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WATCH: Halfords mechanic caught speeding in customer's car

A Halfords Autocentres mechanic has been caught speeding in a customer's car that was booked in for a service.

Shaun Ingram booked his Ford Focus ST in for a major service and MOT costing £255 at a Plymouth Halfords Autocentre in March.

According to the BBC, footage captured on his dashcam showed the car was driven at 57 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Ingram said his camera was visible in the windscreen and recorded almost seven hours of footage, including the mechanic swearing.

Ingram told the BBC: "When I saw the footage I was left open-mouthed. The mechanic was abusing my car and my trust.

"As a nationwide company I thought I had nothing to worry about. I feel very let down."

Regional manager for Halfords Autocentres Daren Stone, in communications with Ingram, said the mechanic no longer worked for the firm.

He said: "He drove your car in what I can only describe as an appalling manner.

"I do not and will never condone that level of pure neglect which is why the mechanic in question has been removed from working within the Halfords Autocentre Group."

Mr Ingram added: "From now on I will always wait by the car whilst it is being serviced." 

Halfords have refunded the cost of the service to Ingram.

Video courtesy of SWNS



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  • Susan - 16/04/2015 14:08

    how ironic that the advert that comes up whilst watching the video is for Halfords "the autocentre you can trust"!!!

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