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I think the normal price for this is around the £50 mark, but every winter they reduce the price to something like this. If your car needs doing (like mine does) get it done before the summer prices go back up.
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#1
Its an 'ok' price (a little under the going rate) - but if im honest i wouldnt let kwik fit anywhere near my car....not even to change a tyre.
#2
Got my winter tyres from Kwik Fit recently and although the price was good, I'm in no rush to repeat the 'experience'. Doubt I'd find anywhere else doing it for as little as £29 though.
#3
Many private companies will do it for this price.

This is one company avoid TOTALLY. They have a very bad rep in the "trade" (insult to call them part of the trade).

Lay money what else they try and "con" you into buying
banned#4
Did you know that if you buy brakes from Kwik Fit and they fit them then they have a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own the car. You wont have to pay for any more..
#5
If you take them up on this offer be ready for the "urgent" work required on your car that you will be advised of.
#6
I had a recharge in the summer from Kwik Fit. It was fine. No probs.

But I have advice to dispense. Aircon units tend to be sealed units and you shouldn't need to top them up. My aircon recharge lasted 3 months so I went to the dealer as my car was still under warranty. I believed something was wrong with the aircon but the dealer insisted they recharge the unit themselves again before they would action any repair under warranty. Vauxhall recharge includes a UV die that spills out of the leak. A few weeks later, Vauxhall found a leak in the pump/compressor and replaced the whole thing free of charge under warranty.
#7
Hear we go again. This deal comes up every year from this bunch of clowns, yes i agree its a very good price but i would warn you never to let these guys near your car to do this job,wont go in to full details but they blew a hole in one of my pipes trying to refill the gas on mine and then tryed to say the hole was already there
#8
HAD MY AIR-CON RECHARGED BY KWIK FIT IN THE SUMMER 2 WKS LATER IT STOPPED, RETURNED TO GET IT CHECKED THEY SAID YES DRIVE IT IN IT WILL COST £25 TO LOOK AT IT. DON,T THINK SO PHONED HEAD OFFICE GOT A REFUND AND WENT TO LOCAL GARAGE, NO PROBLEMS SINCE.
#9
HAD MY AIR-CON RECHARGED BY KWIK FIT IN THE SUMMER 2 WKS LATER IT STOPPED, RETURNED TO GET IT CHECKED THEY SAID YES DRIVE IT IN IT WILL COST £25 TO LOOK AT IT. DON,T THINK SO PHONED HEAD OFFICE GOT A REFUND AND WENT TO LOCAL GARAGE, NO PROBLEMS SINCE.
#10
whateveryouwant
Did you know that if you buy brakes from Kwik Fit and they fit them then they have a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own the car. You wont have to pay for any more..

As the average time a person keeps a car is 2 years...and the average time brakes should last is 4 years...then Kwik Fit pretty much know that hardly anyone is going to own a car long enough to need 2 sets of brakes.
#11
Perhaps slightly off topic; a friend of mine had her brakes checked at a Kwik Fit (in the Wednesbury area) only for them to fail and caused the car to crash. Stay away at all costs.
#12
Kwik fit are sales driven, they will try and ' find ' other jobs that need doing, especially in the slow after christmas period. this is a sprat to catch a mackerel.
banned#13
spenspuma
whateveryouwant
Did you know that if you buy brakes from Kwik Fit and they fit them then they have a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own the car. You wont have to pay for any more..
As the average time a person keeps a car is 2 years...and the average time brakes should last is 4 years...then Kwik Fit pretty much know that hardly anyone is going to own a car long enough to need 2 sets of brakes.


Totally disagree there. I for one had my last car for 7 years and before that 5 years. I got my brakes done at Kwik Fit and i know that within a couple of years i will need some more.

I dont think normal families can afford to keep changing cars. At the school the mums seem to have the same cars they have had for years and years. I dont know where you got 2 years from.
banned#14
KitKatFox
Perhaps slightly off topic; a friend of mine had her brakes checked at a Kwik Fit (in the Wednesbury area) only for them to fail and caused the car to crash. Stay away at all costs.


They have to be given a brake test after fitting them, did this not happen? If it was a fault of Kwik Fit then they would be able to sue. I have a family member that works for them so i know a bit about how they work.

