The c5 went into yet another garage who assured my dad they would cure it,when it went in it was only driving for 4 miles before conking out.
RAC trailed it to the garage which was 18 miles away as local garages had tried and failed to repair it and left dad with the bills.
The garage rang to say the car was ready for collection,dad asked if they could possibly drive it back to him if he then drove the driver back,this was to make sure the car would drive the 18 miles! the garage said no so i took dad up to this garage to collect the car.
The receptionist was boasting to other customers waiting that they were the only garage that could fix this troublesome car etc etc
Dad coughed up the £381 bill and I followed behind him,after a few miles i noticed an awful smell and kept wondering if it was my car,the smell got worse and worse,after 12 miles dad pulled over and opened the bonnet and petrol was tissing out everywhere!
Rung the garage and asked they send a truck or mechanic to sort it,they said they didnt have either available and we would have to send for the rac which we did.
The rac guy turned up and found that the garage hadnt secured some sensors and a pipe properly hence the fuel leaking out,he managed to sort it on the roadside.
Now on dads bill is a charge for an "extensive 15 mile road test"
I seriously dont think they dont this and neither does the rac guy who has written dad a report stating that.
Is it worth pursuing? the bill was paid with a barclaycard