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Free brake Check Kwik Fit

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Free Brake Check Kwik Fit free brake examination includes the digital measurement of wear on brake pads, shoes, brake discs and drums against the manufacturer’s specifications. The aim is to provide
dbecks07 Avatar1w, 5d agoFound 1 week, 5 days ago39 Comments
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trust me, go here and you will need new brakes. no matter how good yours are. From experience you'll get poor service and poor workmanship.
Kwik fit should be the last place you go for anything...... Ever!
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Free break check..then when they've told you need new pads and shoes,and tyres, and aircon refill you'll leave £200 lighter...but happy in the fact that you got your FREE brake check!! lol
Bargain for that lot at £200, more like £500!
​£500 where do u get yours done your being ripped rite off
The answer was for Kwik fit. New pads shoes tyres and air con will be far more than £200!
I sense avoidance is mandatory.
Might be free but they'll either tell you your car has a load of problems it doesn't just to get money out of you or tell you everything is fine when it's not
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Free Winter Car Check @ Kwik-Fit

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Free Winter Car check at Kwik Fit. What is included within our free winter safety check? To keep you moving this winter we’ll check your car's: Tyres - We will check the overall condition of your
Danjw91 Avatar6m, 3w agoFound 6 months, 3 weeks ago14 Comments
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A garage is only as good as the technicians who work there... Good techs are not generally found working at kwikfit or halfords etc.

Edited By: RealDash on Nov 07, 2015 11:50
Even years ago, my nan used my local Kwik-Fit and they tried to rip her off then too! Never use a Kwik-Fit-Fitter!
"SORRY SIR WHILE TOPPING UP YOU WINDSCREEN FLUID WE NOTICED THAT YOUR ENGINE, WHEELS AND CAR BADGE ARE ALL DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR"

Can you fit me in straight away? LOL
After Kwik Fit told my wife she needed a new catalytic converter on her car because of a corroded heatshield which was rattling I would never go near them again .....one stainless steel jubilee clip to hold the heat shield & 5 passed MOT's later....no issues with the catalyst at all
Uridium
the Nitrogen scam is nothing new though...Kwik-Fit have been fleecing customers for years. Nobody goes in and gets work done without them 'finding' something extra that needs doing...usually with some scare story of how dangerous your car is until it's fixed to worry the naive into paying for unneeded work

Once got my brakes checked there, imagine my shock when they told me they didn't need changing as they had a good few thousand miles worth of driving left on them. Must have been a friday afternoon or something :)
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Breakdown Cover from only £12.86 for 12 months + TCB / Quidco @ Kwik-Fit Insurance Services

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Breakdown Cover from only £12.86* for 12 months at Kwik-Fit Insurance Services which is a great price if your car is less than 5 years old with the option of pay monthly as well. * Price based on Roa…
cliosport65 Avatar10m, 2w agoFound 10 months, 2 weeks ago47 Comments
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Breakdown Cover from only £12.86* for 12 months at Kwik-Fit Insurance Services which is a great price if your car is less than 5 years old with the option of pay monthly as well.
* Price based on Roadside Cover for a vehicle 5 years or younger (prices vary depending on chosen level of cover. Duration of cover is 12 months) Price correct as of 12/07/15 & is subject to change.
89% of customers recommend them and 4.4 / 5 at the review centre
24-hour UK cover 365 days a year
Average response time of only 39 minutes
Over 2,300 recovery vehicles
79% of vehicles repaired at the roadside
Roadside - Roadside assistance and local recovery £12.86
Roadside Plus - Roadside assistance and recovery to destination £17.31
UK Recovery - Home Start, roadside and recovery to destination £27.79
UK & European Recovery - Full UK Recovery & European Recovery £50.37
All above prices are based on a car that is less than 5 years old.
Thanks to huw51e for pointing out that there is also 15% cashback for an online purchase if going through Topcashback.
There is also 15% cashback if going through Quidco
http://www.kwik-fitinsurance.co.uk/breakdown-cover
discount4cash
was going to use start rescue as they are similar in price to these how does does customer service rate are they more based throughout UK or mainly in south?


