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  1. Thanks but this was a new thread and I think you may be just a little late with your post. Thanks to all of you who provided me with such positive feedback!
  2. Thanks Boro and Sailor Sam. Yes I'll keep positive. An email and a copy of the letter have been sent to Trading Standards. Thank you.
  3. That's really disappointing news. I am paying so much money and it is taking so much energy sorting it out. It really makes me angry that I'm now virtually left with a worthless car if I don't pay more to get it repaired. Thanks for all your assistance, it really is appreciated.
  4. Also, one other question when I take the garage to the small claims court can I claim for all works and charges I have incurred on fixing my car? Including the £1,300 I paid to have my timing belt replaced?
  5. Thank you thank you! I'm so grateful for this. As I will be taking legal action. The fact that the garage returned my monies for the first oil leak rings bells of guilt in my head. Consumer Direct have referred my case to trading standards and I am also contacting them separately. Thanks for your help on this one. I'll keep you posted if that's OK?
  6. Thank you thank you! I'm so grateful for this. As I will be taking legal action. The fact that the garage returned my monies for the first oil leak rings bells of guilt in my head. Consumer Direct have referred my case to trading standards and I am also contacting them separately. Thanks for your help on this one. I'll keep you posted if that's OK?
  7. Yes - that's correct. its the same mechanic.
  8. Thanks for your prompt response. The dodgy mechanic was recommend to me by a work colleague. The AA only got involved when I had the wiring problem and the car stopped dead last weekend.
  9. Hi Sailor Sam The issues with my car seem to be worsening and I am now at my wits end as to what to do. I have had an independent mechanic look at my car to fix the new oil leak. They are unable to fix the leak as the first mechanic has cut corners and instead of replacing the parts I was charged for used silicone to stick the gasket back together (where the new leak is coming from). It is not possible for the new mechanic to do any work on the car at all as the silicone is set so hard. He suggested that I take the car back to the first garage to fix but if I do this how do I k
  10. Hi there, thanks for the welcome and your response I will contact the garage who spotted the oil leak again tomorrow and ask for a more detailed write up. I'll also, as you say, get them to look at the leak again. Thank you for the advice. I hope I do have some sort of remittance from the garage at fault!
  11. Thanks for the response. I didn't know there was an oil leak before I took the car for its MOT. The MOT'ing garage advised there was a leak probably related to the time belt change. They fixed it as it was noted on the report as dangerous. They advised me to claim back the costs of these works from the garage that changed the timing belt, oil filter and oil. I've since written two letters to the garage advising of the leak and have received no response. Because I negotiated the price of the timing belt down the mechanic said he no-longer wants to do business with me hence the r
  12. Hi there... I am desperate for some assistance please. My timing belt recently broke on my car. I have a Megane 1.6 and was advised by both the AA and a recommended garage that my timing belt + valves had probably gone. My car was towed to the garage, recommend to me, and they advised the cost of replacement would be approximately £1,200. It would involve removing the engine completely, changing the belt and putting the engine back together. Desperate to have the issue sorted and not sure where else to turn I agreed to the work. I paid the garage £600 upfront for
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