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Car Mechanics Less Popular Than Estate Agents Shock

A few days ago I wrote about an excellent independent garage that now attends to my personal transport and a jolly good job they do too. Main dealers are more expensive and can be intimidating places for people who are not versed in car knowledge. Now, although we live in a modern world ablaze with the white heat of cutting edge technology, some things seemingly never change. A survey has just offered the opinion that customers hate dealing with repair garages and car mechanics more than any other trade. Continue reading

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The Dead Art Of Car Mechanics

Although it doesn’t happen so much now, there once was a time that the casual observer would know it was a Sunday because loads of blokes would be out in their drives washing and tinkering with their cars. For some reason this doesn’t happen nearly so much today. Continue reading

Confounded By Cars

car engineA young married couple of my acquaintance have revealed exclusively to DriveWrite that neither of them has any idea how to change a plug on an appliance. Asking them to perform this task or indeed re-wire a mains fuse would be like handling them a screwdriver and the bits necessary to assemble the Large Hadron Collider and telling them to get on with it. Not going to happen. The thing is though, this lack of household skills is in no way unusual. Continue reading