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Abominable service

My car would not start so I called for someone to come out. I was not aware that my tax had run out due to moving house and I was charged £161 instead of the £30 excess. Even though I could pay the tax immediately, they wouldn't budge. The mechanic arrive Read more

My car would not start so I called for someone to come out. I was not aware that my tax had run out due to moving house and I was charged £161 instead of the £30 excess. Even though I could pay the tax immediately, they wouldn't budge. The mechanic arrives, takes 2 minutes to look at the engine and decides the battery is at fault. Jump-start the car but doesn't look at anything else. The car doesn't want to start up again without the jump leads but he says the alternator is fine, it just needs a new battery and I can drive to a garage to buy one. So I take the car and on the way the car completely breaks down. No power, nothing. I phone them again, obviously the mechanic has made a mistake and now I'm stranded, in a dangerous place. To my surprise and astonishment they didn't want to know and wanted another few hundred pounds to come out again as they said they wouldn't come out for the same problem twice. But if the mechanic had checked properly he would have advised me that the car needed towing to a garage to be fixed, not driven. I was so disgusted with them, I called another company to tow the car, costing me another £150! They say they provide such fantastic service but this is beyond abominable.

Reviewed on 4th December 2022
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Anna Chuter

Avoid!

Sadly my last encounter was appalling. They are helpful with a one off incident, but I happened to have two completely separate occurrences, one the battery (on Christmas Eve), the other the distributor cap. They refused to come out on the second Read more

Sadly my last encounter was appalling.

They are helpful with a one off incident, but I happened to have two completely separate occurrences, one the battery (on Christmas Eve), the other the distributor cap.

They refused to come out on the second call as I had not taken my car to a garage on Christmas Eve - despite no garage being open for several days by that point!

I had the same garage attend both call outs (as soon as they were open after the Christmas break), and they also confirmed the incidences were completely unrelated, but Emergency Assist refuse to refund the £150 for recovery that I should not have been charged.

I'd recommend spending a little more on a reputable company

Reviewed on 19th April 2022
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Erica Pew