Car Service Cost: Independent Garages vs Franchised Dealerships

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You might think that your car service will always cost less when booked with an independent garage. But that’s far from true. Many franchised dealerships offer discounted MOT and service deals to out of warranty drivers, and the best deals are found exclusively through SecretServiceTM.   What do we mean by ‘franchised dealership’? Franchised car […]

Can garages be female-friendly when less than 1% of car mechanics in the UK are women?

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Out of 500,000 in the UK, there are only 200 female mechanics. So, to say that the car servicing industry is male-dominated would clearly be a huge understatement. The garage environment can be a terrifying domain for women to enter, even in our modern world where misogynistic and sexist behaviour is seriously frowned upon. Mechanics […]