Edited By: whateveryouwant on Jan 06, 2011 11:03
#15
I wouldn't trust them with my wheelbarrow..
#16
I took my car about 15 years ago to get some thing looked at . I saw the monkey ( so called mechanic) hit part of the steering very hard with a club hammer and about 5 minutes later told me that part of the steering was broken and i had to wait 36 hours untill they got the replacement. It cost me a lot of money and needless to say I would never ever go back to a Kwik Fit Centre ever again. DO SO AT YOUR PERIL AND COST. I cant understand how this company is still in buisiness today.
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lesleasy
HAD MY AIR-CON RECHARGED BY KWIK FIT IN THE SUMMER 2 WKS LATER IT STOPPED, RETURNED TO GET IT CHECKED THEY SAID YES DRIVE IT IN IT WILL COST £25 TO LOOK AT IT. DON,T THINK SO PHONED HEAD OFFICE GOT A REFUND AND WENT TO LOCAL GARAGE, NO PROBLEMS SINCE.


Did they break your caps lock button as well?
#18
whateveryouwant
KitKatFox
Perhaps slightly off topic; a friend of mine had her brakes checked at a Kwik Fit (in the Wednesbury area) only for them to fail and caused the car to crash. Stay away at all costs.


They have to be given a brake test after fitting them, did this not happen? If it was a fault of Kwik Fit then they would be able to sue. I have a family member that works for them so i know a bit about how they work.


Yes it was their fault, she received full damage repair for her car - not sure about any compo for the actual crash. I believe they fitted a new tyre and when checking the brakes they didn't put everything back as it was. 5 minutes later, smash.
#19
spenspuma
whateveryouwant
Did you know that if you buy brakes from Kwik Fit and they fit them then they have a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own the car. You wont have to pay for any more..


As the average time a person keeps a car is 2 years...and the average time brakes should last is 4 years...then Kwik Fit pretty much know that hardly anyone is going to own a car long enough to need 2 sets of brakes.


lol rich people maybe, average people like me have a car for longer than 2 years! I think 8 years on current car and still going.
#20
spenspuma
whateveryouwant
Did you know that if you buy brakes from Kwik Fit and they fit them then they have a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own the car. You wont have to pay for any more..
As the average time a person keeps a car is 2 years...and the average time brakes should last is 4 years...then Kwik Fit pretty much know that hardly anyone is going to own a car long enough to need 2 sets of brakes.

But for those folks outwith your 'average' figures, the lifetime brake deal sounds attractive to me.
I wasn't aware of it, but I'll keep it in mind for future reference.
p.s. I've had the same family car for 5 years now, and the wifes had hers for nearly 2 years.
#21
matedodgy
I had a recharge in the summer from Kwik Fit. It was fine. No probs.

But I have advice to dispense. Aircon units tend to be sealed units and you shouldn't need to top them up. My aircon recharge lasted 3 months so I went to the dealer as my car was still under warranty. I believed something was wrong with the aircon but the dealer insisted they recharge the unit themselves again before they would action any repair under warranty. Vauxhall recharge includes a UV die that spills out of the leak. A few weeks later, Vauxhall found a leak in the pump/compressor and replaced the whole thing free of charge under warranty.


I thought air con needed topping up with some type of gas?
#22
andynicol
spenspuma
whateveryouwant
Did you know that if you buy brakes from Kwik Fit and they fit them then they have a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own the car. You wont have to pay for any more..
As the average time a person keeps a car is 2 years...and the average time brakes should last is 4 years...then Kwik Fit pretty much know that hardly anyone is going to own a car long enough to need 2 sets of brakes.




But for those folks outwith your 'average' figures, the lifetime brake deal sounds attractive to me.
I wasn't aware of it, but I'll keep it in mind for future reference.
p.s. I've had the same family car for 5 years now, and the wifes had hers for nearly 2 years.


Don't bother because when you go back for your new free pads, they will say that you need new discs.

That will be x amount of £££££££'s
#23
I don't think this is a bad price, and the average length of time for owning a car has to be way above 2 years. I don't think I know anyone who changes their car that often.

Anyway, I used quickfit once, and I am not in a rush to use them again.
banned#24
andynicol
spenspuma
whateveryouwant
Did you know that if you buy brakes from Kwik Fit and they fit them then they have a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own the car. You wont have to pay for any more..
As the average time a person keeps a car is 2 years...and the average time brakes should last is 4 years...then Kwik Fit pretty much know that hardly anyone is going to own a car long enough to need 2 sets of brakes.
But for those folks outwith your 'average' figures, the lifetime brake deal sounds attractive to me.I wasn't aware of it, but I'll keep it in mind for future reference.p.s. I've had the same family car for 5 years now, and the wifes had hers for nearly 2 years.


