codek2 wrote:Kwik fit are indeed good on price, but they have that reputation about suggesting unnecessary work for a reason. So as long as you know what you're doing with them, and play the game, then you can protect yourself.
Used them for 10 years - mainly the Hertford branch but also Welwyn for brakes and MOT. They have never once suggested I needed any additional work over and above what I booked them to do.
I have sometimes looked at using these mobile guys - E tyres, N and C tyres etc. However I have always found that they are not cheaper than Kwik Fit, and are often significantly more expensive, which means the ease of them coming to you is not worth the additional cost.
The argument that they have lower overheads is countered by the fact that they have significantly less purchasing power than the national companies, whose cost prices are much lower which is then passed on to the consumer.