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  1. I ended up using Autotechnic who I was very impressed with. They were the only garage I visited that were aware of the need to have my Haldex pump filter cleaned, non of the others had any knowledge of the need for this work to be carried out. Autotechnic also correctly diagnosed an electrical fault that had developed. Will be using them now for all servicing work.
  2. It doesn't sound like they did give a quote, they simply said they didn't want to carry out the repair. They are not obliged to do a repair for windows 20 years old, and I guess it could be a lot of time wasted - sending someone round, working out if repairable, giving a quote - only for the customer to decide not to have the work done. If they have continuous guaranteed work lined up with new customers then why should they risk wasting time inspecting possible repair work that might not go ahead? They are as free to turn down the work as anyone. Getting involved with out of warranty repair work must be risky for them
  3. You can't blame them for not wanting to take on repair work for windows that are 20 years old. They have no obligation to do the work, and they are probably rushed off their feet doing new installs, possibly with reduced staff due to Covid. Not sure why you would expect a company to undertake repairs on 20 year old windows.
  4. Anyone recommend a car body repair garage? Our car got rear ended with minor rear bumper distortion Other driver was a young lad who seemed a very decent guy who wants to avoid insurance companies which is fine by us. Would like to find a reputable body repair shop for a quote and repair.
  5. The reset finally worked this morning (pressing a paperclip into the reset hole) Can any router be purchased and connected, to replace the standard one supplied by your provider?
  6. It’s the WiFi on my Vodafone router that isn’t working. Devices connected by Ethernet cable seem fine. Whilst I’m waiting weeks for Vodafone to dispute the fault and send a new router I’ve connected an access point to it which is now giving me Wi-Fi.
  7. Anyone got Vodafone internet problems? Our Vodafone broadband went down this afternoon and still isn’t working. I’ve heard other Vodafone customers in Sheffield are also having the same problem. been told there’s a problem at BT Exchange but can’t confirm this yet.
  8. I guess three not really anything you can do to cater for drivers that might do that. But even sensible and proficient drivers can and will fall foul of wanting to go straight on but suddenly realising at the last second they are in the wrong lane. Sensible drivers would carry on around the roundabout, others will suddenly veer to their left and change lane, oblivious to the fact theres are cars already in that lane.
  9. Sadly, doing this when approaching Meadowhead roundabout from Greenhill can put you in the wrong lane. All three lanes have arrows painted on the road surface indicating you can go straight on, but in actual fact only the left and centre lane actually go straight on. If you've chosen the right hand lane then as soon as you enter the roundabout you discover that you're now in a lane for only turning right. If you didn't see the arrow painted on the surface of your lane (which you might not in heavy slow moving traffic when the car in front is driving over the arrow), then you'd probably still think you can go straight on, only realising last minute that you can't.
  10. Doesn't mean someones unobservant if the lane markings are wrong. If theres a big arrow painted on the road surface telling a driver that they can go straight on, when in fact they can't, and doesn't mean the driver is unobservant. In fact it suggests that they are observant for seeing the arrow and getting into that lane.
  11. Its quite badly marked out as far as white lane markings go. Approaching from the Audi garage you can only go left if you are in the left lane, but cars often go straight on, cutting into the other lane. More obvious lane separation markings could help here. Approaching from Greenhill, there are three lanes all indicating that you can go straight on. However, if you choose the right hand lane to go straight on you soon find that once on the roundabout you can't go straight on and have to turn right, meaning cars suddenly cut into the lane to their left to go straight on. When approaching from Dronfield, you can turn right from within the middle lane, which often surprises the car to your right who is in the inside lane and isn't expecting you to be turning right alongside them. This can also surprise those who are waiting to join the roundabout from Woodseats, who assume you are turning off towards Woodseats. It could be better signed to cater for those who aren't so observant.
  12. How do you know they were instructing? They could have just been driving with a family member, or teaching a family member.
  13. Even though he hasn't been found guilty? Really? So cops should be sacked based purely on allegations? Surely the court case will decide if he's guilty or not guilty.
  14. Thanks for the suggestions, I have started visiting most of those mentioned, including 1) Tec-Nick Autos, Dannemora Drove Sheffield S9 2) The Garage, Sheaf Gardens Sheffield S2 3) Autotecnic, Amos Rd Sheffield S9 4) German Auto Centre Autotecnic seems to know the most about the specific work I want doing. Hope to choose one soon.
  15. German Autocentre? I didn't know about them, I'll give them a call in the morning, thanks.
  16. Just bought a Skoda Yeti and am looking for an independent VAG garage to carry out a Haldex service. So far I've found the following three, has anyone used them or know of any others.? 1) Tec-Nick Autos, Dannemora Drove Sheffield S9 2) The Garage, Sheaf Gardens Sheffield S2 3) Autotecnic, Amos Rd Sheffield S9
  17. Are their prices negotiable, or fixed price?
  18. Well obviously, but then theres the issue of price.
  19. Anyone know if I'm right in thinking hat they don't negotiate on the advertised selling price of their cars? I'm sure years ago I heard that their policy was they don't negotiate, as their cars were priced reasonably anyway. Or are they just like any other car showroom where haggling is the norm?
  20. Not exactly. There are cameras monitoring 'certain' bus gates in the city centre which I believe is for that very purpose.
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