Its a great deal especially if you tend to use your brakes a lot. I have a super charged car and i eat brakes. I dont expect i will have to pay for anymore for a long time.

If you are unsure about the lads that work there make sure that the person working on your car is qualified to do the job. The lads start as tyre fitters and have to go on a course to be able to do your brakes etc.
I recently got a brake calliper from them and if you let them keep your old one then you get a massive discount on what you pay for a new one as the old one is sent off to be reconditioned.

I know from experience that some centers can have a bad rep. I know that my Harpenden branch are more than qualified to do the job.

Edited By: whateveryouwant on Jan 06, 2011 11:23
banned#25
whateveryouwant
andynicol
spenspuma
whateveryouwant
Did you know that if you buy brakes from Kwik Fit and they fit them then they have a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own the car. You wont have to pay for any more..
As the average time a person keeps a car is 2 years...and the average time brakes should last is 4 years...then Kwik Fit pretty much know that hardly anyone is going to own a car long enough to need 2 sets of brakes.
But for those folks outwith your 'average' figures, the lifetime brake deal sounds attractive to me.I wasn't aware of it, but I'll keep it in mind for future reference.p.s. I've had the same family car for 5 years now, and the wifes had hers for nearly 2 years.
Its a great deal especially if you tend to use your brakes a lot. I have a super charged car and i eat brakes. I dont expect i will have to pay for anymore for a long time.If you are unsure about the lads that work there make sure that the person working on your car is qualified to do the job. The lads start as tyre fitters and have to go on a course to be able to do your brakes etc.I recently got a brake calliper from them and if you let them keep your old one then you get a massive discount on what you pay for a new one as the old one is sent off to be reconditioned.

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andynicol
spenspuma
whateveryouwant
Did you know that if you buy brakes from Kwik Fit and they fit them then they have a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own the car. You wont have to pay for any more..
As the average time a person keeps a car is 2 years...and the average time brakes should last is 4 years...then Kwik Fit pretty much know that hardly anyone is going to own a car long enough to need 2 sets of brakes.
But for those folks outwith your 'average' figures, the lifetime brake deal sounds attractive to me.I wasn't aware of it, but I'll keep it in mind for future reference.p.s. I've had the same family car for 5 years now, and the wifes had hers for nearly 2 years.
Don't bother because when you go back for your new free pads, they will say that you need new discs.That will be x amount of £££££££'s


Simple, if you dont think you need new discs them tell them. The government directive says that the visual condition is not reason to fail an MOT. The recorded test is what determines if you need new ones.
#26
It's a good deal.

Anyone claiming that Kwik Fit "blew a hole" in their pipes when doing this is full of ****. They use a fully automated system that even a Kwik Fit monkey can operate.

Wouldn't touch them for tyres, brakes or anything else but this is good.
#27
I took my car into quick fit in Ipswich 2years ago because i had seen this deal. On the way back home the car started filling up with smoke. Pulled over and looked in the bonnet and the whole aircon unit had blown up. Called AA they confirmed it too. AA towed my to a main deals garage as the car was unable to be driven. They quoted me £1500 for repairs and said Kwik fit had over filled it and didn't drain the old fluid out. After 3weeks of arguing with Kwik fits head office and the area manager they finally gave in saying the would put £1000 towards costs but won't pay the full amount as they didn't believe it was their fault. At this time i was in need of my car back for work so took what they offered and have advised everyone since to stay away.
#28

Simple, if you dont think you need new discs them tell them. The government directive says that the visual condition is not reason to fail an MOT. The recorded test is what determines if you need new ones.


Not so simple ...
"The Guarantee will not be offered and will not subsequently apply if you do not authorise the fitting of all additional parts considered necessary for replacement to restore your braking system to its proper working condition."
banned#29
jsoap
Simple, if you dont think you need new discs them tell them. The government directive says that the visual condition is not reason to fail an MOT. The recorded test is what determines if you need new ones.
Not so simple ..."The Guarantee will not be offered and will not subsequently apply if you do not authorise the fitting of all additional parts considered necessary for replacement to restore your braking system to its proper working condition."


I suppose it depends on what Kwik Fit say is wrong with your discs. I dont know myself but would ridges/grooves or warped discs warrant them being placed. I spose warped is not good.

I will find out later.

