separate work job.
They do take the p**s, when my Mini went in for an oil service they told me that they need to unbolt my alarm siren to get to the filter and wanted £75. I told them to forget it the car now goes elsewhere.
No, they verbally said the button would cost £1.49 and they would 'pop' it in during the service. I think I'll look elsewhere in the future, they also wanted £388 for fitting two new run flats which they said were on or over the limits, so I told them not to bother with. I've seen the much much cheaper elsewhere. For little more than that I could replace the entire set with something else.
Oddly enough the car passed it's MOT last month before I bought it, so either my recent trip to Scotland really did the tyres in or the MOT tester was a bit shady.... or the dealer wanted even more of my money
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