​I bet that you can't say all that in one breath!!
ScorchingHot
I dunno why people always seem to slate KwikFit; I've often taken cars to garages (not JUST my local one!), and I've always had excellent service, and never been ripped off. I commented on my car making some odd noise whilst driving and I had my car up in the air in no time, they took all the tyres off, checked everything they could, including the brakes etc, and ensured it was fully safe to drive. It took them just over two hours to look at my car, and they didn't charge me a single penny!


​Partly agree but last time I took a tyre in for puncture repair they charged me £17. I suppose that I had got used to them doing free repairs for all those years. Such is progress
Any takers for a 15 year old car?
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I've just gone with green flag, recovery plus £61, £50 cashback through quidco effectively £11, it tracked ok, so hopefully I'll get it.


​Its always risky relying on cashback to get a cheaper deal you should remember that it's only a bonus if the cashback is paid ;)
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Free fuel card when you buy 2 or more Michelin tyres in June / July @ Kwik-Fit

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Buy two or more and get a free fuel card , value dependant upon purchase ie no of tyres and size of tyres. Worth a punt if you need new ones.
iceni Avatar11m, 3w agoFound 11 months, 3 weeks ago4 Comments
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Nice, would like 2 Pilot Sport 3s for my Golf as my Goodyear Eagles haven't lasted very long!

dparr59
Good Offer but my Michelin tyres for a 2013 polo are not available on line !
The Process
To be eligible for the Fuel Gift Card from Michelin, you must:
Have bought 2 or more Michelin tyres online at http://www.kwik-fit.com (unfortunately, this offer is not available for in centre purchases)
Have your tyres fitted at a Kwik Fit centre within 1 month of purchase
After tyre fitting, enter your details and submit the form below, including a valid order reference number
The Fuel Gift Card will be sent within 60 days of receipt of the claim form
If you have any problems regarding the Fuel Card promotion, please call 0844 875 1111


Check camskill or amazon for tyres and get a local independent to fit them.
There can be deals on those sites.
Good Offer but my Michelin tyres for a 2013 polo are not available on line !

The Process

To be eligible for the Fuel Gift Card from Michelin, you must:

Have bought 2 or more Michelin tyres online at http://www.kwik-fit.com (unfortunately, this offer is not available for in centre purchases)
Have your tyres fitted at a Kwik Fit centre within 1 month of purchase
After tyre fitting, enter your details and submit the form below, including a valid order reference number
The Fuel Gift Card will be sent within 60 days of receipt of the claim form
If you have any problems regarding the Fuel Card promotion, please call 0844 875 1111



Edited By: dparr59 on Jun 07, 2015 00:52
Nice, would like 2 Pilot Sport 3s for my Golf as my Goodyear Eagles haven't lasted very long!
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£5 - £40 cashback on various types of Tyres purchased kwik-fit.

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£5 - £40 cashback on various types of Tyres purchased kwik-fit.
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Up to £80 cashback when buying 2 or more Pirelli tyres with FREE mobile fitting too @ Kwik fit (Quidco too)

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When buying a two or more Pirelli tyres you can get up to £80 cashback (£20 per tyre). Book online and automatically qualify for free mobile fitting at a place of your choice as well. Prices compare
Sleepy1234 Avatar1y, 2m agoFound 1 year, 2 months ago22 Comments
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There's a joke somewhere here about needing winter tyres or snow chains due to the extreme cold this post has made. Don't fret, it'll come to me... :D

Edited By: Sleepy1234 on Mar 16, 2015 18:42
davey369
When buying a pair of Pirelli tyres you can get up to £80 cashback (£20 per tyre)
Pair of tyres, 2 tyres, £20 cashback each = £40 not £80

Thanks for that. I've changed the description. Maybe that was the problem? Perhaps I just need to sit back and warm my hands on all the heat coming my way... ;)

Edited By: Sleepy1234 on Mar 16, 2015 14:56: .
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When buying a pair of Pirelli tyres you can get up to £80 cashback (£20 per tyre)

Pair of tyres, 2 tyres, £20 cashback each = £40 not £80
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Cost you more than £80 in extras when they try and fleece you for brakes, new alloys a new engine etc, whatever these con artists can try and get out of you.