When i got my car my rear discs were held together by rust, they were in an awful state yet the car had just passed an MOT. It was rolling on hills, the handbrake wouldnt hold it. I took the car back and they were adamant that they passed. I was shocked.
#30
andynicol
spenspuma
whateveryouwant
Did you know that if you buy brakes from Kwik Fit and they fit them then they have a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own the car. You wont have to pay for any more..
As the average time a person keeps a car is 2 years...and the average time brakes should last is 4 years...then Kwik Fit pretty much know that hardly anyone is going to own a car long enough to need 2 sets of brakes.
But for those folks outwith your 'average' figures, the lifetime brake deal sounds attractive to me.I wasn't aware of it, but I'll keep it in mind for future reference.p.s. I've had the same family car for 5 years now, and the wifes had hers for nearly 2 years.

And how many times have you had to change the brakes on them??? this only works out good if youve changed them on each car twice or more...which is highly unlikely unless you drive like an idiot.

Thats the whole reason why KwikFit have this offer, cos they know its highly improbably they will have many people return for free brakes.
#31
farfromout
I don't think this is a bad price, and the average length of time for owning a car has to be way above 2 years. I don't think I know anyone who changes their car that often.Anyway, I used quickfit once, and I am not in a rush to use them again.

Ok put it this way......how many cars have you ever owned where through its lifespan youve had to replace the brakes more than once???


Id bet a hefty sum that not any people go through 2 or more sets of brakes in the time they own the car...there will be some of course, especially the odd person who keeps their cars 10 years or so...but not many.

At the end of the day, Kwikfit wouldnt have the offer if they thought everyone would be coming back for free brakes..think about it
#32
Last time I had my brakes done Kwik-Fit quote was nearly 2.5 times more than I eventually paid.

Factor that into your free replacement!
#33
spenspuma
andynicol
spenspuma
whateveryouwant
Did you know that if you buy brakes from Kwik Fit and they fit them then they have a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own the car. You wont have to pay for any more..
As the average time a person keeps a car is 2 years...and the average time brakes should last is 4 years...then Kwik Fit pretty much know that hardly anyone is going to own a car long enough to need 2 sets of brakes.
But for those folks outwith your 'average' figures, the lifetime brake deal sounds attractive to me.I wasn't aware of it, but I'll keep it in mind for future reference.p.s. I've had the same family car for 5 years now, and the wifes had hers for nearly 2 years.
And how many times have you had to change the brakes on them??? this only works out good if youve changed them on each car twice or more...which is highly unlikely unless you drive like an idiot.Thats the whole reason why KwikFit have this offer, cos they know its highly improbably they will have many people return for free brakes.

My family car is on an 05 plate and I replaced the brakes last year.
My second car is on an 02 plate and I replaced the brakes not long after I got it, probably about 18 months ago.
I do not forsee me changing either car in the next couple of years unless one has a major defect.
Like I said earlier for someone who is going to keep there car for several years, the life-time brake deal is pretty attractive, if only for peace of mind.
#34
andynicol
spenspuma
andynicol
spenspuma
whateveryouwant
Did you know that if you buy brakes from Kwik Fit and they fit them then they have a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own the car. You wont have to pay for any more..
As the average time a person keeps a car is 2 years...and the average time brakes should last is 4 years...then Kwik Fit pretty much know that hardly anyone is going to own a car long enough to need 2 sets of brakes.
But for those folks outwith your 'average' figures, the lifetime brake deal sounds attractive to me.I wasn't aware of it, but I'll keep it in mind for future reference.p.s. I've had the same family car for 5 years now, and the wifes had hers for nearly 2 years.
And how many times have you had to change the brakes on them??? this only works out good if youve changed them on each car twice or more...which is highly unlikely unless you drive like an idiot.Thats the whole reason why KwikFit have this offer, cos they know its highly improbably they will have many people return for free brakes.
My family car is on an 05 plate and I replaced the brakes last year.My second car is on an 02 plate and I replaced the brakes not long after I got it, probably about 18 months ago.I do not forsee me changing either car in the next couple of years unless one has a major defect.Like I said earlier for someone who is going to keep there car for several years, the life-time brake deal is pretty attractive, if only for peace of mind.

Exactly my point......you need to have replaced the brakes TWICE for this deal to kick in (the frist replacement you have to pay for at Kwikfit, the second would be free)......and most people never own their cars that long to have to get the brakes replaced twice.
#35
Benjimoron
matedodgy
I had a recharge in the summer from Kwik Fit. It was fine. No probs.

