Kwik Fit fitters are a bunch of tricky f****ers
Turns out that Kwik Fit mechanics are not the ones to trust – in fact, according to a new BBC1 consumer show, they regularly rip off customers by doing unnecessary work to their cars.
The show, called Your Money, Their Tricks, brought 10 cars into various branches of Kwik Fit for their free brake and tyre check, and in 4 out of 10 cases, mechanics tried to convince customers they needed extra work – amounting to £700 in total.
Also, the undercover report revealed that they didn't even bother carrying out some of the promised checks, as they were probably too busy looking at Page 3 and talking about oily flanges. Some of the tyres actually had NAILS in them, which they failed to spot. Oops.
Kwik Fit, said they had 'zero tolerance of staff recommending unnecessary work' and that a senior management team will investigate, but they also disagreed with some of the shows assertions that the suggested work was unnecessary.
One thing's for sure –a few Kwik Fit employees will be filling their boiler suits with terror when they see the show…