AVOID KWIK FIT.


Who said you had to get the extras done? They will recommend work but as long as you say no they can't do anything to charge you more than what you went there for in the first place!

chrisking84
Why are people talking about extras like breaks ect??
This is about tyres!!
Last deal I got on tyres was with kwik fit, beat black circles and other internet site. Plus I was cheeky and asked if they would do the wheel alignment half price which was £15 cheaper anywhere else!
Why do people rate cold when they clearly don't know what they are talking about????


Like most, I wouldn't let them any where near my expensive alloy wheels near mind touch anything else on my car!
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chrisking84
Why are people talking about extras like breaks ect??
This is about tyres!!
Last deal I got on tyres was with kwik fit, beat black circles and other internet site. Plus I was cheeky and asked if they would do the wheel alignment half price which was £15 cheaper anywhere else!
Why do people rate cold when they clearly don't know what they are talking about????


Most local garages will do the tracking for free if you buy 2 tyres. All my locals have done. Also, if £15 is half price, it still ain't that good value. That's the going rate round here
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30% off everything @ Kwik Fit (Colchester)

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This is for the grand opening of the Colchester North Station Road Kwik-Fit and is for Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd November. I am getting the air conditioning sorted Car Tyres Van Tyres 4x4 Tyres Ru…
battelaxe Avatar1y, 6m agoFound 1 year, 6 months ago3 Comments
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Same again. I wouldn't go near these. Very pressurised selling, especially to vulnerable. I was disgusted with what I witnessed and walked out of the Balby, Doncaster branch. They had me waiting to be served, whilst intimidating a lady into having lots of work done. She said she'd go away and think about it, but they went on an on at her, while I was there it went on for long enough, so walked out. Also had a very bad experience with caravan tyres using their mobile service. And the excuses they made...apparently it's very difficult to get hold of standard caravan tyres...appalling from a large, national company if this is the case, as I could have gone to a local tyre garage and had some fitted the next day, but only went and paid their premium for their mobile service...what a mistake. Was over 2 weeks from start to finish and numerous phone calls on my behalf.

Sorry to ramble, but it really got me angry. They have customer service issues and need to train their staff in a different way. Pulling the wool over vulnerable peoples eyes isn't good!
terryread1
Personally from my experience I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole

Personally, I'd love to have a right good go at them with a barge pole..........
Personally from my experience I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole
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Well priced Goodyear tyres - claim up to £40 cashback (various sizes) @ kwik-fit.com

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I needed a pair of tyres so set about searching online. I saw Kwik-Fit had 25% off Pirelli but even then they were more expensive than other places but then I saw they had cashback on Goodyear Tyres.
Evilsatan Avatar1y, 8m agoFound 1 year, 8 months ago23 Comments
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Well the tyres have been fitted and my pristine alloys have suffered some minor damage. Fortunately I took videos of them this morning and just spoke to Kwik-Fit on the phone who seemed to be very helpful and understanding. The man on the phone said they will build a case, review the evidence and book Chips Away if necessary. Time will tell how well they handle the case.
Looks like I got myself a good deal then, shame about them hiking the price for everyone else though.
now available at quoted 225 - but £157! good news is 235 has got cheaper :-)
johnshutt
in my experience 17" winter tyres are hard to come by for a reasonable price. I resulted in buying a set of 16" steel wheels and fitting 16's - ths also made the swap easier. alloys with summers for errr the summer :) and winter tyres for post November blues.

http://www.mytyres.co.uk is likely the cheapest place to buy winter tyres. then swing by a local fitter slip him a tenner and see if he'll do the fitting.

