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Garage Refuses To Fix Man's Car For Dumb Reason

Garage Refuses To Fix Man's Car For Dumb Reason

He was fuming over the incident

James Dawson

James Dawson

An unlucky driver has claimed that a mechanic refused to repair his car because it was raining.

Salesman Christopher Mills was hoping to get the bonnet catch fixed on his VW Golf, at Jamil's Autos in Greater Manchester last Thursday.

But he says he was forced to get the work done elsewhere after a member of staff stuck his hand out of the garage to check the weather, then said there was too much of a downpour to to work on the vehicle.

The 31-year-old said: "He just put his hand out and said, 'It's raining.' That was his excuse for not coming out to fix my car.

"I was just laughing and I said to him, 'It's life, mate.' We're in England - it rains.

"He said to me, 'Come back tomorrow.'

"I just couldn't believe it and I was sat in the car laughing for 10 or 15 minutes.

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"Then rain stopped after that time but I don't think he would have taken the job on at that point - probably because there had just been a really hard five-minute downfall.

"It's like a person behind a till in a shop not serving you because they can't be bothered.

"I went to Jamil's Auto's on the recommendation of another garage.

"The whole thing was just completely laughable. I could see it in his eyes that he was just trying to think of his next excuse."

Christopher then went to another garage nearby to get his car fixed up.

However, Jamil Autos denied Christopher's claim insisting they were too busy to take the job on.

The mechanic who dealt with Christopher said: "I had apologised to the fact that we could not sort the car today as previously mentioned by the gentleman that we had five cars waiting for service.

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"This means we had jobs to return back to customers on that day and it was getting towards time to give the jobs back. We close at 6pm and this gentleman had come around 4pm which leaves us little time to sort an issue that could take a while.

"It would have been unreasonable for me to leave my existing work that were due to be completed and collected by the end of the day to attend this gentleman's job.

"There is nothing we could have done in that situation to assist the gentleman as we are a small family-run business and we did not want to take on any more work for that specific day that would leave the rest of the work incomplete and our customers unhappy."

Who knows where the truth lies.

Featured Image Credit: Mercury Press

Topics: Cars