But I have advice to dispense. Aircon units tend to be sealed units and you shouldn't need to top them up. My aircon recharge lasted 3 months so I went to the dealer as my car was still under warranty. I believed something was wrong with the aircon but the dealer insisted they recharge the unit themselves again before they would action any repair under warranty. Vauxhall recharge includes a UV die that spills out of the leak. A few weeks later, Vauxhall found a leak in the pump/compressor and replaced the whole thing free of charge under warranty.


I thought air con needed topping up with some type of gas?


Yeah refridgerant gas. My advice is if your air con needs topping and your car is still under warranty then go to a dealer not Kwik Fit.
#36
spenspuma
andynicol
spenspuma
andynicol
spenspuma
whateveryouwant
Did you know that if you buy brakes from Kwik Fit and they fit them then they have a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own the car. You wont have to pay for any more..
As the average time a person keeps a car is 2 years...and the average time brakes should last is 4 years...then Kwik Fit pretty much know that hardly anyone is going to own a car long enough to need 2 sets of brakes.
But for those folks outwith your 'average' figures, the lifetime brake deal sounds attractive to me.I wasn't aware of it, but I'll keep it in mind for future reference.p.s. I've had the same family car for 5 years now, and the wifes had hers for nearly 2 years.
And how many times have you had to change the brakes on them??? this only works out good if youve changed them on each car twice or more...which is highly unlikely unless you drive like an idiot.Thats the whole reason why KwikFit have this offer, cos they know its highly improbably they will have many people return for free brakes.
My family car is on an 05 plate and I replaced the brakes last year.My second car is on an 02 plate and I replaced the brakes not long after I got it, probably about 18 months ago.I do not forsee me changing either car in the next couple of years unless one has a major defect.Like I said earlier for someone who is going to keep there car for several years, the life-time brake deal is pretty attractive, if only for peace of mind.
Exactly my point......you need to have replaced the brakes TWICE for this deal to kick in (the frist replacement you have to pay for at Kwikfit, the second would be free)......and most people never own their cars that long to have to get the brakes replaced twice.


You miss my point ; IF someone had there car for a few years, (yes it possibly is against the average but DOES happen (as in my case) long enough to replace the brakes twice (I would guess 7/8 years) it would be attractive.
I fully concede that for folks only keeping there cars for 2/3 years not worthwhile, unless of course KwikFit were the cheapest at the time....
#37
andynicol
spenspuma
andynicol
spenspuma
andynicol
spenspuma
whateveryouwant
Did you know that if you buy brakes from Kwik Fit and they fit them then they have a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own the car. You wont have to pay for any more..
As the average time a person keeps a car is 2 years...and the average time brakes should last is 4 years...then Kwik Fit pretty much know that hardly anyone is going to own a car long enough to need 2 sets of brakes.
But for those folks outwith your 'average' figures, the lifetime brake deal sounds attractive to me.I wasn't aware of it, but I'll keep it in mind for future reference.p.s. I've had the same family car for 5 years now, and the wifes had hers for nearly 2 years.
And how many times have you had to change the brakes on them??? this only works out good if youve changed them on each car twice or more...which is highly unlikely unless you drive like an idiot.Thats the whole reason why KwikFit have this offer, cos they know its highly improbably they will have many people return for free brakes.
My family car is on an 05 plate and I replaced the brakes last year.My second car is on an 02 plate and I replaced the brakes not long after I got it, probably about 18 months ago.I do not forsee me changing either car in the next couple of years unless one has a major defect.Like I said earlier for someone who is going to keep there car for several years, the life-time brake deal is pretty attractive, if only for peace of mind.
Exactly my point......you need to have replaced the brakes TWICE for this deal to kick in (the frist replacement you have to pay for at Kwikfit, the second would be free)......and most people never own their cars that long to have to get the brakes replaced twice.
You miss my point ; IF someone had there car for a few years, (yes it possibly is against the average but DOES happen (as in my case) long enough to replace the brakes twice (I would guess 7/8 years) it would be attractive.I fully concede that for folks only keeping there cars for 2/3 years not worthwhile, unless of course KwikFit were the cheapest at the time....

Which was exactly my point....i didnt say NOBODY would make use of the deal, just that very very few would keep their cars long enough to take up the offer - it can only be 1 or 2% of car owners that keep their cars 8+ years...its a very small minority.