I just bought four bridgestone winter tyres from oponeo and they were about £10 cheaper per tyre than mytyres
I notice on Oponeo that these tyres are £93 delivered. I just had 4 winter tyres delivered from them with no problem.I imagine you should get them transferred over for about £15/Pair
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MOT (£30.00) or MOT (£20) & Service (-20%) at Kwik-Fit with code MKFE-1013-Y3

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I've received an e-mail from them: £30 is our current online MOT price no online discount code required. Offer ends 31/10/2013. Use online discount code MKFE-1013-Y3 to get 20% off a combined MOT &
marek13 Avatar2y, 7m agoFound 2 years, 7 months ago30 Comments
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Buying service you have MOT for £20. If your car fail the test you can refuse repair

Not bad after today's experience. My car failed MOT because of exhaust which was really in bad condition, I should have repaired it after last winter. The extra cost was £159, I have no idea if it's too much? Well I'm fine with that anyway, it was done all at once.
Waterboy8535
Wow, the amount of people making random stories up just to get their moment of fame is sad."They sprayed WD40 on my shocks and told me they were leaking", really? You've been watching too much Watchdog on the BBC. Wherever I go for an MOT I always watch the tester carrying it out.
Waterboy8535
Wow, the amount of people making random stories up just to get their moment of fame is sad."They sprayed WD40 on my shocks and told me they were leaking", really? You've been watching too much Watchdog on the BBC. Wherever I go for an MOT I always watch the tester carrying it out.
troll troll troll or work for them lol
jeczap

Not voting on this one, but £30 is what paid from my local garage after a quick search online

Buying service you have MOT for £20. If your car fail the test you can refuse repair if you think they're trying to rip you off and go to another garage. You will loose only 20 if you right.
Then you can try to claim your 20 from them on 'misconduct and fraudulent practices' ground I think.


Edited By: marek13 on Oct 03, 2013 10:09
Yes and ATS are coming in a close second recently....experience with two branches and they both over quoted on what was required. Use the local man that has recommends every time
Advised me that my car had passed but that I would need £1100 worth of repairs in the following 12 months to get it through its MOT next time. That was 3 years ago, car has passed every year since with no mention of the problems that Kwikfit had advised me of. Absolutley Ice Cold from me.
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25% off new tyres and brakes at Kwik Fit

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I've just passed a Kwik Fit offering 25% off all new tyres (if you purchase 2 or more). I know some people like to get their car work done at "recognised" garages so this is a great deal for those peo…
ash1824 Avatar2y, 7m agoFound 2 years, 7 months ago7 Comments
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£4.75 for a valve.
Don't forget to add the 200% for extra work the fcukwits will try and get you to pay for!
I have a Honda CVR , Kwick fit quoted me £1000 for 4 tyres with the 25% off, went to Cosco and got them done for £650.00

Voted very Cold
always trying to screw you over let me check this that did you know your brake pads are getting low if it was genuine would be great but its all about the money find yourself a local garage with a good reputation and stick with them

Edited By: smp on Oct 02, 2013 10:09
25% off new tyres and brakes probably means you leave with one corner missing.
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kwik fit - 25% reduction for pirelli tyres

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Kwik Fit Centres are currently running a "25% off Pirelli tyres" promotion. This is only applicable to the full price set in your local Kwik Fit Centre, and does not apply to www.kwik-fit.com. It
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I always go in Kwik Fit with a price and they usually match it.
according to an article in the daily telegraph motoroing supplement - tyres need to be bought `fresh` - steve howat at continental tyres sez "...age-related cracking might occur...it's all down to how the tyre is used...they need to have a good workout to remain in tip-top condition".

t...he younger the tyre you buy, the more life it will have in it. you can tell this by a panel on the side of every tyre. there are four figures usually preceded by the letters DOT. the figures denote the week number and the year that the tyre was manufactured...
No way would i buy from this company.
If you're normally a kwikfit customer this is a fantastic deal, but those looking for deals should shop around the net as the major ones have contracts with local fitters and you have a price to compare with.
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MOT for £25.00 with code @ Kwik-Fit

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This is a very good price for an MOT - VOSA price is £54.85. USE CODE: MOT25-0214 I know KwikFit have a bad rep amongst some people, but must say the branch i use in Orpington on Sevenoaks Road…
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Josaline
Thanks. Just used it today and got my MOT for £25

Thanks for that, new member and welcome.
Mine went through fine a few weeks ago.....

