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This one isnt listed on the website, but basically I just had a full service and MOT for £128 - bargain I thought. The full service(which is a yearly which isn't a major I think!) is £99.99, down from around £160, and the MOT is half price at £25 and a few pence. This may only be the case if you get them both done at the same time, not sure!

Apparently this offer is on until the end of this month!

Hope this helps someone
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#1
just went to the site and put my details in and it says.....

Estimated Price Calculator
You have selected a MOT at Swindon
The estimated price for this service type is £50.35 With your Automate discount the estimated price is £45.32

and its only a bog standard peugeot 406!....

so £45 not £25?

is there a place you have to click to get said price?
#2
As I said, not listed on the website. Would suggest using the branch finder and giving them a call - I didn't find out until I took the car down!
#3
You usually only get a big discount on the MOt if you take a full service..

Last time i used them i had to argue to get the discounts that i was suppose to. the guy was adamant you had to pay full price for the MOT when you had a discounted service ( the offer at the time said 20% off full service and MOT if taken together) . He said you can't have a discounted mot if your service is discounted - even though there was a big poster behind him saying just that.

Their full service is a bit of a rip off. If you compare the services, there is hardly any extra items covered above the much cheaper interim service. Thats why they can offer discounts and incentives on the full service.

I just had my MOT done at an independant MOT centre .One that only does MOTs, and does not do repairs. This way you know they aren't making up repairs ( as many seem to do). They charged £40 for the MOT.
banned#4
You can also use Tesco clubcard vouchers at a ratio of £4 to £1 for an MOT and/or a full service (my MOT yesterday came to £12.50 in clubcard tokens).
#5
Nationwide found somethings on my car that they said made it fail, i took it somewhere else and they didnt even mention them, wasnt impressed with Nationwide
#6
hmmm cheap mot but i bet they find plenty of things that need doing to pass the mot ;-)
banned#7
Chester Tay
Nationwide found somethings on my car that they said made it fail, i took it somewhere else and they didnt even mention them, wasnt impressed with Nationwide

Swings and roundabouts really. 3 years ago NW quoted me £250 for repairs so took it to Setyres and no repairs required. Stayed with Setyres until they quoted me £200 last week so went to NW and no repairs required :giggle:
#8
Exactly....mine needed bits doing, but he didnt charge me for any of them(admittedly only small items, but still!).

CSI as well, worth mentioning that if you have Tesco Car Insurance(which is generally a hot deal in itself :)), you get 10-20% off servicing, MOT and repairs at NW.

Like any other garage, some will be good, some won't. The one I went to I cant really fault.
banned#9
CSI?

You also get 10% off if you are in the AA.
#10
Wouldn't go to nationwide if last place on earth, last time it went there it cost me double at another garage trying to sort out the problems they caused. Did eventually get money back after months. And the manager at our local branch as rude as hell.
#11
Ditto...I would never go back there even with the Tesco Clubcard deal, they told me all sorts of lies about what needed fixing...took it to another independent garage and it cost me less than a quarter of the price Nationwide would have charged.
banned#12
cathjaneg2000
Ditto...I would never go back there even with the Tesco Clubcard deal, they told me all sorts of lies about what needed fixing...took it to another independent garage and it cost me less than a quarter of the price Nationwide would have charged.

Perhaps you should have reported them then.
#13
At the end of the day, you cant really judge the company on one branch. Independant garages vary just as much - took my car to a mechanic with a good rep for brakes, he qutoed £85 which ended up being £150....it can happen anywhere.
banned#14
MrShed
At the end of the day, you cant really judge the company on one branch. Independant garages vary just as much - took my car to a mechanic with a good rep for brakes, he qutoed £85 which ended up being £150....it can happen anywhere.
Same here - Kwikfit quoted £350 for pads & discs and NW did it for £100 and I know they did it all as I was watching. As always, shopping around is the best policy but if you are on this site, then you know that already :giggle:
#15
Just a note folks....
I work on the buses and there is a government body called VOSA (used to be the department of transport), anyway, if you are not happy that the garage has just failed your car with a view to getting repair costs out of you when you take it to another and it passes no problem tell the original garage (in this case NW) that you will take the matter up with VOSA as you can appeal against the fail certificate, especially if another garage just passed it!!!.
If the garage is found to be failing cars to get repair costs out of it they risk losing the license to do MOT's which is their livelyhood, chances are that they may refund without it going any further (maybe for the poster above that to it to another garage and it went straight through) as they risk the license. VOSA details are on the MOT certificate or in the phonebook.
:thumbsup: just a bit of info that might help some folks, it worked for a friend of mine who this happened to with another garage(they tried to pull a fast one as she was female!!!):whistling:
#16
csiman
You can also use Tesco clubcard vouchers at a ratio of £4 to £1 for an MOT and/or a full service (my MOT yesterday came to £12.50 in clubcard tokens).



