A recent survey reported that up to one-third of female motorists feel they’re being taken advantage of when they deal with their local garages so ChipsAway have ten tips from for female drivers to avoid being ripped off!
A recent survey reported that up to one-third of female motorists feel they’re being taken advantage of, when they deal with their local garages. It’s not a new statement, but the level of unhappiness amongst female drivers is still surprising, in a time when the gap between gender differences has been narrowed in terms of rights, working conditions and expectations in most other areas.
Gone are the days of articles in womens' magazines with titles like 'Driving. Is It Wise for Wives?' Women make up over half the driving population in the UK – so why are they still seen as easy targets when it comes to vehicle maintenance?
Here are our top tips for finding a reliable and trustworthy mechanic, and avoiding un-necessary shocks when it comes to paying the bill:
And finally – always ensure that the specialist you use complies with the Trading Standards Institute regulations.
ChipsAway is a TSI approved network of SMART repair technicians who operate from both Car Care Centres and a Mobile basis.
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