They even told me that i had a puncture, but couldnt fix it, but place down the road would do it for me!
Thanks. Just used it today and got my MOT for £25
Took my car in and passed with no issues. That said it's had new brake discs and pads this year, recent new wipers, I'd checked the fluid levels, tyre pressures and tread depths so knew the usual suspects would be ok.
fonzie2107
MOTd my partners there last month for £25 (trade price) failed on a couple of bits. Bulb, track rod ect.

Took the car away to fix them and took it back for a retest a few hours later and they didn't even check the car. Just reissued the MOT
same with me but i didnt even do anything lol my mechanic said to bo back and said to them to call him
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£30.00 MOT at KWIK FIT

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MoT Testing & Servicing - Altogether Easier All Kwik Fit MoT centres are approved by the Government appointed Vehicle Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and all MoT tests are completed by MoT testers no…
IWOOTN Avatar3y, 2m agoFound 3 years, 2 months ago34 Comments
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Kwik Fit Bristol are struggling -

Andrew Bathe went to Kwik Fit in Cheltenham Road to get two slow punctures on his BMW fixed. After waiting an hour for the first one to be finished, he changed his mind, as he had to go to work in Thornbury, and told the mechanics not to bother with the rear passenger tyre. One of the mechanics reversed his car out of the garage and handed Mr Bathe the keys.
However, they had forgotten to put the locking nut back in the wheel and the four other nuts had not been tightened up.


To give the slagging a bit of balance - I do all my own work on cars, I had a new car (new to me anyway) which I gave a full and detailed service. So when I saw £25 MOTs last year I thought you just try to fail that.....
They passed it with no problem or attempt to sell anything.
I see that the 'Headlight Adjustment' comes in as the way they recoup the discount on the MOT ..... most cars, since about 1997, have adjustable headlights from inside the vehicle, a little dial or switch. Of course, the lowest setting still must be 'set' right .... but, it's clear that is where they get their discount back from.

Kwik Fit have been - for decades - the place you go to if you are willing to get fleeced ....... a place for the gullible and those who wouldn't know a spanner from a hammer.

Edited By: MrRee on Mar 25, 2013 08:39
WalterSmith
Definate fail, they failed by Honda Accord on it's first MOT!!!

Sheisters.

Just because a car is only 3 years old doesnt mean that its roadworthy, its all down to how the owner treats their possession. My 14 year old escort went through last years MOT with only 2 advisories which were (no surprise) a rusting sill and emissions were near the limit but that was due to an after market S/S exhaust being fitted.

As for the OP AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!! Tired to con my mum after she drove her car to the garage (5 miles) by saying that the rear calipers had seized on, laughed my **** off, after my mum pointed out that she had just driven the car fine and was only after the pads changing. Then to top it off she pointed out to the 'mechanic' that maybe he should take the handbrake off 1st.
Marked as expired over 3 -4 hours ago, so can't understand how comments can still be added. I knew by about 3rd comment it wasn't gonna work. like i say we have to go to DVA here so have no experience of garages / kwik fit or others doing MOT's.
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air con recharge £29.00 @kwikfit centres

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doesnt seem a bad price for a recharge
the porter Avatar3y, 5m agoFound 3 years, 5 months ago13 Comments
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I have used Quick fit for some years now i had a lot of trouble with independant mechanics using used parts that were duff.
i had heard all the bad stuff about Quick fit but i was in a hurry so gave it a go. I do know a bit about cars, before computers made garages essential, i did most work myself. Any how i gave my car to quick fit for a service and mot. and yes they did offer to do other jobs but made it clear that these were cautionary jobs not essential work. I was happy to see my old filters and brake shoes.