Good shout, can only be used on the above things although they accepted mine for an MOT and full service and allowed me to pay the extra cash to upgrade to major service. You have to pay the full price though rather than any discounted price.

Also discount available for clubcard holders, can't remember how much but worth doing. Can't combine it with the deals vouchers tho.
#17
These guys are a rip off when it comes to parts also they enjoy making your car fail mot so they can reap the rewards from it by making you buy parts from them, stick to independant garages!
#18
NW Autocentres are clueless ripoff merchants.

I was charged £450 to change drive belts on my Audi A4.

They failed to spot the belts failed because the alternator bearing was seized.

Car broke down again with same fault.

Audi dealer told me this was a common fault, and fixed it for £250.

I spent a total of £700 when it should have only cost £250 at Audi dealer.
#19
Remember people, just because one garage didn't "find" anything, doesn't mean there is actually nothing wrong with your car. It could be (quite likely) that the garage didn't bother to find anything, or not skillful enough to find anything, which is much worse than receiving a quote.

As far as I can see, there is no incentive whatsoever for the employees there to make something up. They are on monthly rate and don't get like a bonus if they have to work hard on your car. However, this is the same reason I go there for repairs.

The thing I like about Nationwide though, is that you know what you are getting before you go. There is no universal definition for a "full service" you know.
#20
If you disagree with a test result ask the garage for a VT17 form, this is the official appeal form.Do not have any other work done on your car or take it to another garage as this will void your appeal. VOSA will do another test on your vehicle usually at a different MOT station to the original one in the presence of the original tester. If the original test is found to be wrong points will be awarded against the tester and on reaching a designated amount the tester will be asked to sit a revision course before he tests again, action can be taken against the nominated tester(garage) and the quality controller too.If the origianl test is deemed to have been a fair test the person who objected has to meet the full cost of second test.
Remember for as many garages that may be unscrupulous and test too strict with a view to making money there are those that test far too leniently and in some cases do a quick test in order to get as many through the door as possable in a day, the latter is looked on with more venom by VOSA.
I worked as a tester for 30 yrs upto leaving the garage game in 2006 and have worked for main agents, fast fit places and national companies (yes i worked for nationwide too!) and all the garages are as good as the technicians they employ! If you find a good one and are happy with them stick with them there are good and bad in every trade.
#21
wywywywy
Remember people, just because one garage didn't "find" anything, doesn't mean there is actually nothing wrong with your car. It could be (quite likely) that the garage didn't bother to find anything, or not skillful enough to find anything, which is much worse than receiving a quote.

Agreed.

I use the same small garage every year for my MOT's, they're the cheapest around, offer free retest and I actually trust them to do a good MOT. I would rather have a valid fail than a pass I wasn't 100% sure of.

Still wouldn't let them near my car with a spanner though:giggle:
banned#22
Shengis
Agreed.

I use the same small garage every year for my MOT's, they're the cheapest around, offer free retest and I actually trust them to do a good MOT. I would rather have a valid fail than a pass I wasn't 100% sure of.

Still wouldn't let them near my car with a spanner though:giggle:

All garages do a free restest if repairs are carried out there after a failure. They can charge 50% for a restest if you take the car elsewhere for repairs.
#23
csiman
All garages do a free restest if repairs are carried out there after a failure. They can charge 50% for a restest if you take the car elsewhere for repairs.

Just to make it clearer, they give me the 50% retest free too, although I wouldn't really mind paying the extra £15 as its still cheaper than retail:thumbsup:

They told me something wierd last time though that I didn't realise. If it fails on a minor thing (tyres, bulbs etc) it has to be back within 24 hours or no partial retest at all. Never said that before:thinking:
#24
NW also give discounts on MOTs if you are an AA member - I think I pay about £33 with them which is pretty good for a MOT.

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