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Gumbo Robot
2nd November 2015, 15:27
I can't think of anything I'd like to spend my money on less than car repairs. Added to that the garage is always 20 miles in the wrong direction from where I need to be & dropping off / pick up times aren't compatible with office hours.

So...

In this day and age, doesn't anyone (reputable) provide a service where someone comes to your house, takes your car away, fixes it and brings it back?

And if not, why not?

WTFH
2nd November 2015, 15:33
Yes, Aston Martin do it.


"Normal" car companies don't and many even make it difficult to let you have a loan car. They might give you a lift to a nearby address, but that's about it


Have you got an indy near you who specialises in your car brand? If so, they can be the most helpful.

Troll
2nd November 2015, 15:35
My Merc dealership collect & deliver - although the prices they charge for even routine servicing is eye watering

DodgyAgent
2nd November 2015, 15:36
I can't think of anything I'd like to spend my money on less than car repairs. Added to that the garage is always 20 miles in the wrong direction from where I need to be & dropping off / pick up times aren't compatible with office hours.

So...

In this day and age, doesn't anyone (reputable) provide a service where someone comes to your house, takes your car away, fixes it and brings it back?

And if not, why not?

I have a sideline business. If you leave your front door open and keys in the hall I will send one of my "staff" round to pick it up :happy

GlenW
2nd November 2015, 15:36
Merc, BMW and Vauxhall definitely do it.

stek
2nd November 2015, 15:39
I can't think of anything I'd like to spend my money on less than car repairs. Added to that the garage is always 20 miles in the wrong direction from where I need to be & dropping off / pick up times aren't compatible with office hours.

So...

In this day and age, doesn't anyone (reputable) provide a service where someone comes to your house, takes your car away, fixes it and brings it back?

And if not, why not?

Proper contractors just scrap it and buy another Rover 827 Sterling.....

Gumbo Robot
2nd November 2015, 15:46
Have you got an indy near you who specialises in your car brand? If so, they can be the most helpful.

Unfortunately nothing conveniently located for an onward journey into the centre of Bristol.

Will probably mean getting up 1.5 hours earlier & risking my neck on a cold, dark (and probably wet) misery inducing cycle ride.

sal
2nd November 2015, 15:58
I know that some shops offer the pickup/deliver, I'm curious how it works from the insurance perspective? Generally I hate to have strangers driving my car and avoid valet service like the plague.

Project Monkey
2nd November 2015, 16:09
Errr... taxis?

WTFH
2nd November 2015, 16:12
You could sell your car to diseasex who would get it repaired and sell it back to you for less, and give you a lift on his magic carpet.

d000hg
2nd November 2015, 16:17
I think it's just not a service that makes sense to most garages. They have to spare two people from doing actual work, twice, and presumably there are insurance issues.

Good garages are typically busy all the time so don't need to do this.

OwlHoot
2nd November 2015, 16:23
I can't think of anything I'd like to spend my money on less than car repairs. Added to that the garage is always 20 miles in the wrong direction from where I need to be & dropping off / pick up times aren't compatible with office hours.

So...

In this day and age, doesn't anyone (reputable) provide a service where someone comes to your house, takes your car away, fixes it and brings it back?

Yes, the garage I use in North Devon does that. (They are about seven miles away.)



And if not, why not?

(not applicable)

BlueSharp
2nd November 2015, 16:44
Buy a car that can be repaired by any wrench monkey, that has no warranty on it?

Or drop the car off the night before and post the keys through the letter box if it's a dealership/indie specialist job.

You can then organize Enterprise to pick you up from the garage if you have no mates/better half/need a car the next day. When you drop the car off at Enterprise they will run you back to the garage.

woohoo
2nd November 2015, 17:05
I can't think of anything I'd like to spend my money on less than car repairs. Added to that the garage is always 20 miles in the wrong direction from where I need to be & dropping off / pick up times aren't compatible with office hours.

So...

In this day and age, doesn't anyone (reputable) provide a service where someone comes to your house, takes your car away, fixes it and brings it back?

And if not, why not?

If you don't want the hassle of owning a car get a lease car, had a BMW on it and they pickup and leave you a temp car.

Financially I'm sure owning a car and running it into the ground is better but if you don't want any hassle it's an option.

LucidDementia
2nd November 2015, 17:08
Proper contractors just scrap it and buy another nice old Jag.....

FTFY

darmstadt
2nd November 2015, 17:13
My dealer does that if I want him to. I also have a button which I can press if it breaks down and they'll come and pick it up and drive me on or even put me up in a hotel. Its even got a concierge service but I haven't used it yet. Actually, its got a load of things I haven't used, nor will use such as Facebook and Twitter! It does have a 'Screaming Burnout Start' mode which I'm tempted to use at the lights one day but can see myself ending up pointing the wrong way with the arse of the car up a lamp post, perhaps that's why they have the callout button :laugh

stek
2nd November 2015, 17:13
You could sell your car to diseasex who would get it repaired and sell it back to you for less, and give you a lift on his magic carpet.

But he's on £700 a day.....

AtW
2nd November 2015, 18:31
But he's on £700 a day.....

He is on £100 per day normal rate, plus £600 per day to shut the hell up with his constant moaning...

I just need to test it
2nd November 2015, 20:59
Actually a contractor here in Bristol uses a garage with a collection service. I can ask him if you're interested.

Gumbo Robot
2nd November 2015, 21:31
Actually a contractor here in Bristol uses a garage with a collection service. I can ask him if you're interested.

Thanks. That would be appreciated.

meridian
2nd November 2015, 22:07
My car's starter motor packed in a month ago, RAC sorted out a flatbed to come and pick it up and drop it off at the garage, all for free.

BigRed
2nd November 2015, 22:20
I used ServicingStop once. They collect your car from work, screw it up and return it. Had to take them to small claims court to get my money back plus cost of repairs.

BolshieBastard
2nd November 2015, 22:40
I can't think of anything I'd like to spend my money on less than car repairs. Added to that the garage is always 20 miles in the wrong direction from where I need to be & dropping off / pick up times aren't compatible with office hours.

So...

In this day and age, doesn't anyone (reputable) provide a service where someone comes to your house, takes your car away, fixes it and brings it back?

And if not, why not?


Yes. MyCarNeedsA.com - Compare Car Service & MOT Deals (http://mycarneedsa.com)

Enter your details and whether you want garages that offer a collection or drop off service.

AtW
3rd November 2015, 01:23
What would suity do? :confused:

psychocandy
3rd November 2015, 11:43
Always a problem. Especially if you need car to get to client site.

Mobile mechanic? I've used these in the past and even got them to rock up to client car park to sort my motor (assuming client has a car park).