Since they have done brakes exhaust tyres and MOT as required all at the same centre I moved house and tried a different QF centre and i will not use that particular centre again as things were not as they should be, i dont believe they did half the work and the air con stopped working. cant prove it but i believe it was deliberate sabotage. so i went to the old centre for my next service. My conclusion It depends on the people not the firm some people are lying cheats some are not.
There's £20 off voucher on the ATS website for this making it £25 I think so cheaper than this and better reviews.
its a good deal thanks for posting, dont be put off by cold voting
they normally take air temp then if not improved no charge! i dont think they do any work other than recharge on air con systems
Ujval
Is the service really that bad?

no, used them several times, car is connected to a big machine, they enter veh details and its all done machine, coolant is removed then correct amount of new stuff is added. never had a problem. mind you i wouldn't trust kwik fit to do anything else
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KWIK FIT complete air conditioning recharge service REDUCED FROM £49 T0 £29.00

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Just made a booking to have a complete air conditioning recharge service and reduced to only £29 instead of the normal £49
dtlewis28 Avatar3y, 6m agoFound 3 years, 6 months ago29 Comments
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I haven't had the aircon service, but had two cars mot'd at the Bridgend branch back in November....12 year old 206 & a 9 year old VX 220,both passed but the guy explained the advisories and added a quote for the work along with the mot cert, no pressure and pleasant service.
Give them a chance before writing them off.
Hmmm better try another branch then, thanks
No just turned up mate did not want to pay up front in case there was a problem
Do you have to book online for this price, just rang to book in for my dad and he quoted £49 , said its showing as £29 online
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Quik Fit MOT £25.00 with voucher code

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MOT £25 with voucher code WDMOT1106 Book and pay online, less than 1/2 the guide price from the Ministry of Transport.
posty123 Avatar3y, 8m agoFound 3 years, 8 months ago43 Comments
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This is still valid. I've used them and not had an issue.
I have used Kwik Fit for an MOT a few times. One time I had a rumble and expected to need a new bearing. They ended up just needing to tighten the hub and charged me £25 for it. Yes it is a 5 min job but at least they were honest about it not being the bearing.

Another time the headlight needed a small adjustment and was done without charge. So it really does depend on the standards used at that garage. I am about to buy my fathers 2003 BMW off him so will stick it in to KF for the current £25 MOT and see what they say about it. If it has something major that another garage then confirms then we can just use it as a trade in on my fathers new car.
Seanieboy70
I refuse to go to Kwik Fit for Tyres etc, my wife took the car in there for a new exhaust, and ended up having a one night stand with Brian, a tyre fitter.

Sorry to hear that, but unfortunately,
You can't get better than a Kwik Fit fitter
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I refuse to go to Kwik Fit for Tyres etc, my wife took the car in there for a new exhaust, and ended up having a one night stand with Brian, a tyre fitter.
celticprince
Good price OP; sorry to hear you will be failing your next MOT though :p

Would never trust this shower of sh1t :(

I have to update my post and say that after a bit of a think I decided to keep an open mind and book my Land Rover into the local Kwik Fit for £25 on the basis that I would be observing the MOT. Well, I could not be happier; the examiner was a Land Rover enthusiast, very thorough and very fair with the test. The car passed with a couple of advisories (I was aware of them all) and he even adjusted the o/s headlight beam without considering making a charge. I have learned that with these national chains, it is all down to the specific personnel; each branch will be different and if you happen to fall lucky you can receive a good service. I have never visited this branch before and TBH I would only be happy if the same guy was doing the MOT again.