Kwikfit knows this and hence why they make the offer. Its about 2% of car owners that will keep theior cars long enough and out of that 2%, probably half of them would have forgotten the deal in 8 years, or even lost the receipt. So Kwikfit know they are onto a winner with this deal....


The other thing to mention is that even the tiny tiny fraction of people that will actually go back to them...will get ripped off as they will GUARANTEE to say the discs need changing too..and will quote double what anyone else would to get them done (they wont replace the pads free unless other work 'needed' is done.

KwitFit are a BIG con...con artists. - I bought my dads car off him any years ago and the brakes started making a noise so i took it to Kwikfit...they said it needed pads but also discs....they quoted a rediculous amount, but conned me into having them done as they said it was dangerous not too 'blah blah blah'. I paid out only to find out from my dad the following week that he'd had the Dicsc replaced the previous year!!!! - i will NEVER use kwikfit ever in my life again.

Edited By: spenspuma on Jan 07, 2011 09:53
#38
spenspuma
andynicol
spenspuma
andynicol
spenspuma
andynicol
spenspuma
whateveryouwant
Did you know that if you buy brakes from Kwik Fit and they fit them then they have a lifetime guarantee for as long as you own the car. You wont have to pay for any more..
As the average time a person keeps a car is 2 years...and the average time brakes should last is 4 years...then Kwik Fit pretty much know that hardly anyone is going to own a car long enough to need 2 sets of brakes.
But for those folks outwith your 'average' figures, the lifetime brake deal sounds attractive to me.I wasn't aware of it, but I'll keep it in mind for future reference.p.s. I've had the same family car for 5 years now, and the wifes had hers for nearly 2 years.
And how many times have you had to change the brakes on them??? this only works out good if youve changed them on each car twice or more...which is highly unlikely unless you drive like an idiot.Thats the whole reason why KwikFit have this offer, cos they know its highly improbably they will have many people return for free brakes.
My family car is on an 05 plate and I replaced the brakes last year.My second car is on an 02 plate and I replaced the brakes not long after I got it, probably about 18 months ago.I do not forsee me changing either car in the next couple of years unless one has a major defect.Like I said earlier for someone who is going to keep there car for several years, the life-time brake deal is pretty attractive, if only for peace of mind.
Exactly my point......you need to have replaced the brakes TWICE for this deal to kick in (the frist replacement you have to pay for at Kwikfit, the second would be free)......and most people never own their cars that long to have to get the brakes replaced twice.
You miss my point ; IF someone had there car for a few years, (yes it possibly is against the average but DOES happen (as in my case) long enough to replace the brakes twice (I would guess 7/8 years) it would be attractive.I fully concede that for folks only keeping there cars for 2/3 years not worthwhile, unless of course KwikFit were the cheapest at the time....
Which was exactly my point....i didnt say NOBODY would make use of the deal, just that very very few would keep their cars long enough to take up the offer - it can only be 1 or 2% of car owners that keep their cars 8+ years...its a very small minority. Kwikfit knows this and hence why they make the offer. Its about 2% of car owners that will keep theior cars long enough and out of that 2%, probably half of them would have forgotten the deal in 8 years, or even lost the receipt. So Kwikfit know they are onto a winner with this deal....The other thing to mention is that even the tiny tiny fraction of people that will actually go back to them...will get ripped off as they will GUARANTEE to say the discs need changing too..and will quote double what anyone else would to get them done (they wont replace the pads free unless other work 'needed' is done.KwitFit are a BIG con...con artists. - I bought my dads car off him any years ago and the brakes started making a noise so i took it to Kwikfit...they said it needed pads but also discs....they quoted a rediculous amount, but conned me into having them done as they said it was dangerous not too 'blah blah blah'. I paid out only to find out from my dad the following week that he'd had the Dicsc replaced the previous year!!!! - i will NEVER use kwikfit ever in my life again.

Ah, that explains it, due to a bad experience you avoid KF, fair do's, your choice, I personally have never had a problem with them, but have used them rarely - only when my local independent garage was closed/too busy.

I still have the opinion that some will benefit from the deal.
#39
Kwik Fit are fine for a generic exhaust, a tyre and an aircon recharge. I personally don't trust them any further than that. So I wouldn't take my car for a service or an MOT. Most of my experiences have been ok. You get to know your local Kwik Fit and can assess their performance for yourself on a branch by branch basis. Only on one occasion did they alarm me perhaps unnecessarily and suggest slightly needless work.
#40
I have used kwick fit last year and the aircon last for 7 months only. I will never back to them again.

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