Personally, I would always wait and observe a MOT as it may be too tempting for a garage to 'fail' the car and then replace the bulbs and adjust the headlight beam etc. etc. ;)

Cheers

Edited By: celticprince on Sep 14, 2012 13:17
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Kwik-fit MOT only £30.00 save 45%

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Kwik-fit is one of the UK's most popular fast fit auto centres and have really upped their game recently, there technicians really are second to none in the industry. An MOT is only £30 when booked on…
shaneylynch Avatar3y, 11m agoFound 3 years, 11 months ago33 Comments
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i've got a code from warranty direct which gives you an mot at KWIT-FIT for £25 - the promo code is WDMOT1106.

book it at http://www.kwik-fit.com

code also gets you 20% off any service required or wanted in connexion with mot.
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I ordered 2 tyres online at a great price and then went to my local branch to have them fitted.
While I was there I observed not just my sale but a few others and everything seemed fine, didn't notice any pressure selling.
I'd definitely give them another go
Any details of your online tyre price as KwikFit tend to be less than competitive. Looking for some tyres myself.
I ordered 2 tyres online at a great price and then went to my local branch to have them fitted.
While I was there I observed not just my sale but a few others and everything seemed fine, didn't notice any pressure selling.
I'd definitely give them another go
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shaneylynch
I think this should be forwarded to Kwik-Fit HQ to see what they have to say for themselves.

Oh, they know. Don't you worry - they know exactly what's going on. Their 'salesmen'/mechanics, call them what you will, are trained to sucker you in. It's company policy.

Shame really. They used to be a far more reputable company when Sir Tom Farmer owned them. The minute he sold out (good few years ago now), they went massively downhill. Most of the goodwill the business had went down the pan.

Word is that Sir Tom founded Farmer Autocare a few years ago for a few reasons, one of which that he was less than impressed over what his previous baby had turned into. I've used Farmer a couple of times in recent years and have been very impressed with them.

Wouldn't **** on a Kwik Fit Centre if it was on fire.

We know they know what's going on - that's the business model. But they may NOT know that WE know too! :p
My local MOT garage does cheaper MOT than Krap Fit and Hall Frauds.
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Air Conditioning Recharge for off-season price from £29.00 @ Kwik-Fit

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This is just a reminder that Kwik Fit are offering this from £29 just now, but the price will probably double by summer. Worth acting now if you know that your A/C felt like it was in need of a recha…
Al_Jolson Avatar4y, 3m agoFound 4 years, 3 months ago27 Comments
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I hate Kwik-Fit. The Newark garage is a complete joke. Go there at your own risk.
As far as I know the machines used by Kwik Fit are automated, they remove (and weigh) the existing refrigerant.
The machine filters out the oil contained within the refrigerant.
The machine creates vacuum (nearly -30Hg I recall, to such a point that any moisture boils off as steam). This aspect is crucial to the life of a system, moisture kills it, and is why Halfords and similar top up cans are called 'death kits' in the industry.
The machine holds the vacuum for a set length of time to check for leaks - it is illegal to refill a system that is leaking.
Some machines filter the old refrigerant and then put it back in with some new to the exact amount required. Oil is added, having worked out what came out.

The old way was to remove all the old refrigerant and put in new. The refrigerant is worth approx £15 a fill alone. So if you have an empty system that has been worked on (parts replaced) a refill at Kwik Fit is well worth it.

Now the question is can the 'fitters' short circuit the machine to speed things up (like ignoring leaks or doing a very short vacuum, such as the previous poster who had it working for 30 mins?).
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Main dealers and highly trained mechanics have never gone together you usually have one guy who knows what he's doing in the whole place and the rest are just told what to do by him.It's not hard to find a decent local place to have your system regassed just ask around.
I've been having to use Kwik Fit for years. I say have to because it's the preferred tyre fitter for our fleet service provider. In fairness to them, the mobile guys that come out are generally outstanding as they tend to put their best guys on that. As for the branches, they tend to be quite hit and miss depending on the grade of staff...but then that's life where ever you go.

Overall, i'd say that they are no better or worse than most other places and coincidentally the wife's Mini is going back to the main dealer for the third time this Thursday to have them re-look at her air conditioning, which they've already re-gassed twice without resolving it. So main dealer and "highly trained mechanics" doesn't necessarily mean superiority over the others.
Al_Jolson
Think a few people are missing the point. Sure, take your car to an A/C specialist if you want, but you'll pay more than £29.

You can buy a gas recharge kit and do it yourself and probably do a far better job of it than Kwikfit. http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_categoryId_165632_productId_812353_langId_-1?cm_mmc=Shopping-_-Google%20Product%20Search-_-Car%20Care%20%26%20Maintenance%2FEngine%20Oils%20%26%20Car%20Fluids%2FCar%20Air%20Conditioning%20Recharge%20%26%20Supplies-_-EZ%20Chill%20Auto%20Air%20Conditioning%20Recharge&source=shopping No doubt there's cheaper available if you look around.
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25% off winter tyres at Kwik Fit

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Marangoni Meteo HP winter tyres. 4 for £350 ish
ballogie Avatar4y, 6m agoFound 4 years, 6 months ago32 Comments
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eldudereno
Winter tyres will certainly help you avoid an out of control nutter that barely changes their driving style when the roads are bad. I've driven with 295 wide (non winter) tyres in the last 4 years and it isn't a problem at all as long as you adapt your driving accordingly to the conditions.

295 tyres will certainly be a problem in the weather we had in scotland last year.
eldudereno
Winter tyres will certainly help you avoid an out of control nutter that barely changes their driving style when the roads are bad. I've driven with 295 wide (non winter) tyres in the last 4 years and it isn't a problem at all as long as you adapt your driving accordingly to the conditions.


That rules out BMWs and recent Audis then! Seriously, rear drive BMWs (and others) on wide standard tyres are stranded when the snow hits. Audis are front drive but newer ones (company cars no doubt) tend to have a problem in the driver's seat. Yes, I know that is a brandist generalisation but it also holds true far too often.

If I had a pound for every time a 3 Series or A4 cut me up or sat 2 feet from my back bumper..............


Edited By: Besford on Nov 06, 2011 10:40
Lol!
justathome
Why not use snow socks. Far cheaper. Avoid Kwik Fit like the Plague (former Manager) in general. And just drive 'IF' you have to.


Sorry, intelligent comments are not permitted in this thread!
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JR Hartley
So winter tyres can stop your car within a shorter distance - could always drive slower - just saying !

what a dumb comment. Driving slower still wont stop you quicker than winter tyres
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Got this via email today. What ever you think of kwik fit please rate the deal, bear in mind if you do it online and book it to you local centre you would normally save over £100 on four tyres so t…
jamieg37 Avatar4y, 7m agoFound 4 years, 7 months ago30 Comments
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was in kwik fit the other day and their first quote for a set of 4 budget tyres was the cheapest i found, including searches on internet (tyre shopper, etc).
They were also the only garage out of the 3 i visited to say my back tyres were still legal.. so pretty honest i'd say.
so they not all bad imo.
Well, to be fair to kwik-fit, for main branded tyres of the particular size I need for my car, they come up nearly 15 to 20% cheaper than tyreshoppers.co.uk and 8-15% cheaper than blackcircles and also cheaper than mytyres.co.uk.

I was rather surprised about that.
No discount at all on tyres. It doesn't apply at all fitting centres and when I tried Bangor, it just applied the original price. Almost, but not quite, tepid!
Kwik Fit do have some good prices on brand name tyres, but you must always purchase online & book your fitting time. If you just turn up you cannot get the internet prices. Downside is they are always trying to sell other work, telling you other tyres aren't legal or whatever. Last time I had front tyres they tried to tell me 1 of rears was illegal & 1 was on limit by less than 1mm. When I went to local garage for MOT following week they passed it & said tyres had at least 5000 more miles in them. I certainly wouldn't let Kwik-Fit MOT my car.
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that makes them just 25% dearer than my local independent...amazed people still shop here when its so easy to get a quote online at many local independents through black circle etc


Agreed, though I've never found Black Circles very competitive.